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Bandit Attack at Tunisia-Libya Border Crossing Causes Closure

On March 18, Reuters reported that Tunisia and Libya closed a major border crossing at Ras Jdir, due to clashes between security forces and armed bandits.  Libya’s Interior Ministry announced that “This action carried out by these outlaw groups will not be tolerated, legal measures and the most severe penalties will be taken against those involved”.  According to Reuters, this border...

Imprisoned Tunisian Opposition Leader Rached Ghannouchi Announces Hunger Strike

What You Need to Know: 82 Year-old Rached Ghannouchi, intellectual leader of the Ennahda Party, also known as the Renaissance Party, announced on Monday his intent to begin a hunger strike in support of six political leaders that have also faced a crackdown from the government of President Kais Saied.  The Ennahda leader was jailed last year for ‘plotting against state...

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Chinese Foreign Ministry Sanctions U.S. Defense Companies Over Ukraine and Taiwan Supplies

Sanctions Over Taiwan and Ukraine Arms The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced this morning that it would be sanctioning 12 U.S. defense companies and their senior management for involvement in the Ukraine War and arms sales...

Baltic Sea States Scramble as Russia Moves to Alter Borders

The Announcement At approximately 0730 EST on May 21st, 2024, Russian state-owned media reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense had proposed a list of coordinates to clarify the state border of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia...

Israel Recalls Norwegian and Irish Ambassadors After Palestine State Recognition

Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs has announced he is recalling Israel's ambassadors to Norway and Ireland after the two nations officially announced their recognition of a Palestinian state, and vowed to do the same...