World Daily News In Brief – Tuesday 19/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Sri Lankan opposition leader drops out of presidential race as protests planned

Sri Lankan opposition leader Sajith Premadasa announced on Tuesday he had dropped out of the race to become president of the crisis-hit nation and promised his support to a rival candidate set to take on acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Putin, Erdogan in Tehran for talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in Tehran for talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

In Panama too, people are taking to the streets because of skyrocketing prices

Dissatisfaction with the soaring prices of energy and food is spreading to more and more countries. For days now, people in Panama have also been protesting because they can no longer afford to live.

. THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Libyan PM makes alliance with ex-enemy to cement ceasefire

Libya’s prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has made an unexpected alliance with his former enemy, the eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar, in a bid to cement a fragile ceasefire and end a months-long oil blockade.

. ANADOLU (TURKEY)

Mexican president pleads with Biden again for Julian Assange’s acquittal

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador leader sends US president letter asking for Wikileaks founder’s freedom