Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Feb. 4

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-04 16:45:42|Editor: huaxia
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CARACAS -- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) to remain united amid mounting pressure from the opposition.

"You soldiers of the nation are the maximum guarantee of unity, integrity and respect for Venezuelan sovereignty. We are at a time of defending our independence," said Maduro at the Turiamo naval base in Aragua state. (Venezuela-Maduro)

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SAN SALVADOR -- Nayib Bukele declared victory in El Salvador's presidential elections on Sunday after securing a decisive lead over his two main rivals.

According to preliminary results from the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), with more than 87 percent of ballots counted, the 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador garnered a commanding 53.8 percent of the votes, enough to win the first round. (El Salvador-Elections)

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TRIPOLI -- The Libyan eastern-based army's air force on Sunday attacked Chadian opposition militants in the southern town of Murzuk, some 900 km south of the capital.

"Fighter jets of the air force targeted gatherings of Chadian opposition on Libyan territory in the outskirts of Murzuk," the army's information office said in a statement later on Sunday. (Libya-Air Force)

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ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Navy will host a multi-national naval exercise later this month to promote a greater level of military cooperation and understanding among the participants, local media reported Sunday.

Codenamed AMAN, or peace in English, the exercise will be conducted in the Arabian Sea with the resolve of "Unity for Peace," official TV channel PTV reported. (Pakistan-Navy-Drill) Enditem