Taiwan election: Hong Kong won it, Beijing lost it

19 Jan

When it comes to crucial elections for the highest office, there is no place in the world where outside factors take precedence over local issues – other than in Taiwan.Mainland China’s increasingly hawkish attitude towards the island, Hong Kong’s anti…

Ghassan Salameh: Libya needs to stop all foreign interference in its affairs

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ghassan Salama, the United Nations special envoy to Libya, considered that Libya “needs to stop all foreign interference” in its affairs, in an interview with AFP on the eve of the international conference hosted by Berlin. “Every external intervention could have a calming effect in the short term,” Salameh said, …

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Eight death sentences in the case of the presidential security bus bombing in Tunisia in 2015

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A Tunisian court on Friday night sentenced to death eight people accused of the bombing of a presidential security bus that killed 12 people in 2015. A suicide bombing, adopted by ISIS, targeted a bus for Presidential Security on November 24, 2015 in the Tunisian capital, killing 12 and wounding …

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Storms put out fires in eastern Australia

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Friday’s storms put out most of the fires that were burning in eastern Australia on Saturday, but other fires are still raging in the south and southeast of the country, according to the authorities. The New South Wales state fire department, Australia’s most crowded and hardest hit by the environmental …

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Close the most important oil export ports in eastern Libya on the eve of the Berlin conference

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Libyan National Oil Corporation announced on Saturday that forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman in the Libyan East, closed the most important oil ports in the east of the country, on the eve of the Berlin International Conference on Libya, which will bring together all parties …

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Erdogan warns Europe of “terrorism” if the Al-Wefaq government falls in Libya

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Europe, in an article published in the “Politico” magazine, of the fallout from the fall of the Libyan government of reconciliation recognized by the United Nations and warned that “terrorist” organizations will find a foothold in the old continent. “Betrayal of human …

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Masoud will not run for the presidency of the Iraqi Federation: My mission with football is over

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Iraqi Football Association President Abdel-Khalek Masoud revealed on Saturday his intention not to run for a new term, the day after the Executive Bureau members announced their intention to resign to resolve a judicial dispute with former international player Adnan Darjal. “After that, I will not run for the presidency …

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Ten burned bodies in a car in one of the states of Mexico

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) – The Mexican authorities found at least ten charred bodies in a car in the southern state of Guerrero, which is the most exposed to violence linked to organized crime, the state attorney general said Saturday. Guerrero state attorney said that the bodies were found on Friday in a car in …

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Dozens of wounded during clashes between the security forces and demonstrators in downtown Beirut

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) With the unprecedented protest movement in Lebanon entering its fourth month, downtown Beirut witnessed violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces on Saturday, causing dozens of injuries on both sides, while political forces are still unable to form a government that calms the anger of the street. At 2:00 p.m. (12:00 …

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Damascus tightens sanctions against dealers other than the Syrian pound, as its value deteriorates

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) On Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a legislative decree stipulating the tightening of sanctions against all non-Syrian pounds, which recorded a record decline against the dollar in the past two weeks, while the conflict is about to be completed in its ninth year. The presidential accounts on social media reported …

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Trump tells Soleimani last moments: “He deserved this cruel blow”

19 Jan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — President Donald Trump narrated the last moments of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by the US military in a strike by a plane Marching near Baghdad airport on January 3 and “shook the world,” he said. Trump made these details Friday evening in front of donors in the …

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