Illegal migration: 157 crossers rescued in Sfax, Nabeul and Sousse (national guard)

One hundred and fifty-seven Tunisian and sub-Saharan undocumented migrants were rescued as Coast Guard patrols in Nabeul, Sfax, Kerkennah and Sousse thwarted attemped crossings, said spokesman for the National Guard Houssem Eddine Jebabli. Jebabli said four attempts were foiled on Monday night in Sfax, Kerkennah, Sousse and Nabeul. 105 Tunisian nationals were rescued as water leaked into their boats. Fifty-two […]

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If Syria’s Key Players Remain ‘More Invested in Conflict Management Than Conflict Resolution’, Fighting Could Last Generations, Envoy Tells Security Council

The tragic irony of Syria is that humanitarian suffering is increasing, despite the relative calm, compared with earlier years of the conflict, the Security Council heard today from high-level officials of the Organization who made a strong appeal for continued aid to the country. In his briefing to the Council, Geir O. Pedersen, Special Envoy for Syria, noted the many […]

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Despite Call for Global Ceasefire to Combat Pandemic, Deadly Conflicts Continue, Humanitarian Chief Tells Security Council Debate on Protecting Civilians

Women, Children, Minorities ‘Hit Hardest’, International Red Cross Head Stresses The Security Council heard today that anemic implementation of its resolutions and international law designed to protect civilians in armed conflict has collided with the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate the humanitarian situation of vulnerable populations around the world, as briefers from the Organization and civil society urged the 15-member organ […]

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Human Rights Council to Hold a Special Session to Address the “Grave Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” on Thursday, 27 May

The Human Rights Councilwill hold a special session to address “the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” on Thursday, 27 May. The special session is being convened following an official request submitted late Wednesday jointly by Pakistan, as Coordinator of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the State of Palestine. It is supported by […]

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Tunisia-IMF: Gov’t pledges to strengthen regulatory framework to combat corruption

The Tunisian government has included «structural reforms» in the reform project it is currently negotiating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, United States. These reforms provide for combating corruption, anti-competitive practices and boosting investment. Among these measures, the government pledged to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework to combat corruption, according to a document on the reforms, a […]

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