Saudi Arabia temporarily suspended on Thursday the travel of its citizens and residents to 39 countries including 27 European Union states amid a jump in the number of coronavirus cases from 21 to 45 with reporting of 24 new cases, including 21 in Makkah. The new measures were taken as[…]
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would keep Turkey’s border open for refugees until the EU had met all Ankara’s demands while comparing Greece’s response to the crisis to the Nazis. “Until all Turkey’s expectations, including free movement, updating of the customs union and financial assistance, are[…]
Leaders from the European Union are promising to do “whatever it takes” to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, as Italy reported its biggest single-day death toll since the disease was first detected there last month. The 27 leaders of the EU met in a video conference after facing criticism they had[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Friday seek to sell his Brexit deal to sceptical MPs, as he returns home fresh from an EU victory but risking defeat in parliament. Johnson pulled off a major coup in agreeing on a new divorce deal with the European Union leader, paving the[…]
As South Africa’s news headlines fills with reports of violent crimes and femicide more and more locals are losing faith in their country and apply to live elsewhere. Immigration firm Xpatweb says that they have seen a 364 percent increase, since 2018, in the number of South Africans applying for[…]
Romania will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced at the AIPAC summit in Washington on Sunday, in a controversial move that goes against the rest of the European Union. Speaking at the Israel lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) conference, Dancila said[…]
With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal. After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on[…]
At least 36 countries, including all 28 members of the European Union, have signed a statement condemning Saudi Arabia’s human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR). The joint statement, read out by Harald Aspelund, Iceland’s ambassador to the Geneva talks, is the first rebuke of the[…]
European Union officials have begun talks with counterparts in several Middle Eastern countries, including Egypt and Turkey, about proposed data-sharing deals that would allow Europol to exchange personal information about suspects with local law enforcement authorities. In some circumstances, the deals could allow the transfer of data concerning a person’s[…]
The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after several scandals[…]
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