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Dozens injured in clash during protests in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Dec 16 -- Tens of people have been injured in a four-hour clash between protesters and security forces in the Lebanese capital Beirut, reported Anadolu Agency.

Palestinian PM says not to wait for US "Deal of the Century"

RAMALLAH, Dec 16  -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Sunday said that Palestine rejects the United States (US) peace plan, or the "Deal of the Century", Xinhua news agency reported.

Tokyo National Stadium ready for 2020 Summer Olympics

ANKARA, Dec 16 -- Japanese prime minister opened the Tokyo National Stadium, which was built for next summer's Tokyo Olympic Games, Anadolu Agency reported.

S Korea is world's fourth-largest customer of US arms: data

SEOUL, Dec 16 -- South Korea is the fourth-largest buyer of US weapons over the past 10 years, reported Yonhap News Agency, quoting government data Monday.

S Korea, Japan begin high-level talks over trade war

SEOUL, Dec 16  -- South Korea and Japan started high-level talks in Tokyo on Monday as the first step to seek a breakthrough in settling their monthslong trade row that undermines bilateral economic ties and potentially disturbs international supply chains, reported Yonhap News Agency.

Sudan's former president exempted from prison sentence for being old despite conviction for corruption

KHARTOUM, Dec 14 -- A Sudanese criminal court on Saturday convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of corruption, and possession of foreign currency and illicit wealth, sentencing him to two-year detention in a reform institution instead of in prison for exceeding age of 70, Xinhua news agency reported.

Kyrgyz President met with UAE PM to discuss bilateral cooperation

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 -- President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who was on an official visit to the UAE, had held a meeting with its Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.