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Poverty Problem Increases in Egypt - July 3, 2020
On the 7th anniversary of the coup carried out by general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt, Egypt is facing serious problems, especially the economy. The recent problem of poverty of the Egyptian people is getting worse with the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation becomes more serious when tourism revenues, foreign exchange from foreign employees, and Egyptian administration, who are deprived of income from students who come for education, are also added to mismanagement, corruption, and nepotism.
Montenegro Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Partnerships - July 2, 2020
The Balkan nation of Montenegro legalized same-sex partnerships on Wednesday. President Milo Djukanovic described the moment as "one step closer to joining the most developed world democracies." Montenegro is considered a predominantly conservative and male-dominated society, where the LGBT+ community has often faced rejection and harassment. In the Balkan countries, which have a conservative social structure, NGOs and states are making extraordinary efforts, especially in recent years, to normalize and encourage LGBT.
Montenegro Opens Last EU Chapter - July 1, 2020
Montenegro is set to up its 32nd and final chapter in its EU accession process after nearly a two-year wait. Montenegro has provisionally closed 3 chapters to date.
Azerbaijan Citizens Arrested In Russia- July 1, 2020
Dozens of Azerbaijani citizens have been arrested in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan after hundreds of Azerbaijani men who were stuck near the Russian-Azerbaijani border clashed with local police.  Daghestani officials said that nine police officers were injured and five police vehicles were destroyed during the violence, which was quelled after officials called in additional police troops and security forces to the area. 93 Azerbaijani citizens were detained and arrested.  A state delegation from Azerbaijan that arrived after the clashes has been assisting the local government to repatriate its stranded citizens.
Indonesian fishermen rescue stranded Rohingya - Juna 26, 2020
Nearly 100 Rohingya, stranded for weeks, came ashore in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday. People from a fishing community reportedly helped the Rohingya land after local authorities refused their arrival. A boat crisis has unfolded as Southeast Asian governments block ships carrying Rohingya refugees, citing coronavirus restrictions. Rights groups say dozens of people have died at sea. Malaysia, which allowed 269 people from a separate boat to land earlier in June, reportedly plans to send them back to sea.
Opposition Leader in Malawi sworn in as president - June 29, 2020
Lazarus Chakwera, the newly elected president of Malawi, has been sworn in as president. Chakwera's election victory demarcated a landmark result in Malawi's modern politics. In Tuesday poll Chakwera defeated Peter Mutharika by taking 58.5 % of votes. In his interview with BBC, the new president has been referred to himself as one of the biblical characters of the same name.
Haftar's human rights violations - June 27, 2020
Libya's warlord Khalifa Haftar's mlitias and Russian Wagner mercenaries, have killed more than 1,000 people in their attack against Libya's internationally recognized government in capital Tripoli. Displaced civilians by force, mines and mass graves have been found by the government forces in Tripol and Tarhuna.  Libyan Center for Mine Clearance and War Remnants said that landmines planted by Haftar's militia had killed 39 civilians and injured at least 100 others, including women and children. More than 400,000 civilians have been displaced by the war, and many of them cannot return to their homes due to mines, Liam Kelly of the Danish Demining Group, an NGO working in the country, told Anadolu Agency. On June 20, the Libyan army announced that since June 5, some 190 bodies have been found in hospitals and mass graves in Tarhuna and areas south of the capital Tripoli. The UN Human Rights Council on Monday passed a resolution ordering a fact-finding mission to Libya in order to document violations and abuses committed since 2016.
Belarus President Accuses Russia, Poland of Election Interference - June 26, 2020
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday accused Russia and Poland of interfering in the upcoming presidential election, claims that were quickly denied by the Kremlin. The interference is coming from "those who live in Poland and those who incite from Russia," Lukashenko said at a meeting with newly appointed government officials. Lukashenko said he would discuss the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in the near future but cautioned that the situation remained "extremely difficult." The strongman leader of authoritarian ex-Soviet Belarus is seeking his sixth term as president in the election scheduled for August 9.
Israel’s Netanyahu to Gantz: Annexation or fourth election - June 23, 2020
Defense and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, who is known to have disagreements with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the "annexation" plan, said he would not support the annexation of areas where Palestinians live heavily. Gantz also added that Netanyahu should avoid irresponsible steps that would jeopardize Israel's peace deal with Jordan and harm relations with the United States. In response, Netanyahu told Gantz to support the annexation plan, otherwise, a new election could be held.
Sisi: Egypt has a legitimate right to intervene in Libya - June 21, 2020
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday said his country has a legitimate right to intervene in neighboring Libya and ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission outside the country if necessary. Sisi's comments came amid high tensions over regional rival Turkey's intervention in Libya. He also warned forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli not to cross the current frontline with Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA). President Sisi's statements, known to have been on Haftar's side along with the Gulf states in the Libyan conflict, were considered a “declaration of war” by Libya's legitimate government.
Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor Prepared indictment against President Hashim Thaci - June 25, 2020
The Hague-based Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, SPO, according to a press statement on Wednesday, has filed a ten-count indictment with the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, KSC, charging Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, the Kosovo politician Kadri Veseli, and others with a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution, and torture. Following the preparation of the indictment, Kosovo President Hashim Thaci decided not to participate in the Kosovo-Serbia meeting, which was scheduled to take place in the United States on 27 June.
2020 Serbian parliamentary election results - June 24, 2020
Serbia's governing conservative party led by President Aleksandar Vucic won in Sunday's parliamentary election. The preliminary results shows that the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won over 60% of the vote, or some 190 seats in the 250-seat Serbian parliament, while the Socialist party - a junior coalition partner in the outgoing government - is seen coming second with 10.7 percent of the votes. Among the minority parties, Vojvodina Hungarian Union won 9 deputies, the Justice and Peace Party (SPP) 3, the Albanian Democratic Alternative 3, and the Sanjak Democratic Action Party (SDA Sancak) 2. Dr. Misala Pramenković, who was elected deputy from the Justice and Peace Party (SPP), became the first headscarf deputy in Serbia.
Former Kazakh President Nazarbayev Tests Positive For COVID-19 - June 23, 2020
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, who continues to control the Central Asian country after his sudden resignation last year, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nazarbaev's press service said on June 18 that the former president was currently self-isolated and continued to work remotely. The 79-year-old Nazarbaev announced his resignation in March 2019 after ruling the oil-rich former Soviet republic for almost 30 years. But he continues to lead the ruling Nur-Otan party and the country's powerful Security Council.
Kosovo Parliament Confirms New Govt Under Hoti! - 03 June 2020
After the decision of the Constitutional Court that a new government can be formed without holding a snap election, Kosovo’s parliament confirmed in office a new government led by Avdullah Hoti, the deputy leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo, LDK, the junior party in the last government that initiated the no-confidence motion in March that toppled it. In an extraordinary session of the Kosovo Assembly, a new coalition government led by Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) leader Hoti was elected with 61 votes in favor, 24 votes against, and one abstention. The total strength of the House is 120.
North Macedonia: Gov't announces new curfew! - 04 June 2020
North Macedonian Health Minister Venko Filipce announced that the government had accepted a proposal from the Infectious Diseases Commission to reinstate strict curfew measures in some cities and regions across the country. The Commission’s proposal was to introduce a traffic ban in Skopje, Stip, Kumanovo with Lipkovo and Tetovo starting Thursday at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 5 a.m. (local time). In all other cities, the curfew will be put in force from Thursday at 9 p.m. until 5 June at 5 a.m., while on the other days the ban will start at 4 p.m. and will last until the next day at 5 a.m.
200 million people undernourished in Africa! - 22 May 2020
Global Nutrition Report 2020 highlighted malnutrition problem for 37 countries worldwide and 27 of them are in Africa. According to report progress regarding nutrition is still too slow in some African countries and there are over 200 million people undernourished in the continent. There are also some good examples such as Ethopia showing progress better than expected. The report highlights inequalities in tackling malnutrition problem. 
Covid-19 cases reaches 100.000 level in Africa! - 22 May 2020
Total Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 100.000 limit while deaths has reached 3.000 level. So far, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon are being the most-affected countries from the pandemic. After strickly implemented lockdowns across the continent, now, some countries show signs of easing the restrictions.
President calls Croatian parliamentary election for July 5! - 20 May 2020
Croatian President Zoran Milanovic announced in a written statement that after the parliament's dissolution on Monday, the general election date has been set, and the election will be held on July 5th. Voters will elect 151 MPs, of whom 140 in ten constituencies in Croatia, three will be elected by expatriates and eight by ethnic minorities.
Citizens gather in National Theatre protest! - 20 May 2020
A second protest against the demolition of the National Theatre concluded peacefully on Wednesday evening, which brought together again hundreds of civil society members, citizens and artists. The wife of Albania's president was detained along with more than 30 others during a first protest against the demolition of the National Theatre in Tirana.
Montenegro: Coronavirus ban feeds clash between state and Serbian Orthodox Church! - 17 May 2020
A row between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state of Montenegro has escalated and triggered protests. At one stage, a bishop and eight priests were arrested. They have been released, but tensions remain.
Courts have fined two more participants of a protest action in Vladikavkaz! - 01 May 2020
In North Ossetia, courts have fined two more participants of a protest action in Vladikavkaz, and the total number of court's decisions on fines and arrests of activists reached 64, the joint press service of the courts reports. On April 21 and 22, the courts pronounced decisions on administrative arrests of 41 rally participants, and three other activists were fined. On 1 May, the court has found Arsen Besolov, an administrator of a chat on Telegram, to be an organizer of the protest action and sentenced him to 15 days of arrest.
Residents of Dagestan district centre claim threat of mass deaths! - 02 May 2020
In the Gergebil District of Dagestan, hospitals are overcrowded. In a few days, 12 people died, local residents complaining about the absence of drugs and ALV (artificial lung ventilation) devices in hospitals. Dagestan ranks fifth in Russia in the number of coronavirus infection cases, ahead of other regions of Southern Russia.
Political uncertainty continues in Kosovo as Thaçi offers mandate to LDK! - 23 April 2020
President of Kosovo Hashim Thaci on Thursday asked the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK), the former junior partner in the ruling Vetvendosje-LDK coalition, to form a government. The LDK chose Avdullah Hoti for the post of Prime Minister. When asked about potenital protests, acting PM Albin Kurti said, “Citizens have never been angrier; I can’t stop them from protesting, but I can’t say that this protest was organized by us.
Egypt extends state of emergency for twelfth time since 2017! - 28 April 2020
It was the 12th extension of the state of emergency since it came into effect on April 10, 2017, a day after attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that killed at least 44 people. The extension of the state of emergency has been cited as citing health and safety measures. In Egypt, where there have been 5042 cases of coronavirus, 359 people have died from the disease. Sisi administration has been accused of hiding the case numbers.