The Peruvian president of the Council of Ministers, Vicente Zeballos, will attend the inauguration of Argentinean president-elect Alberto Fernandez, on Dec. 10.
The governmental resolution authorizing the attendance, which was endorsed by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, was announced on Saturday by Peru's official news agency Andina.
The attendance of the Peruvian president of the Council of Ministers at the ceremony reflects the importance of Peruvian-Argentinean relations and the deep economic, political and cultural ties between the two countries, according to the announcement.
It contributes to generating spaces for the identification of new areas of cooperation, strengthening traditional friendship ties between the two countries, and reaffirming the shared vision of integration, the announcement added.
Due to a heavily loaded agenda, President Vizcarra will not undertake any trip abroad until after the next legislative elections, which will take place on Jan. 26.
Fernandez's inauguration will have the attendance of Argentinean officials and legislators as well as foreign dignitaries and representatives from around the world.
Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting here Saturday near Mexico's presidential residence, according to local media reports.
The incident happened as an armed man entered an apartment building near the National Palace looking to urinate and was confronted by residents of the building. He then drew out a pistol and opened fire, the reports said citing the police.
Three residents were killed by the gunman, who was later shot dead by the police, authorities said.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was not in his residence when the shooting took place.
A Myanmar delegation led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left for the Hague to defend the nation at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Sunday.
The Myanmar government said on Nov. 20 that State Counsellor Suu Kyi, in her capacity of as the foreign minister, will lead the Myanmar legal team to defend the nation against a case at the ICJ.
Public hearings, which will be held at the request of Gambia at the ICJ, are scheduled for Dec. 10-12.
Gambia, on behalf of the organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), filed a complaint with the ICJ against Myanmar over alleged violation of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in western Rakhine state.
"It is heartening to see that people from all walks of life, those in the union as well as those living abroad at present, are expressing their support for the state counselor and her leadership in the endeavors to contest the case at the ICJ," the Myanmar government said in a statement, warning that the issue before the ICJ is of high national interest.
The statement also recalled that Myanmar was the 42nd member state to sign the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on Dec. 30, 1949 and became a state party to the Genocide Convention on March 14, 1956.
"Today, Myanmar is as resolute as we were when we ratified the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide," the statement said.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which Myanmar declared as an extremist terrorist group, launched repeated attacks on police outposts in Rakhine state on Aug. 25, 2017, displacing a vast number of residents to areas bordering Bangladesh.
The U.S. Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee released a report on Saturday explaining the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The report, written by the panel's majority staff, detailed the history, purpose and meaning of the U.S. Constitution's Impeachment Clause. It also addressed legal questions about the impeachment process and rebutted false claims about impeachment.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler tweeted the accusation that Trump "abused his power, betrayed our national security and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain."
Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House before leaving for a trip to Florida Saturday afternoon, called the impeachment proceeding "a total hoax" and a continuation of the Russia probe, which he has consistently labeled as "witch hunt."
In addition, the president claimed "nothing came out" of his July phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, an episode standing at the center of the impeachment proceeding initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in late September.
"We had a perfect conversation. It was only a conversation. Nothing came out of the conversation, except for the relationship with Ukraine," Trump said.
House Democrats are looking into whether Trump abused his office by pressuring Zelensky into launching investigations that could benefit him politically.
Lawmakers are also examining whether the Republican president conditioned a White House meeting or a military aid to Ukraine on those probes.
Pelosi announced on Thursday she was asking Nadler's panel to write articles of impeachment against Trump, which could be released and voted on as soon as this coming week.
The White House has warned Democrats in the House of their likely adoption of articles of impeachment.
"Adopting articles of impeachment would be a reckless abuse of power by House Democrats," White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to Nadler on Friday. The move "would constitute the most unjust, highly partisan, and unconstitutional attempt at impeachment in our Nation's history," Cipollone argued.
According to the nation's constitution, the House shall have the sole "Power of Impeachment," while the Senate shall have the sole "Power to try all impeachments."
Trump will be impeached if the House approves any of the articles of impeachment the House Judiciary Committee has recommended by a simple majority vote.
But conviction can only happen in the Senate and requires at least two-thirds of its members, or 67 senators, to vote in favor. Currently, the Senate has 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents.
Hamas, ruler of the Gaza Strip, on Saturday warned Israel about violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The warning was issued by Abu Obeida, spokesman of Hamas' armed wing al-Qassam Brigades, in a short text message, where he held Israel fully responsible for the continuing violations at the mosque.
"What happens at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, whether attacks, provocations or dangerous practices against worshippers, will be a cause for an explosion in the face of the occupation," Obeida said.
"Our patience won't last too long," he added.
On Saturday night, Palestinian militants fired three projectiles from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources.
Israel Radio reported that two rockets were intercepted and a third one landed on an empty field, causing no injuries or damage.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack.