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27 January 2019
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Maghreb On 24-27 January the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov successively visited Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.
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27 January 2019
Secular Tunisian political leaders create the new party “Tahya Tounes” On 27 January in Monastir the formation of a new political party was announced: Tahya Tounes (Long Live Tunisia).
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27 January 2019
Eight civilians killed after an attack on displaced people’s camp in Yemen On 27 January the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen Lise Grande denounced the shelling of a camp for displaced people in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah province. In the attack eight civilians died and 30 got injured.
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27 January 2019
The Abu Dhabi National Oli Company seals a $5.8 billion deal with ENI and OMV On 27 January in Abu Dhabi the CEOs of Italy’s ENI and Austria’s OMV signed a refining and trading deal with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Italian PM Giuseppe Conte and Austrian Financial Minister Hartwig Löger also attended the signature ceremony.
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25 January 2019
Mogherini meets UNRWA Commissioner – General in Brussels On 25 January HR/VP Federica Mogherini met the Commissioner- General of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) Pierre Krähenbühl in Brussels.
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24 January 2019
The SG of Arab Maghreb Union visits the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean On 24 January, the Secretary General of Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Taieb Baccouche visited for the first time the Secretariat of UfM in Barcelona where he met with the UfM’s Secretary General Nasser Kamel.
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24 January 2019
Tensions between Italy and EU over the operation Sophia Last December the Council extended the mandate of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia until the end of March 2019. However, on 22 January Germany announced its withdrawal from the operation considering Italy’s reluctance to allow rescued people to disembark.
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24 January 2019
The UN announce an independent international inquiry into Khashoggi murder On 24 January, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard announced an independent international inquiry into the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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23 January 2019
German Government approves the export of weapons system to Qatar On 23 January, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier announced that Germany will export 4 RAM naval missile systems (a system developed by Germany and the US) to Qatar.
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