World News Roundup: Israel Catches Two More Fleeing Palestinian Activists, Police Say; Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian ministry in Idlib – and more


Here is a summary of the news in the world.

Israel catches two more fleeing Palestinian activists, police say

Israeli forces on Saturday captured two more of the six Palestinian activists who escaped this week from an Israeli maximum security prison, a police spokesperson said. The two men were found hidden in a truck parking lot in an Arab village in northern Israel, near the city of Nazareth, where two other escapees had been captured hours earlier.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian ministry in Idlib

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others wounded after an attack in the Idlib region in northwestern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The troops had participated in a “search and sweep operation”, he said. Idlib is the last major region of Syria still in rebel hands, and parts of it are jointly patrolled by Turkish and Russian forces.

Russia sends armored vehicles and military equipment to Tajikistan

Russia has sent 12 armored vehicles and a host of military equipment to Tajikistan, its defense ministry said on Saturday, as Moscow seeks to bolster its Central Asian ally neighboring Afghanistan. Moscow has organized military exercises in Tajikistan and developed equipment for its military base there, the largest in a foreign country, since the US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s lightning takeover.

Remittance payments to Afghanistan limited to local currency – sources

The Afghan central bank has ordered banks to pay remittances in local currency only, the latest move to preserve scarce US dollars, according to people familiar with the matter. Hard currency remittances have been an important source of external finance for Afghanistan over the years, but the dollar’s availability has dried up following the Taliban’s conquest of the country.

China, Vietnam Should Avoid Amplifying South China Sea Disputes (China Wang Yi)

China and Vietnam should refrain from any unilateral action regarding the South China Sea that could complicate the situation and amplify disputes, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told a Vietnamese official, China’s Foreign Ministry said. . State Councilor Wang met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh during a visit to Vietnam, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

German Laschet asks his SPD rival to apologize for criticizing ministry raids

Armin Laschet, the Tory candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as German Chancellor in this month’s election, on Saturday demanded an apology from his Social Democratic rival for criticizing a money laundering investigation that included raids against his ministry. Prosecutors raided the ministries of finance and justice on Thursday as part of an investigation into the government’s anti-money laundering agency, shining a spotlight on Germany’s failures in the fight against crime financial.

Bulgaria to hold parliamentary elections on November 14 – President

Bulgaria will hold its third parliamentary election this year on November 14, President Rumen Radev said on Saturday, after parliament approved changes to the 2021 state budget. The Balkan country will also hold the first round of the election presidential election on the same date.

Exclusive – Iran invites IAEA chief for talks ahead of clash with Western diplomats

UN nuclear oversight chief Rafael Grossi will travel to Tehran this weekend for talks that could ease an impasse between Iran and the West, just as it risks escalating and derailing negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal, diplomats said on Saturday. Three diplomats who closely follow the International Atomic Energy Agency have said Grossi’s trip ahead of next week’s meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, made up of 35 countries, is confirmed.

Queen Elizabeth says prayers for 9/11 victims and survivors

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth said on Saturday that her prayers remain with the victims and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States and pay tribute to the communities who have come together to rebuild after the devastation. “My thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the nation as a whole – remain with the victims, survivors and affected families, as well as with the first responders and rescue workers called to work,” he said. she said in a message to US President Joe Biden. .

Prince Andrew served with trial of sexual abuse accuser Giuffre – court file

Britain’s Prince Andrew has been on trial by a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting and beating her two decades ago, as she claims she was also abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein , according to a court record from Friday. In an affidavit filed with Manhattan U.S. District Court, Cesar Sepulveda, identifying himself as a “corporate investigator / process server,” said he left a copy of Virginia Giuffre’s trial on August 27 with an officer of police guarding the Royal Lodge in Windsor. , England, a property that Andrew occupies.

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