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Water surface of Iran’s Urmia Lake expands

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The surface area of the Urmia Lake in north-west Iran has increased by 829 square kilometers, Agil Agdasi, an official with Reagional Water Company of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, told IRNA, Trend reports. He noted that the lake’s water surface has reached 3,231 square kilometers. Currently, water volume of the lake is …

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Saudi Arabia appoints its first female ambassador to US

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Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud replaces Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, a son of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. Princess …

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China launches two satellites for Saudi Arabia

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China launched two satellites for Saudi Arabia on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday, Xinhua reported. Each weighing 425 kg, the two low orbit remote sensing satellites developed by Saudi Arabia have a design life of five years. They …

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Zurabishvili wins presidential election in Georgia


Salome Zurabishvili has won the runoff presidential election in Georgia with 59.52% of votes, while Grigol Vashadze secured 40.48% of votes, the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) reported on Thursday, according to TASS.According to the CEC, after counting votes from all 3,705 voting stations, 1,147,627 voters (59.52% of votes) supported …

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Uzbekistan, UN to hold conference on Central Asia in Tashkent


Uzbekistan and the UN will hold a conference in Tashkent, titled “Central Asia – New Opportunities and Prospects for Regional Cooperation”, in February 2019, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Dilshod Akhatov said Oct. 29. On Oct. 29, the first meeting of the Central Asian Expert Forum opened in …

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