Hospitals should not be battlegrounds: UN

The hospitals should not be battlegrounds, said a UN spokesman on Wednesday following the Israeli military’s raid at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. “Hospitals should not be battlegrounds. The parties should not be fighting in a hospital. Hospitals should not be battlegrounds anywhere in the world. Full stop,” Stephane Dujarric said at his daily press briefing. … Read more

Libyan PM’s wife: Palestine excluded from human rights declaration

Palestine and its people “are not included” in the international human rights declaration, said the wife of the Prime Minister of Libya, Amina Ali Mohammed Al-Shawush Al-Dilaw, on Wednesday. As part of the “One Heart for Palestine” meeting of first ladies in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul, Al-Dilaw emphasized the full support of her country for … Read more

Kazakhstan claims netting group attempting coup

Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee (KNSC) announced on Wednesday that a group of people was arrested in the republic on charges of attempted coup. “On Nov. 15, 2023, the KNSC in coordination with the Prosecutor General’s Office neutralized cells of a radical religious group in the cities of Astana, Atyrau and Zhezkazgan as part of a … Read more

UK Supreme Court rejects Rwanda plan to deal with migrants

Rejecting a high-profile policy meant to help deal with migration, the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful. The controversial plan that seeks to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda while their claims are being assessed was ruled unlawful by the highest court, as they … Read more

Ethiopia offers part in dam project, airline shares to neighbors in exchange for access to sea port

Ethiopia offered neighboring countries a part in its dam project and shares in its national airline in a diplomatic move Tuesday to address its maritime challenges. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed presented the proposal during an address to parliament, where he emphasized the need for a win-win approach in negotiations for sea access. “Ethiopia didn’t ask … Read more

Trkiye, Azerbaijan, TRNC sign cooperation deal

The ruling parties of Trkiye, Azerbaijan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday. The agreement aims to further political relations between the countries on the basis of “three states, one nation.” The signing ceremony was held in the TRNC’s capital, Lefkosa, between representatives of Trkiye’s Justice and Development … Read more

Governments should cooperate to protect media freedom, Interior Minister says

Our governments should cooperate to protect media freedom, adapting to new realities and addressing new threats as they appear, Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Tuesday. Ioannou was addressing a Democratic Quality Forum entitled “Democratic Quality: Challenges of Democracy in the 21st century”, at the “Circulo de Bellas Artes” cultural centre in Madrid. “The main … Read more