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29 March 2020
Gantz and Netanyahu seek a unity government amid the coronavirus pandemic The leaders of Israel’s two main political parties held talks over a power-sharing agreement that may put an end to the country’s year-long political deadlock.
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29 March 2020
Human rights groups call for the release of detainees at risk amid coronavirus crisis The rise of coronavirus cases in the Middle East and North Africa has led to growing demands for detainees across the region to be released from overcrowded and unsanitary detention facilities.
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24 March 2020
EU calls for the evacuation of vulnerable refugees on Greek islands in face of coronavirus risk European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson called on Greece to relocate elder and sick refugees and migrants from overcrowded camps on Greek Islands.
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23 March 2020
EU announces €20 million in humanitarian aid to Iran HR/VP Josep Borrell also stated that the EU will support Iran’s request for financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund.
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23 March 2020
Lebanese FM Hitti and HR/VP Borrell discuss the country’s anti-coronavirus measures and its financial crisis During a phone call, both representatives tackled Lebanon’s emergency regulations against the the coronavirus outbreak, together with its future economic reforms.
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20 March 2020
Sea crossing in the Mediterranean up to 15,000 in the first three months of 2020 Sea arrivals increased by 50% between January and mid-March in comparison to the same period in 2019, according to an IOM report.
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17 March 2020
Iraq’s President appoints Adnan al-Zurfi as new PM-designate to end political deadlock Iraq’s President Barham Salih tasked Adnan al-Zurfi, a member of the Nasr alliance, to form a new government within 30 days.
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17 March 2020
The EU launches its plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic After an extraordinary EUCO meeting by video conference, Von der Leyen announced a 30-day travel ban to the EU, further funding for the development of a vaccine and new economic measures.
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15 March 2020
Israeli President asks Benny Gantz to form a new government The leader of the Blue and White party Benny Gantz was appointed as new Prime Minister after obtaining 33 seats in the third Israeli elections in less than a year.
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