Media Coverage

2/13/2020

The UN Security Council on Wednesday in New York adopted a resolution calling for "lasting ceasefire" in Libya's ongoing conflict.

The resolution confirms commitments made by international leaders during a summit in Berlin on January 19, including upholding a UN arms embargo and ending international interference in the conflict and military support for the opposing factions.

2/13/2020

London, United Kingdom - The United Kingdom, Turkey, and the United States have been asked to open police investigations into alleged war crimes committed by the United Arab Emirates and its mercenaries in Yemen in 2015 and 2019, and arrest Emirati officials under the principle of universal jurisdiction.

2/13/2020

A US-Taliban agreement on the "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan is expected to be announced "very soon", the group's official has said.

"We have made some significant progress and will soon release a statement on the agreement on reduction of violence in Afghanistan," the Taliban official told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.

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2/11/2020

Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanon's Parliament has backed a new cabinet and the government's financial rescue plan in a vote of confidence held despite attempts by protesters to block it.

Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri congratulated the legislators who sat through a nine-hour session on Tuesday before holding a vote that saw 63 of 84 MPs present give their confidence to the new government formed last month. Twenty MPs voted against the government and one abstained.

2/11/2020

San Salvador, El Salvador - Thousands of Salvadorans gathered outside the country's legislative assembly on Sunday as the country faced its most significant constitutional crisis since it signed a peace accord agreement to end a civil war in 1992.

Military officers entered the legislative chamber in an unprecedented show of military power by President Nayib Bukele against the country's legislators to demand vote on loan for security forces.

2/11/2020

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese official said Tuesday the country’s transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over officials wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), presumably referring to long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes including mass killings in Darfur.

2/11/2020

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday pardoned more than 6,000 prisoners. Tebboune, elected in December in a vote rejected by a mass protest movement seeking the total replacement of the ruling elite, is trying to quell nearly a year of political unrest.

The mass pardons this week follow an offer of dialogue with the protesters, the release of detainees arrested at demonstrations, the formation of a committee to amend the constitution, and meetings with opposition figures.

2/11/2020

A report on Sri Lanka’s compliance with the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP plus) covering the period 2018-2019 has found that Sri Lanka has continued to make progress on human rights during that period.

The EU, however, says it is of particular importance to consolidate and preserve these achievements, notably in the new political context.

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