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Turkey: Presidential System Passes Parliament

Turkish lawmakers approved a bill Jan. 21 to strengthen the office of the president with 339 out of 550 members of parliament in favor, Reuters reported. Read more…

U.S.: Incoming Trump Administration Sets Objectives On Key Issues

Shortly after the Jan. 20 inauguration, the new administration of President Donald Trump posted several statements on the White House website specifying its plans to address key issues. Read more…

Gambia: Former Leader To Exit Country After Transition Process

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh will reportedly accept defeat in recent presidential elections, participate in a transition process and then exit the country, according to unconfirmed reports and information published in Premium Times. Read more…

Turkey: Istanbul Police Headquarters Attacked

An unidentified attacker fired a rocket near the Istanbul police headquarters Jan. 20, appearing to miss the intended target and hit a garden wall of the Provincial Security Directorate, Daily Mail reported. Read more…

Gambia: General Says He Will Not Defend Former Leader

Unconfirmed reports indicate that members of former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh;s Cabinet have been called to the statehouse and that the crisis precipitated by his refusal to cede power may be coming to a head. Read more…

Syria: Low Rebel Participation Expected In Peace Talks

Peace talks on the conflict in Syria on Jan. 23 will include one of the lowest levels of rebel participation in negotiations so far, Reuters reported. Read more…

Gambia: Former President Requests More Time

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh requested that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) allow him more time to relinquish power, Reuters reported. Read more…

Australia: Car Drives Into Crowd, Kills At Least 3

At least three people were killed and 20 injured Jan. 20 when a vehicle drove into a crowd in Melbourne, ABC News Australia reported. Read more…

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