6. Hungary, Poland rail at EU migration policy
Poland accused Berlin and Brussels of imposing a migration `diktat` on the European Union and Hungary said the bloc was forcing through a deal as EU leaders gathered to tackle the growing number of immigrants from the Middle East and Africa.
The EU summit in the Spanish city of Granada is seeking ways to bring down the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe outside of regular border crossings, something Italy, Spain and Germany are especially concerned about
7. Turkiye steps up strikes on militant bases in Syria
Turkish security forces attacked Kurdish militants in northern Syria and eastern Turkiye on Friday and Ankara said it would continue to destroy their capabilities across the region as conflict escalated nearly a week after a bomb attack in Ankara.
The military `neutralised` 26 Kurdish militants in northern Syria in retaliation for a rocket attack on a Turkish base, the defence ministry said
8. Washington expels two Russian diplomats
The United States said on Friday it was expelling two Russian diplomats, a retaliatory step after Moscow kicked out two Americans last month.
`In response to the Russian Federation`s specious expulsion of two US embassy Moscow diplomats, the State Department reciprocated by declaring persona non grata two Russian embassy officials operating in the United States,` a State Department spokesperson said
9. Russia mulls revoking ratification of nuclear test ban treaty
Russia indicated on Friday that it was moving swiftly towards revoking its ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty(CTBT)after President Vladimir Putin held out the possibility of resuming nuclear testing.
Reacting sharply to the move, the head of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organisation said that for Russia to consider pulling out of the treaty would be `concerning`. `It would be concerning and deeply unfortunate if any State Signatory were to reconsider its ratification of the CTBT, CTBTO Executive Secretary Robert Floyd said in a statement
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10. Pakistan see off Dutch to make winning start
Pakistan`s Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel hit identical half-centuries in an otherwise underwhelming batting effort in their World Cup opener against the Netherlands on Friday, before the bowlers sealed a routine 81-run win for the 1992 champions.
Faced with an achievable target of 287, the Dutch looked on course for a stunning win in Hyderabad at one stage as Vikramjit Singh (52) and Bas de Leede (67) got going, but Pakistan kept chipping away to dismiss the underdogs for 205 in 41 overs
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