BAKU — Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia will carry out joint military exercises, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said Sunday in Gabala, a small town 200 km northwest of Baku, after a meeting among defense ministers of the three countries.

The minister has not specified the time of the exercises, which have also taken place in past years. (Azerbaijan-Military Exercises)
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LONDON — A suspicious item discovered at Old Trafford stadium on Sunday was a training device, police have confirmed.
The Premier League match between Manchester United and Bournemouth was abandoned after a “incredibly lifelike” device was found shortly before kick-off. (Britain-Bomb Threat)
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CAIRO — China’s Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development (MEFPD) launched here Sunday the Middle East Peace Forum to promote peacemaking efforts in the turmoil-stricken region.
The Chinese peacemaking institution launched the forum in cooperation with the China-Arab Exchange Association to enhance methods of resolving Middle East issues and pushing for the development in the region. (China-Middle East Peace)
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LAGOS — Nigeria is set to establish a Deoxyribonucleic Acid DNA data-bank with a view to deploying it in tracking criminal elements, especially terrorists in the country, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has said.
The Nigerian official disclosed this in Abuja, the West African country’s capital city on Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing 2nd Regional Security Summit. (Nigeria-Terrorists-DNA)
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DHAKA — A high-ranking leader of ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s largest opposition party was arrested on Sunday in Bangladesh capital Dhaka for his alleged involvement in a oust-government plot.
A spokesman of Dhaka Metropolitan Police told journalists that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Aslam Chowdhury along with two others were arrested from a place in Dhaka by a team of detectives on Sunday night. (Bangladesh-Opposite-Arrested) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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