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13 May 2019
52 migrants cross Melilla fence On May 13, more than 100 migrants tried to jump the fences to Spain’s autonomous city Melilla, 52 of which were successful.
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12 May 2019
Retired Lebanese soldiers protest outside central bank over cuts On late Sunday 12 May, about 100 retired Lebanese soldiers started picketing the Central Bank building, aiming to stop workers from entering on Monday morning.
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11 May 2019
HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn express concerns over re-run of Istanbul’s municipal election From the EC’s point of view, there is no need for a re-run of local elections in Istanbul, ordered by the Turkish Electoral Commission (YSK).
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10 May 2019
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian at Gaza border protest; ceasefire undermined On 10 May, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian during weekly protests along the border with Israel, Gaza health officials said.
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10 May 2019
Egypt receives a $0.67 billion loan from China On 10 May, the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signed a loan with the Chinese government to finance the electric railway project that will connect the new industrial cities in the outskirts of Cairo.
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10 May 2019
65 refugees and migrants die as boat sinks off the coast of Tunisia According to Tunisian state-run news agency, a boat carrying 70 migrants capsized and sank 45 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, near the Kerkennah Islands, some 270km south of Tunis.
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10 May 2019
Rights groups block Saudi vessel from loading French arms cargo On 9 May, two French human rights groups (ACAT and ASER) blocked the loading of weapons onto a Saudi Arabian boat (called Bahri-Yanbu) that was due to dock in Le Havre, a port in northern France, later that day.
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9 May 2019
EU supports Cyprus in dispute with Turkey over offshore drilling ops On 9 May, European Council President Donald Tusk said that the European Union stood behind Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over offshore drilling operations.
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9 May 2019
EU rejects Iran’s ultimatum over nuclear deal; tensions between US and Iran arise On 8 May, Iran announced it would stop complying with parts of the nuclear deal, namely the curbing of its uranium enrichment. Iran President Hassan Rouhani said he would keep enriched uranium stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad.
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