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OIC summit on Palestine reject US decision on Jerusalem

The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) drew to a close late Friday following strong condemnations of Israeli killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters. A news conference was held and a final declaration was issued after a session chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking at a joint ...

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EU wants Italy to up capacity at migrant detention centres

The EU is asking Italy to increase capacity at its migrants detention centers, considered a crucial element in increasing the number of repatriations, in an updated European Commission report on the enactment of migration policies. It is also calling for three new hotspots in the country, as previously planned, in ...

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Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe

Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe Greece was announced as the leading tourism destination in the Mediterranean and southeastern Europe for 2018 by SACEN International, the international center for the promotion and development of the tourism and catering sectors, during a special ceremony recently held in Belgrade, ...

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Benghazi Rebuild conference opens with participats from 18 states

The International Conference for the Reconstruction of Benghazi and its accompanying exhibition started on Saturday at Benghazi’s Tibesti Hotel. Organizers say representatives of 18 different states took part. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of members of the House of Representatives (HoR), the Mayor of Benghazi, and a number of ...

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Libyan coast guard intercepts more migrants in Mediterranean

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted hundreds of migrants, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea. It says three boats were stopped on Sunday before leaving Libyan territorial waters off the coast of western districts and cities of Zuwara, Sabratha, and Ras Ajdir, which are close to Tunisia. The first ...

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Libya and US sign agreements on policing, prisons and justice

Libya and the US signed a number of agreements in Tunis last week. Libya’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Lutfi Almughrabi and the US Charge d’Affairs, Stephanie Williams, signed a Memorandum of Intent on Friday for airport security, and a Letter of Agreement to support Libyan policing, prisons and justice ...

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Doctors’ brain drain saps $2b from Africa – report

A new report on good governance released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has revealed that Africa loses about $2 billion a year due to doctors and health practitioners leaving the continent.Only three countries in Africa, namely Libya, Mauritius and Tunisia, have at least one doctor per thousand people, says the ...

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Libya, US sign security cooperation agreement

The Libyan deputy foreign minister of Presidential Council government Lutfi Al-Maghrabi signed with the US Charge d’Affaires to Libya, Stephanie Williams, a security cooperation agreement in Tunisia. Media office of the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday that the signing included a memorandum of intent for airport security ...

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Algeria frets over rise in migrants as Europe tightens controls

Algeria warned that it could face housing ‘hundreds of thousands’ of migrants if Europe closed its doors. Algeria expects to have to accommodate more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, a senior official in the country’s interior ministry said ...

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Migrant rights’ caravan sets off in Tunisia

The refugee activist migrant caravan — CarovaneMigranti — is setting off on its fourth annual journey through Italy to meet relatives of migrants and discuss common migration policies. CarovaneMigranti and the Tunisian association “La Terre pour Tous” will travel to cities across Italy from April 28 to May 6, to ...

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