World News in Brief: November 9

Saturday, 2019-11-09 14:13:03
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As a response to US exit from the Iran nuclear deal, Iran's withdrawing from the 2015 agreement would erase the long-standing efforts of the world community to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and will have "deplorable" consequences, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday (November 8).

* Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the new structure of the government on Friday night, following the victory of governing Law and Justice (PiS) in parliamentary elections on October 13.

* A total of 23 protesters and security forces members have been killed and more than 1,077 injured amid ongoing demonstrations in Baghdad and southern provinces of Iraq from Nov. 3 to 7, the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said Friday.

* The United States is deliberately dragging its feet on extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in Moscow on Friday.

* The delayed troop pullback in Petrivske villages in eastern Ukraine will start Saturday, said chief monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Ukraine, on Friday. Yasar Halit Cevik confirmed the decision during his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

* The Turkish coast guard has captured a total of 273 illegal migrants who tried to sneak into Greek islands from Turkey's Aegean coast in the last three days, the force announced on Friday.

* Canadian unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent in October, as the economy unexpectedly lost 1,800 jobs following two consecutive months of gains, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

* Bushfires have claimed the lives of at least two people in the Australian state of New South Wales, authorities confirmed on Saturday. A further seven people were unaccounted for with fears that the death toll could rise.

* The World Bank has approved a US$300 million loan to support the strengthening of Morocco's municipalities, Moroccan news agency MAP reported on Friday.

* The United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that the Libyan navy has rescued more than 8,000 illegal immigrants this year so far.

* At least 69 Palestinian demonstrators were injured in clashes on Friday afternoon with Israeli soldiers stationed on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, a local official said.

* Some 60,000 unaccompanied young migrants and refugees who arrived in Italy between 2014 and 2018 and are reaching the age of 18 still need support to ensure their successful transition into adulthood, UN agencies said in a report released on Friday.

* Tunisia's election regulator announced at a press conference on Friday the final results of the Oct. 6 parliamentary elections.

*Around 35 workers have been rescued after an explosion in a former potash salt mine in the city of Teutschenthal in eastern Germany, German police reported on Friday.

* Some 50 African Union (AU) member countries have contributed close to US$131 million since 2017 to finance peace and security activities across the continent, the AU disclosed on Friday.

Xinhua