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

Libya: A permanent ceasefire agreement signed between Khalifa Haftar’s camp and Tripoli-based Government in Geneva

The United Nations announced on Friday, October 23, a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire in Libya between Khalifa Haftar’s camp in Benghazi and that of the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity. The belligerents signed an agreement after five days of talks Read more

UN envoy to Libya praises the progress made in the Bouznika Inter-Libyan Dialogue

The Bouznika Inter-Libyan Dialogue, whose second round of talks continues since Friday in Morocco, will contribute to the overall revival of the Libyan political process, said Monday the acting UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams. During a virtual press conference Read more

Sahara: UNSC Renews MINURSO mandate, Stresses Algeria’s Responsibility in the conflict

The Security Council has unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Sahara MINURSO by six months, while expressing its full support for the decision of the Secretary General and his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to initiate Read more

UN rights chief says ‘bar must be set very high’ for investigation of murdered Saudi journalist

The United Nations human rights chief pressed on Tuesday for an impartial investigation into the “shockingly brazen” murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. And suggested the involvement of international experts in the enquiries. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Read more

UN rights experts urge Saudi authorities to halt death sentences on children

United Nations human rights experts have urged Saudi Arabia to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18. The experts warned that carrying out the sentences Read more