World Daily News In Brief – Tuesday 23/08/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Turkey says it has no preconditions for dialogue with Syria

Turkey does not have preconditions for dialogue with the Syrian government and talks should be goal-oriented, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday in a further softening of Ankara’s stance towards Damascus.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Australia announces inquiry into Morrison’s secret ministries

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced an independent inquiry into his predecessor Scott Morrison secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Ecuador requires registration of all foreigners residing in the country

Foreigners residing in Ecuador must register in the Permanent Migration Registry, a document issued by the Ecuadorian government to count the number of people who have entered the country to stay temporarily or permanently

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

Papua New Guinea PM faces uncertain future after election disarray

Marape expected to take protectionist stance on foreign investment

. TASS (RUSSIA)

Polish President arrives in Kiev to discuss support for Ukraine — Chancellery

Polish President Andrzej Duda has arrived in Kiev to discuss comprehensive support for Ukraine with the country’s leadership, the head of the Polish leader’s chancellery, Pawel Szrot, said on Tuesday.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

China, S. Korea to respect each other’s ‘core interests’

Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Xing Haiming (pictured left) said on Tuesday that it is important for the two countries to respect each other’s “core interests” and “matters of significant concern” amid tensions over the United States-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).