Mon, 20 Sep 2021

TUNIS -- Tunisian President Kais Saied announced on Sunday evening that he has removed Hichem Mechichi from the post of prime minister and suspended all activities of the Assembly of People's Representatives, the parliament.

The announcement was made in a video broadcast on the official page of the Tunisian Presidency on Facebook, after an emergency meeting that Saied held with senior security officials. (Tunisia-PM-Removal)

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GAZA -- Israeli launched airstrikes on some targets of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in southern and northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night, Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses said.

The sources told Xinhua that Israeli fighter jets and drones launched missiles at several posts and facilities that belong to Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, adding that no injuries were reported. (Palestine-Israel-Gaza Airstrikes)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel has appointed its first ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the signing of a normalization deal last year, the Israeli foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that he has chosen Amir Haik, an economist and former director of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Employment, to take the job. (Israel-UAE-Ambassador)

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CAIRO, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian Space Agency started on Sunday a space technology training course for 17 engineers and specialists from five African countries to boost their cooperation and exchange of expertise in the space field.

Running from July 25 to Aug. 5, the 12-day program provides theoretical and practical training for the trainees who are from Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. (Egypt-Africa-Space Cooperation)

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