17 January 2021


Agreement concluded in Libyan talks: UN (14)
TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) - A senior UN official announced here Saturday that the Libyan delegations reached an agreement on a recommended selection mechanism for a new temporary executive authority. Stephanie Turco Williams, Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), told a press conference that the selection mechanism will be provided for voting next Monday, Xinhua reported.
Violent youth protests hit Tunisia amid economic turmoil (6)
By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA January 17, 2021 GMT TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Police used tear gas to disperse violent protests led by disgruntled youths in several Tunisian cities overnight, including in the capital of Tunis and in the seaside city of Sousse. Tunisians in general are angry that the North African country is on the verge of bankruptcy and has dire public services.
Vaccination of East Europeans faces hurdles amid public mistrust (8)
Jan 17, 2021 14:55 UTC Rising doubts spark mistrust among people and even officials about a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus pandemic in southeastern Europe. Efforts to vaccinate people against the virus in countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria are facing hurdles due to uncertainties in the society, including among former presidents and even some doctors.
Tunisia Govt Says Dozens Arrested In Night Disturbances (3)
Sumaira FH Sun 17th January 2021 | 06:20 PM Tunis, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Jan, 2021 ) :Tunisian security forces arrested dozens of young people during consecutive nights of disturbances in the capital and other cities, a government spokesman said Sunday. The disturbances come amid a nationwide lockdown imposed since Thursday - the 10 year anniversary of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's fall from
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.23 mln: Africa CDC (3)
2021-01-17 18:35:49(Beijing Time) Xinhua English ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) - COVID-19 cases on the African continent amounted to 3,235,198 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency's Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 78,313 as of Sunday with 2,649,520 recoveries.
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