Wed, 20 Jan 2021

JEDDAH -- Saudi Aramco said on Tuesday that the terrorist attack on its petroleum products distribution terminal in the port city of Jeddah had no effect on the company's fuel supplies.

During a media visit to its oil facility in northern Jeddah, Aramco told reporters that the tank fire caused by the attack was put out in about 40 minutes and the operation resumed in about three hours, confirming there had been no casualties. (Saudi-Oil Supply-Attack)

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DAMASCUS -- At least 21 Turkey-backed rebels were killed and 10 others wounded in an ambush by the Kurdish militia in Syria's northern province of Raqqa on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) set up the ambush in the vicinity of the Ayn Issa town in the northern countryside of Raqqa, when they withdrew from the town after planting a network of mines, which detonated when Turkey-backed rebels entered the area after midnight, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Rebels-Killings)

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TRIPOLI -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday welcomed a consultative meeting of Libyan House of Representatives (HoR).

"UNSMIL is encouraged by the large consultative session of the House of Representatives that will begin today in Tangiers and is being hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco," UNSMIL said in a statement. (Libya-UN-Meeting)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he will visit Bahrain "soon" at the invitation of Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Netanyahu said in a video statement that he and the crown prince talked over the phone on Monday about ways to strengthen ties between the two countries. He said it was their second talk and described it as "very friendly." (Israel-Bahrain-Netanyahu Visit)

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