Tue, 27 Jul 2021

TEHRAN -- Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.

"Ebrahim Raisi won the first place with 17,926,345 votes, and has been elected by our dear people as president, to act as trustee of the executive apparatus," Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in a press conference in the afternoon. (Iran-Presidential Election-Raisi)


CAIRO -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks on Saturday with his Libyan counterpart Najla al-Mangoush in Cairo on the latest developments of the Libyan roadmap for a political settlement.

"I assert Egypt's support for the interim executive authority represented in Libyan presidential council and the national unity government in performing their tasks during the transitional stage," Shoukry told a joint press conference following the talks. (Egypt-Libya-Peace Roadmap)


JERUSALEM -- Israeli Ministry of Health said on Saturday in a statement that Friday's COVID-19 vaccines shipment to the Palestinian Authority was "totally normal."

The statement came in response to the Palestinian announcement that it has quitted the agreement reached with Israel and Pfizer company on exchanging anti-coronavirus vaccines with Israel. (Israel-Palestine-Vaccines Shipment)


JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Ministry of Health on Saturday reported a COVID-19 outbreak in two schools in the town of Binyamina, 60 km north of Tel Aviv.

The outbreak concerns a primary school and a middle school, where 45 students in total were tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the ministry. (Israel-COVID19 Outbreak-Schools)

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