Tue, 20 Apr 2021

RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Tuesday a bomb-laden-drone launched by Houthis towards Saudi southern region.

The coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Malki accused the Houthi militia of committing "war crimes," the Saudi Press Agency reported. (Saudi-Interception-Drone)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed on Tuesday that Ethiopia's possible second phase filling of the Nile dam unilaterally would pose a direct threat to water security of Egypt and Sudan.

The remarks came during the two ministers meeting in Egypt's capital Cairo, where the two diplomats tackled a number of issues of common interest, according to a joint press statement released after the meeting. (Egypt-Sudan-GERD Talks)

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RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian Authority (PA) has addressed an official letter to Israel on holding the upcoming general elections in the Palestinian territories, said a senior PA official on Tuesday.

The official, who declined to be named, told Xinhua that the official letter included a request to allow holding the elections in East Jerusalem. He said the PA is waiting for Israel's official response to the letter. (Palestine-Israel-Elections)

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TEHRAN A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official said that pushes for an anti-Iran resolution in the ongoing meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would imperil diplomacy, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi deplored as "unconstructive" the attempts to have the UN nuclear watchdog pass a resolution against Iran, saying it would shrink the room for diplomacy. (Iran-IAEA-Resolution)

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