Tuesday, 21 January, 2020
Turkey says 'not intimated' after Trump threatens economic devastation
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey will not be intimidated by US President Donald Trump's threat to “devastate" its economy if Ankara attacked Kurdish militants in Syria.
Egypt mulls breaking two-term limit for President Sisi

Israeli minister in Cairo amid Egyptians’ opposition
The Israeli regime’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz arrived in Cairo on Sunday to attend a natural gas conference in a rare visit to Egypt by an Israeli official, airport sources said.
Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in 10 years
Jordanian King Abdullah II has made his first trip to Baghdad in more than a decade, meeting Iraqi President Barham Saleh.
Qatar rejects normalising ties with 'criminal' Assad
Qatar's foreign minister ruled out on Monday the possibility of re-opening an embassy in Damascus, in line with some other Gulf countries, calling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a war criminal.
Palestine won’t let US sell occupied al-Quds to Israel: Abbas
President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestine will never allow the United States to sell Jerusalem al-Quds to Israel, reiterating that the occupied city will remain the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.
Sudan's Bashir orders probe into deadly protests
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ordered an investigation into two weeks of violent protests against the government's economic policies and his 29-year rule.
'US occupation is over': Iraqi leaders slam Trump visit
Iraqi political and militia leaders have condemned US President Donald Trump's unannounced trip to Iraq as a violation of their country's sovereignty.
Israel plans to build 2,200 settler homes, says NGO
Israeli authorities have advanced plans for nearly 2,200 settlement homes in occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said on Wednesday, the first such approval since snap elections were called earlier this week.
37 protesters killed by police in Sudan protests: Amnesty
Amnesty International says it has received "credible reports" that Sudan's security forces have shot dead nearly 40 protesters in clashes during anti-government demonstrations that erupted last week in many parts of the country.
Erdogan calls Netanyahu a ‘tyrant’ as war of words heats up
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit back at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the latter accused Turkey of invading Cyprus
Turkish, Israeli leaders trade heated barbs
Turkey and Israel have exchanged new broadsides, with Ankara blasting Israel's occupation and Tel Aviv accusing Turkey of massacring Kurds and occupying Cyprus.
Outspoken Saudi prince dies aged 87
A Saudi prince, known internationally for his open criticism of the ruling family including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has died after being critically weakened by a hunger strike.
Hamas rejects Abbas's plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has slammed a plan by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the parliament, saying the move will only add to the internal divisions between the Palestinian factions.
Saudis step up Yemen attacks, violate truce '223 times'
Yemen's army, which alongside the Houthi movement has been defending the country, says Saudi Arabia has increased its attacks in breach of a UN-brokered truce in the port city of Hudaydah.
Saudi outreach to Israel 'faces setbacks' after Khashoggi crisis
A covert US-backed initiative to improve ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel is facing setbacks after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and two of his aides were implicated in a journalist's killing, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Israel approves forced displacement of Palestinians
Israeli lawmakers have initially approved a piece of legislation that gives the go-ahead for the forced displacement of the family members of Palestinians accused of launching anti-Israel attacks.
 
 
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President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi paid a surprise visit to National Institute of Child Health and admitted that there is dire need of at least one more 500-bed children hospital in the Karachi region.
Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly welcomes the decision of China by backing the Pakistan’s request to not change the status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and asked India to respond to the members of the United Nations Security Council.
To uplift the talented athletes to fore, the Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Dr. Fehmida Mirza said the government is trying to create an e-portal for sports persons.
An Afghan delegation led by Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy Chief Executive of Afghanistan and Head of Hezb-e-Wahadat Mardum-e-Afghanistan called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Parliament House.

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The month of December reminds us of tragic incidents ever happened in the history of Pakistan, either it is Fall of Dhakka, or Army Public School, (APS) Peshawar carnage.
America’s fingerprints are all over the war in Yemen, the New York Times said on Wednesday.
Torn between preventing Pakistan from going nuclear and fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States appears to have decided that pushing the Russians out of Kabul was more important, shows a set of documents released by the US State Department.

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