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Syrian army inches closer to key city in Idlib amid intense fighting

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Damascus/Xinhua/UNI: The Syrian government forces have advanced toward the city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib province in northwestern Syria on Sunday amid intense battles and shelling, activists and local media reported.
At least 12 Iraqi protesters killed during two days of demonstrations – Human Rights Gro...
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: At least 12 protesters have been killed during two days of violent clashes with security forces in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Dhi Qar, the semi-official Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) reported in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Israel officially allows citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia: Reports
Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israel’s Interior minister Arye Deri has signed a directive earlier this week allowing Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history, media reported Sunday.
Russia registers 96 ceasefire violations in Syria over past 24 hours: Defence Ministry
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered 96 ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side has recorded 92 truce breaches, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday.
Japan looks to evacuate citizens from virus-stricken Wuhan, Hubei province: Abe
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Japanese authorities are coordinating with China to evacuate its citizens from the Chinese province at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Sunday.
Seven dead, 16 missing after heavy rains lash SE Brazil
Rio de Janeiro/UNI: At least seven people were killed while 16 others went missing after unprecedented heavy rainfall lashed the Belo Horizonte city in Southeastern Brazil, media reports said on Sunday.
German Police confirm six people killed in Rot am See shooting
Berlin/Sputnik: Six people were killed in the shooting in Germany's southwestern town of Rot am See, while some others were injured, the police of the neighboring city of Aalen confirmed to Sputnik on Friday.
The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’
New York/IBNS: Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education.
Anti-corruption efforts stagnating in G7 countries: 2019 CPI
New York/IBNS: More than two-thirds of countries – along with many of the world’s most advanced economies – are stagnating or showing signs of backsliding in their anti-corruption efforts, according to the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International.
Philippines to send back nearly 500 people to China's Wuhan: Civil Aviation Authority
Moscow,/Sputnik: About 500 people visiting the city of Kalibo in the Philippines' province of Aklan will return to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Friday.
McDonald's halts operations in five Hubei province cities over coronavirus outbreak
Moscow/Sputnik: US fast-food giant McDonald's said on Friday that it had decided to suspend business operations in five cities in China's Hubei province due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus.
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