ANKARA — Turkey and the EU have agreed on a draft agreement on the recent refugee crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu said on Friday.


The EU will provide three billion euros (3.4 billion U.S. dollars) to Turkey to deal with the migration crisis, according to the draft agreement reached between the two sides in Ankara on Thursday, Sinirlioglu told reporters.(Turkey-EU-Refugee)
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MOSCOW — Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which groups countries of the former Soviet Union, must join efforts to prevent the expansion of terrorism to its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
Terrorists are gaining more and more influence and do not hide plans of further expansion, and one of their goals is to break into the Central Asian region, Putin told a CIS summit in Kazakhstan.(Russia-Putin-Terrorism)
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ABUJA — A total of 39 people have been killed and 49 others injured in multiple blasts which jolted parts of Nigeria’s Maiduguri city, capital of the restive northeastern state of Borno, in less than 24 hours, officials said.
The attacks which hit the northern province between late Thursday and early Friday were carried out by five suicide bombers – two men and three women. In all, five suicide attacks were carried out in two areas on the outskirts of Maiduguri, also known as headquarters of Boko Haram.(Nigeria-Bomb)
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ADEN, Yemen — Suspected al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military intelligence compound in Yemen’s western port city of Hodyada on Friday, killing 10 soldiers, a police officer told Xinhua.
“The terrorist al-Qaida attackers raided the military intelligence headquarters a few minutes after a booby-trapped car exploded inside the compound in Hodyada, leaving 10 soldiers killed at the scene,” the local police officer said on condition of anonymity.(Yemen-Attack)
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MADRID — Travelers in Spain face the risk of disruption as railway workers begin a series of strikes on Friday.
Workers for Spain’s railway operator Renfe and infrastructure company ADIF are holding three separate two-hour stoppages as part of their protests against the breakdown of their collective bargaining agreement.(Spain-Rail strike) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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