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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday warned of chaos if the government resigns, and promised a cabinet reshuffle, more job opportunities and the establishment of a court to prosecute corrupt officials should he remain in power.

"The resignation of the government today without providing a constitutional alternative means leading the country into chaos," Abdul Mahdi said in his televised speech earlier Friday. (Iraq-PM-Protest)

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GABORONE-- Botswana's Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane announced that the ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won the country's 2019 general elections after securing 29 of 57 parliamentary seats. (Botswana-President-Elections)

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SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) sent a notice to South Korea offering to discuss the removal of facilities in the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang, South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Friday.

Kim made the remarks during a meeting with the chief of the National Assembly committee for foreign affairs and unification, according to Yonhap news agency. (S.Korea-DPRK-Removal)

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WASHINGTON -- The United States would send additional military assets to eastern Syria to enforce the control of the oil fields in the region, U.S. media reported Thursday.

Citing a defense official, CNN reported that the United States "is committed to reinforcing our position, in coordination with our SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) partners, in northeast Syria with additional military assets to prevent those oil fields from falling back into the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State, or the IS) or other destabilizing actors." (U.S.-Syria-Oil Fields) Enditem

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