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Iraq To Discuss Resumption Oil Export Through Ceyhan Port In Turkey

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's Oil Minister Jabbar Ali al-Luaibi will visit Turkey this week at the invitation of Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak to hold talks on developing bilateral relations, reported the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA).

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27 Paramilitary Hashd Shaabi Fighters Killed In Ambush In Central Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Up to 27 members of paramilitary Hashd Shaabi fighters were killed in an ambush by Daesh militants near the town of Hawijah in Kirkuk province, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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Jailed Bangladeshi Ex-PM Khaleda Zia's Eligibility To Contest Election Remains Uncertain

Khaleda Zia

DHAKA -- Jailed Bangladeshi ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia cannot contest the next general election in the current legal context, according to Bangladeshi Chief Election Commissioner AKM Nurul Huda, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Singapore Plans To Raise Goods, Services Tax By 2 Pct In Next Few Years

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in his Budget Statement in the parliament on Monday that the government will lift the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from the current seven percent to nine percent sometime in the period between 2021 and 2025, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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S Korean President Wants Resolute Measures Against US Protectionist Moves

Moon Jae-in

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday instructed goverment officials to take confident and resolute measures against US protectionist moves in bilateral trade, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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Iraqi Court Sentences Turkish Woman To Death For Joining IS

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said in a statement on Monday.

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Natives In Mexico Denounce Illegal Sale Of Sacred Island

Tatei Haramara island.

MEXICO -- Members of the Wixarika Tatei Haramara Council of Nayarit, Mexico have denounced the illegal sale of one of their sacred ceremonial sites, Tatei Haramara island, to two “ghost” tourism companies.

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S. Korea's Renowned Stage Director Apologises For Sexual Misconduct

Lee Youn-taek.

SEOUL -- Lee Youn-taek, a renowned theatrical writer-director, on Monday apologised to victims of his alleged sexual misconduct spanning at least 18 years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Trump Blasts Oprah Over 60 Minutes Episode

Pic: ReutersU.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

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Cold Front To Chill China Tomorrow

BEIJING -- A cold front from northwest is expected to sweep across most parts of China from Tuesday while the rain continues to pour in the south, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the national observatory as saying on Monday.

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