Adar Press

Turkey has arrested 418 people in 29 provinces for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

This came after the announcement of the dismissal of three mayors belonging to a pro-Kurdish party in the southeastern cities of Diyarbakir, wan and Mardin, after investigations the Turkish Interior Ministry claimed were "terrorism-related."

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The mullahs' regime is preparing "terrorists" in 14 camps in the country to be ready to attack Western targets, the Daily Star newspaper reported, citing Iranian opposition activists.

The revelation of the Iranian plot comes as tensions between Iran and Western countries are fueled by the crisis of the nuclear deal, which Washington pulled out in May 2018 and re-imposed tough sanctions on Tehran.

Adar Press - Le Figaro

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the arrival of 31 Yezidi women with their children in France on Thursday.

"This step is proof of France's continued will to provide facilities for the reception of victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East, in coordination with the Iraqi authorities," the ministry statement said.

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More than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or missing over the eight-year conflict, the UN's director of political affairs and peacebuilding operations, Rosemere Di Carlo, said, noting that the regime bears primary responsibility.

De Carlo urged the parties to heed the Security Council's call for the release of all those arbitrarily arrested and to make information available to families about their relatives as required by international law.

Adar Press - AFP

Brazil's Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Ankara's request to extradite a Turkish businessman accused of terrorism by Ankara, citing its refusal to guarantee a fair trial in Turkey.

The decision, which the judges unanimously approved, means Ali Sepahi can stay in Brazil, where he has lived for 12 years.

Adar Press - Agencies

About 10 people were injured Sunday morning in Dayton, Ohio.

Media sources said one person opened fire on a group of citizens before being arrested by the police.

Adar Press - Interfax

The US State Department welcomed the truce in the area of ​​stopping the escalation in Idlib northern Syria and announced its support for a ceasefire there, pointing out the need to stop all that leads to the deaths of civilians.

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The United States on Saturday imposed a new set of sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergey Scrippel in British Salisbury in 2018.

US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagos said in a statement Washington would oppose any "loan or technical assistance to Russia" from international financial institutions and would impose restrictions that would bar US banks from financing sovereign debt.

The United States will also impose restrictions on exports of goods and technology to Russia, Ortagos said.

Adar Press - Interfax

The delegations of all parties participating in the Astana talks to resolve the Syrian crisis arrived in the capital city of Kazakhstan, where the 13th round of talks will begin on Thursday.

The participants are expected to hold a series of bilateral and trilateral consultations on Friday, followed by a plenary meeting on Friday, which will issue a joint statement by the three countries that are sponsoring the Astana process - Russia, Turkey and Iran.

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Ten UN Security Council members, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich, called for the formation of an international commission to investigate the Syrian regime's targeting of civilian infrastructure in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, according to Al Arabiya.net.

UN diplomatic sources said Gutierrez had already asked his legal bureau for legal advice on the proposed commission of inquiry.

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