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6 November 2018
Mediterranean migrant arrivals to Europe reach 100,630 in 2018 For the fifth consecutive year, migrations through the Mediterranean Sea exceed 100,000 arrivals, being the Western route the most active during 2018.
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6 November 2018
Tunisia’s cabinet reshuffle Tunisian Prime Minister has appointed 13 new ministers in a partial cabinet reshuffle “to make the work of government more effective and to put an end to the political and economic crisis”.
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6 November 2018
Morocco to reinstate “direct and frank” dialogue with “sister” Algeria Moroccan King Mohammed VI made a decisive move towards its long-time regional rival Algiers to break the political stalemate and restore ties, eventually including the re-opening of land borders.
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5 November 2018
The US reinstates sanctions over Iran After the US unilaterally withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal, it has now reinstated strong sanctions over Iran, turning up the economic pressure on the country for its alleged missile and nuclear programme.
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5 November 2018
Egypt to review law restricting NGOs work Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi stated he might promote a review of a law that entered into force in May 2017 and that restricts and even criminalizes the work of NGOs, alleging that the latter “threaten national security”.
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5 November 2018
Netanyahu revisits the death penalty Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has approved legislation which would make it easier for courts to hand death sentences to Palestinians who have killed Israelis or soldiers.
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5 November 2018
Three Syrian officials accused of ‘complicity in war crimes’ in France France has issued international arrest warrants on “complicity in war crimes”, among others, for three senior Syrian intelligence officials in connection with the deaths of two Franco-Syrian nationals.
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4 November 2018
7 Coptic Christians killed in an attack in Egypt A group of Coptic Christians pilgrims were killed by gunmen as they were heading to the Saint Samuel Coptic Christian monastery. Later, police forces killed 19 terrorists suspected to be responsible for the attack.
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2 November 2018
IOM report: The Mediterranean as the deadliest migration corridor According to an IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) report, “the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and North Africa rank among the planet’s deadliest migration corridors”. In 2018 so far 2,169 people died in those zones.
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