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Turkey adds crypto firms to terror funding regulations

aljazeera– Turkey has added cryptocurrency trading platforms to the list of firms covered by anti-money laundering and terrorism financing regulation, according to a presidential decree. The Official Gazette said on Saturday the country’s latest expansion of rules governing cryptocurrency transactions would take immediate effect and cover “crypto asset service
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Biden tells Erdogan he plans to recognise Armenian ‘genocide’

aljazeera– United States President Joe Biden told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he plans to recognise the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as an act of “genocide”, Bloomberg and the Reuters news agencies reported Friday, citing people familiar with the call between the leaders. The two spoke […]
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UN: 40 Civilian Casualties In Central Yemen In March Alone

republicworld– The ongoing battle between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government forces in the central province of Marib has caused 40 civilian casualties in March alone, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. At least 70 incidents of armed violence including shelling, crossfire, and air strikes have caused injuries and deaths among civilians during the first
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Regular Ships’ Flow Through Suez Canal For Third Day

republicworld– Several large cargo ships passed through the Suez Canal for third day after the Ever Given, a massive container ship stuck in the waterway for days, was finally wrenched free. Associated Press video shows the ships on Thursday moving down the canal from north to south. Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez […]
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Cargo Ship Stuck In Suez Canal As Seen From Shore

republicworld– Tugboats and a specialized suction dredger worked Friday to dislodge a giant container ship that has been stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for the past three days, blocking a crucial waterway for global shipping. The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground in the narrow canal […]
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Thousands Protest Against Israel’s Netanyahu Ahead Of Vote

republicworld– Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night, calling for the longtime prime minister’s ouster in a final show of force ahead of this week’s parliamentary elections. The weekly protests against Netanyahu have taken place for nine months. But they have lost strength in
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Man shot dead as protesters taunt military in Mayanmar

independent.ie– Police in Myanmar again opened fire on protesters against the military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis. The violence took place as the military lost a tussle over leadership of its UN mission in New York […]