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Counselor of the US State Department Derek Chollet will travel to the United Arab Emirates, January 8-10, where he will hold bilateral engagements with key Emirati officials on the latest regional and global developments, including Libya, according to US State Department.

The abduction of a former Libyan intelligence operative accused of preparing the bomb that brought down Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and his transfer into US custody raises concerns about a renewed willingness in Washington to flout international law to hunt alleged terrorist fugitives, The Guardian reported.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed their two countries’ joint energy projects, especially in the gas sector, in a phone call on Sunday, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying.