Luis Abinader, the frontrunner in the Caribbean nation's presidential race, is seeking to end 16 years of unbroken rule by the centre-left Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
Four million Syrians directly benefit from the cross-border aid shipments while 11 million benefit from international aid after eight years of war. It's the second time in four months that Russia has vetoed a resolution dealing with Syria situation.
More than 1,800 people have died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since Ebola broke out there in August last year.
A 500 strong team of conservationists, locals and the navy has cleared around 60 tonnes of plastic. But the waves of rubbish washed up on the shores every day. The problem could affect tourism to the island, as well as endanger marine and bird life.
China and the Dominican Republic have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties. Taiwan says Beijing dangled a $3.1 billion investment and loan package to entice the Caribbean nation to switch its allegiance and seal the deal.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition said they made strides during the talks but needed more time. The next round of talks will begin in the Dominican Republic on January 18.
The two sides failed to come to terms in a prior round of talks last December, when they concluded by saying they had made progress but needed more time. In the new round, they are seeking to reach an agreement to ease economic and political crisis.
Various mediation efforts have failed in recent years as foes accuse President Nicolas Maduro of exploiting dialogue to buy time, while he says the opposition prefers violence.
Vice President Tareck El Aissami says Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro who is battling with a crippling economic crisis will run in the upcoming presidential election.
Ledezma is the best-known detained opponent of leftist President Nicolas Maduro after Leopoldo Lopez, and had spearheaded street protests against the president in 2014.
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