52 countries to send observers for the October parliamentary elections in Iraq

52 countries around the world will send observers for Iraqi parliamentary elections slated for October, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has confirmed, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. 71 Arab and foreign countries had received invitations from IHEC for the Read more

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejects mediation attempts in Tigray as ultimatum ends

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ultimatum comes to an end on Wednesday. Humanitarian and political leaders fear a bloodbath as the region is cut off from the world. Diplomats, international institutions and foreign powers are trying to encourage dialogue. But the Read more

EU new sanctions target seven ministers of Bashar al Assad Cabinet

The European Union, EU, has imposed fresh sanctions on seven ministers of Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. The new round of sanctions brings the total number of individuals and entities around the Syrian leader Read more

Factories in locked down Gaza produce masks for Europe to address covid-19

Sewing factories are producing protection masks for local and international markets including Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. One of the factories administrator, Abdullah Shehadeh from Hasco sewing factory, reportedly said 40 workers have at work Read more