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EU leaders are expected to again condemn Turkey’s fresh escalation against Greece, according to the upcoming EU summit’s draft conclusions seen by EURACTIV.

“The European Council expressed deep concern about repeated recent actions and statements by Turkey. Turkey must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all EU Member States,”…

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The Al-Arabiya channel quoted journalist and activist Haitham Abu Khalil as saying that Sudanese authorities have extradited over 21 Egyptians handing them over to Cairo’s security services, including a man, his wife and children.

Last March, Sudanese authorities extradited Wadah Hisham Al-Oden to the security authorities and he has since…

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Rights advocates fear Joe Biden’s decision to visit Saudi Arabia will endanger dissidents abroad and be seen by the authorities there as giving the green light to restrict civil liberties domestically.

The US president will meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, sometimes known as MBS, in an abrupt reversal of his pledges to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its poor human rights record. Biden repeatedly promised that “human rights will be the centre of our foreign policy”.

Biden’s visit was confirmed a day after a Saudi court upheld Abdullah al-Howaiti’s death sentence for alleged crimes committed as a child, despite a royal decree ending such executions.

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Residents of the Aglandjia area of Nicosia on Thursday accused authorities of apathy to their plight — rockslides — and warned of possible casualties in the future unless the government changes its tune.

According to the mayor, the Ministry of the Interior has green-lit €500,000 for clearing debris from landslides, but only on state-owned land in the area. The ministry did not approve any funds for clearing debris on private-owned land.

A 2017 study found that restoration works — both on state and private lands — would cost €1.82 million.

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Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke by phone on Wednesday with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, to thank him for Ankara’s efforts to protect Israeli tourists from attempts by Iran to harm them.

Lapid and Cavusoglu met in Jerusalem in late May, amid the two erstwhile regional allies work to gradually improve ties.

Israeli authorities have issued warnings to roughly 1,000 Israelis who were in Turkey, asking them to leave immediately.

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