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Turkey condemns deadly Houthi attack in Yemen

Turkey on Jan. 19 condemned the attack of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels that claimed 79 lives people in Marib, western Yemen.

"We condemn the attack mounted by Houthi groups on a government-held military camp in Yemen which caused the death of 70 people and injured a large number of people," said the Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Young migrant stabbed to death at Moria camp

A 20-year-old man from Yemen was stabbed to death on Thursday night during an altercation at the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, police have confirmed.

The young man was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police have launched an investigation to find the culprit and have reportedly detained several people.

Iohannis: Romania supports EU efforts, higher involvement in Middle East de-escalation

Romania supports the efforts of the European Union - which needs to get more involved, of its strategic partners and of the international community to de-escalate the situation in the Middle East, favor dialogue and seek sustainable solutions in the region, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday at the meeting with the diplomatic mission heads accredited in Bucharest.

Lebanon Voting Rights in the UN Have Been Fully Restored

Lebanon regained its right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying its contributions to the international organization.

The Lebanese were in the list with the Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho, Tonga, Venezuela and Yemen as countries that do not pay the required contributions by UN rules and are not allowed to vote.

CHP urges gov’t to keep Turkey away from ‘growing fire’ in Middle East amid US-Iran tension

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader has urged the government to keep Turkey away from the "growing fire" in the Middle East after the United States killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, repeating his party's objection to sending Turkish troops to Libya.

Serbian Minister’s Father Joined Arms Delegation on Italian Visit

While Serbian officials continue to downplay the role of the Interior Minister's father in the arms trade, documents obtained by BIRN reveal his high-level activities in this field.

They show that Branko Stefanovic, father of Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, traveled in May to the "Bereta" arms factory in Italy as part of a Serbian Interior Ministry delegation, for example.

RSF: 49 Journalists were Killed in 2019, Many are Behind Bars

Journalists' deaths are at "historically low levels" globally, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders, quoted by AFP.

Most journalists killed in 2019 covered military conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, say the Paris-based organization and recall that journalism remains a dangerous profession.

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