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    Turkey exports $10.8M of tea to 103 countries

    Turkey exported tea worth $10.7 million to 103 countries around the world during the first eight months of the year. Some 2,753 tons of tea was exported in the January-August period, an Anadolu Agency (AA) report published Monday said, citing data from the Eastern Black Sea Exporters...
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    Top US general says military will not escort Donald Trump from the White Ho

    America's most senior general has declared the military will not intervene if Donald Trump were to decline to leave the White House following a disputed US election. In a letter to Congress, Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not envisage soldiers playing any...
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    India Withdraws From Drills With Russia, China Amid Border Row - Sources

    India will not take part in next month's Kavkaz-2020 military exercise in southern Russia, involving China, after a deadly clash with Chinese border guards in June, Indian Defense Ministry sources told Sputnik on Saturday NEW DELHI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 29th August, 2020) India will not...
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    Egypt to prosecute some 54 million who boycotted Senate vote

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s election commission said Wednesday it would refer to prosecutors about 54 million people who did not vote in elections earlier this month for two-thirds of the Senate, the upper and mainly powerless chamber of the country’s Parliament. The development is unlikely to lead to...
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    What makes ‘Resurrection: Ertuğrul’ a superhit drama series in Pakistan?

    The Turkish series "Diriliş Ertuğrul" ("Resurrection: Ertuğrul") is a timely and relevant reminder for the disunited Muslim world that is facing similar challenges of fighting corruption, injustice and inequality. Its core message is to revisit and rethink Muslims' glorious past that originated...
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    Greek Officials Say UAE Warplanes to Arrive for Joint Drills

    ATHENS, Greece — The United Arab Emirates is sending warplanes to the southern Greek island of Crete for joint training with Greece's air force, officials in Athens said Friday as military tensions continued to simmer between Greece and neighboring Turkey over offshore energy rights. The...
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    Custodianship of Two Holy Mosques

    Muslim countries esp non-Arab countries should start lobbying to take away control of holy mosques from Saudi Arabia.The holy mosques belong to Muslim ummah not Saudi Arabia.A pan-Islamic body should with members from all Muslim countries should be the custodian of holy mosques.Saudis are using...
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    Turkey's Erdogan hails huge natural gas find

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that the drilling ship Fatih, which has been operating in the area since July, had found 320bn cu m (11.3 tr cu ft) of gas. He said it was Turkey's biggest natural gas find to date. If Turkey can extract the gas commercially, it will be able to...
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    Beijing dismisses potential US sanctions against Russia and China over Iran

    BEIJING, August 20. /TASS/. Washington’s potential sanctions against Russia and China if obstacles are created for restoring US restrictions against Iran should be considered as illegal because the US has withdrawn from the Iranian nuclear deal and stripped itself of competence to put forward...
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    Iran arrests 19 Afghans in Taliban flag row

    Authorities sent 5 Afghans to prison, while other 14 will be expelled TEHRAN (AA) – Iran has arrested 19 Afghan nationals for waving a Taliban flag in Tehran in celebration of the Eid al-Adha festival, the city’s police chief said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Gen. Hossein Rahimi said...
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    China Signs Series Of Deals To Develop Supergiant Oilfield In Iran

    Two key questions logically arise from last week’s announcement from Iran’s Petroleum Ministry that it has awarded a US$1.3 billion development deal to more than double oil production at the supergiant South Azadegan oilfield, the second such oil project signed this month, the other being a...
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    China annexes 60 square km of India in Ladakh

    China has occupied more than sixty square kilometres of Indian territory in eastern Ladakh, according to a senior Indian Army source, in a dramatic escalation of the simmering tension between the two Asian superpowers. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that up to 12,000 Chinese troops pushed over...
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    India denies visas to U.S. panel on religious freedom

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Nigam Prusty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has turned down a travel request for members of a U.S. government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying such foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens. Since taking power in...
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    Doubts over Oxford vaccine as it fails to stop coronavirus in animal trial

    The Oxford University vaccine tipped as a "front runner" in the race to develop a coronavirus jab does not stop the virus in monkeys and may only be partially effective, experts have warned. A trial of the vaccine in rhesus macaque monkeys did not stop the animals from catching the virus and...
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    Jacinda Ardern rejected from cafe at coronavirus capacity

    It’s rare for a country’s leader to just casually drop into a cafe for a snack. Rarer still for them to be turned away. But that is exactly what happened on Saturday when the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, was turned away from a popular cafe in Wellington which was full due to...
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    Retired Afghan police chief defects to Taliban

    The defection of Gen Abdul Jalil Bakhtawar puts him at odds with his son, a senior government official A former Afghan police chief has switched sides to join the Taliban in what is thought to be one of the most senior defections to the insurgents yet. Gen Abdul Jalil Bakhtawar joined his...
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    Afghanistan says it has found 17 bodies of migrants drowned by Iran border

    HERAT (Reuters) - Afghan authorities said on Thursday they had recovered 12 more bodies of migrants who were thrown into a river by Iranian border guards this month to stop them entering the country, bringing the death toll from the alleged incident to 17. Iran has already rejected the...
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    Scientists in China target emissions-free flight with air plasma jet engine

    Scientists have designed a new kind of jet engine that could fly planes halfway around the world without emitting fossil fuels. The prototype, dreamed up by engineers at Wuhan University in China, relies on thrusters powered by compressed air and electricity to create zero carbon flight...
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    India cracks down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

    Police round up activists as lockdown to control outbreak makes protests difficult. Financial Times: Stephanie Findlay and Jyotsna Singh in New Delhi, 4 May, 2020. Indian police are arresting high-profile Muslim activists and ordinary civilians under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic in...
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    Afghanistan probes report Iran guards forced migrants into river - Aljazeera

    Survivors say at least 23 of 57 people thrown by Iranian border guards into Harirud River drowned. Afghanistan has begun retrieving bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian border guards tortured and threw Afghans into the river to prevent their...