The Anadolu Agency is here with a summary of the latest developments around the world.
• Fifteen people died and dozens were injured in a passenger bus accident in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according to police.
• Sixty parliamentarians from Colombia and Venezuela traveled to the Colombian city of Cúcuta, which borders Venezuela, for the first “binational meeting” after the reopening of the border and the re-establishment of diplomatic relations.
• An independent UN commission found reasonable grounds to conclude that war crimes and human rights violations had been committed in Ukraine since the start of the war in late February.
• France decided to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects investments in the oil and gas sector, according to that country’s president.
• Ukraine announced that the army had regained control of 88 settlements in the Kherson region in the south of the country.
• A US House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol Hill uprising on January 6 formally subpoenas former President Donald Trump, demanding that he hand over documents and testify about the “central role” he played.
• Steve Bannon, a longtime Trump ally, was sentenced to four months in prison following his conviction on two counts of disregarding congressional charges.
• Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy (FdI) party, which won the September 25 elections, formed the right-wing coalition government
• French cement giant Lafarge is now exposed as one of the most important institutions supporting terrorism, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
• Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom welcomed the Turkish president’s decision to meet with Sweden’s new prime minister to discuss the Nordic country’s candidacy for NATO.
• The UK, Germany and France have asked the UN to send a team to Ukraine to investigate the remains of drones, which Ukraine and the West say are Iranian-made.
• The head of the Burkinabe junta, Captain Ibrahim Traore, was sworn in before the Constitutional Council as the new transitional president, about a month after a coup.
In a major development, Pakistan has dropped out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) list of countries under most monitoring, also known as the “grey list”.
• Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation said the US blocked its participation in a conference organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in New York.
• The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on criminal groups in Haiti, including an asset freeze, a travel ban and an arms embargo.
• Four people, including a journalist, were killed and 13 injured in Ukraine’s attack on a civilian ferry in Kherson, according to Russian officials.
• Sudanese authorities have declared a state of emergency in Blue Nile State following the deaths of more than 200 people as a result of tribal conflict.
• Authorities in Ukraine issued warnings about possible Russian air strikes in the capital, Kyiv.
• Pakistan’s electoral commission disqualified former prime minister Imran Khan for not disclosing gifts he received while prime minister.
• There is no obstacle preventing the extension of a historic grain export agreement, signed four months ago in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war, so that Russian grains and fertilizers can also be shipped to world markets, according to the president. from Turkiye.
• Türkiye rebuked US criticism of Saudi Arabia over OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production.
• Türkiye denounced the decision by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to send a mission to Armenia, saying the regional bloc had become a “stalemate center”.
• Hurricane Roslyn blew off Mexico’s Pacific coast, with forecasters predicting a weekend between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan.
• Chad’s government cracked down on the country’s opposition, suspending seven political parties and searching party offices a day after unprecedented protests across the country left more than 60 dead.
• European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions on how to deal with an energy crisis, but avoided an open feud between Germany and France that would have exposed a divided bloc in confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war in Ukraine.
• Sri Lankan lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that reduces the president’s powers, a key demand from protesters seeking political reforms and solutions to the country’s economic crisis.
• Rebels belonging to Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority have launched an anti-government offensive in a rare effort to seize a town in the eastern part of the country, according to guerrillas and the military government.
• Syrian authorities found a mass grave in the historic city of Palmyra with bodies of victims of the Islamic State militant group, which controlled the area years ago, the Syrian state news agency said.
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