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25 February 2020
Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak passes away Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak passed away at the age of 91 in Cairo, weeks after undergoing surgery. He ruled Egypt for 30 years until being deposed in the 2011 Arab Spring.
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21 February 2020
Conservatives win the parliamentary elections in Iran The conservatives made a comeback in the legislative elections held on 21 February, which registered the lowest voter turnout since the 1979 revolution, with only 42% of eligible voters going to the polls.
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20 February 2020
Palestinian Foreign Minister Al Malki meets with EU representatives and calls for their support against the US peace plan Palestinian Authority’s FM Riyad Al Malki met with HR/VP Josep Borrell and with the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss Trump’s plan for the Middle East.
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20 February 2020
Netanyahu announces the construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem Israel’s PM Netanyahu declared that 5,000 new housing units will be built in two settlements in East Jerusalem, causing an immediate reaction by HR/VP Borrell and EU countries.
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18 February 2020
Libya’s UN-recognised government halts ceasefire talks after Haftar forces attack Tripoli’s port Rising tensions between Khalifa Haftar’s forces and the Government of National Accord put at risk the fragile negotiations established after the Berlin Conference.
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18 February 2020
Turkey acquits Gezi Park protestors, but re-arrests Osman Kavala immediately after his release Human rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala was re-arrested on 18 February over new charges related to the 2016 failed military coup.
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17 February 2020
HR/VP Borrell announces the launch of a new military operation off the Libyan coast EU foreign ministers discussed the situation in Libya and the EU-Africa partnership in the last meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 February.
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17 February 2020
EBRD backs the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has recently contributed with $20 million to the building of two high-quality healthcare facilities in Alexandria and Casablanca.
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15 February 2020
Egypt announces major oil and gas exploration agreements with several international companies The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has recently closed exploration deals with Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, BP, Total and Exxon Mobile.
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