Arab coalition seizes huge drugs shipment in Yemen heading to Houthis

The heroin and cocaine was discovered in a truck at a checkpoint. (Ekhbariya/Screengrab)
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Updated 27 October 2020

Arab coalition seizes huge drugs shipment in Yemen heading to Houthis

  • The heroin and cocaine was discovered in a truck at a checkpoint

RIYADH: The Arab coalition said on Tuesday it had seized half a ton of drugs in Aden destined for the Houthi militia.

The heroin and cocaine was discovered in a truck at a checkpoint, Al-Arabiya reported.

The drugs were hidden among containers carrying sugar and had arrived from Brazil.


Turkey, Russia seal deal for Karabakh ‘peacekeeping center’

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Turkey, Russia seal deal for Karabakh ‘peacekeeping center’

  • The deal comes after days of talks between Turkish and Russian officials about how the two regional powers would jointly implement a Moscow-brokered cease-fire
  • Technical details for setting up the joint center were concluded and an agreement was signed

ANKARA: Turkey and Russia have agreed to monitor a truce over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region from a joint peacekeeping center, Ankara’s defense ministry said on Tuesday.
The deal comes after days of talks between Turkish and Russian officials about how the two regional powers would jointly implement a Moscow-brokered cease-fire signed this month between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Technical details for setting up the joint center were concluded and an agreement was signed, the defense ministry said in a statement, adding that it would begin work “as soon as possible.”
Turkey is a staunch ally of Azerbaijan and has fervently defended its right to take back the Nagorno-Karabakh lands Baku lost to ethnic Armenian separatists in a 1988-94 war.
The truce deal ended more than six weeks of fighting that claimed more than 1,400 lives and saw ethnic Armenians agree to withdraw from large parts of the contested region of Azerbaijan.
The Turkish parliament voted this month to deploy a mission to “establish a joint center with Russia and to carry out the center’s activities.”
The deployment is set to last a year and its size will be determined by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Russia has said repeatedly that Turkey will have no troops on the ground under the truce deal’s terms.