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UPDATE 5-Last major challenger to Egypt's Sisi calls off campaign after arrest
CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The last challenger seen as a potential threat to the re-election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was detained on Tuesday, and halted his campaign after the army accused him of breaking the law by running for office without permission.
Erdogan, Putin discuss Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin - Anadolu
ANKARA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call on Tuesday Turkey's incursion into northwest Syria, Turkey's state news agency Anadolu said.
Trump to speak soon with Turkey's Erdogan on Syria offensive -U.S. official
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - u.s. President Donald Trump will speak by phone soon with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to raise U.S. concerns about Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces in northwest Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for fuelling a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city.
Macron expresses concerns to Erdogan after Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin
PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concerns to Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Tuesday following the Turkish military intervention in the Syrian enclave of Afrin.
Foreign deposits in Qatar banks resume rising as embargo impact eases
DUBAI (Reuters) - Deposits by foreigners in Qatari banks rose in December for the first time since other Arab countries imposed an embargo on Doha last June, data from Qatar's central bank showed on Tuesday.
NYSE sees no need to 'bend over backwards' to woo Aramco IPO
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange took a swipe on Tuesday at its London rival in their battle to attract the foreign listing of shares in oil giant Saudi Aramco, saying it didn't need to "bend over backwards" to lure what could be the world's biggest IPO.
Russia invites core U.N. members to Syrian peace Congress: RIA
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has invited all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to attend a forthcoming peace congress on Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.
Russia invites core U.N. members to Syrian peace Congress - RIA
MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russia has invited all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia to attend a forthcoming peace congress on Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.
U.S. takes aim at Russia after suspected Syrian government gas attack
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave, and he said Russia bore ultimate responsibility.
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