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09 Dec 2021, 10:30 GMT+10

OUAGADOUGOU -- Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Wednesday dismissed Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabire, said a presidential decree published Wednesday evening.

According to the decree, members of the outgoing government will handle the current affairs until the establishment of a new government. (Burkina Faso-PM-government)

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UNITED NATIONS -- Thirty-nine donors on Wednesday announced record pledges of more than 467 million U.S. dollars for the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for 2022, said the fund.

This year's pledge of 467.7 million dollars is the highest amount committed to CERF in a pledging event, compared to the 372 million dollars pledged one year ago for 2021, and surpassing the previous record of 438.5 million dollars pledged for 2019 at the event in 2018, said CERF. (UN-CERF-Pledges)

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PARIS -- Members of France's intelligence service have detained two men suspected of planning a stabbing attack during the Christmas holidays, French newspaper Le Parisien reported on Wednesday.

During their interrogation on Nov. 29, the two men, both in their twenties, admitted that they were planning to carry out stabbings in different public spaces, such as shopping malls, universities and crowded streets, the newspaper reported. (France-Planned attack-Foiled)

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TEHRAN -- The presidents of Iran and Turkey on Wednesday held a phone conversation, vowing to open a new phase in the relationship between the two countries, according to Iranian presidency's official website.

"Soon, with the holding of a joint summit in Tehran, the development of cooperation will enter a new phase," Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Iran-Turkey-Ties)

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