Tunisia
Thai court rules calls for reform as “attempts to overthrow the monarchy” and other stories

Today we look at a Thai court ruling declaring calls for reform “attempts to overthrow the monarchy”, a strike in Tunisia after the death of an anti-landfill protestor, and more

Algeria recalls envoy to France, closes airspace to French military planes

The Algerian government’s actions come following comments by French president Emmanuel Macron, which the government said amounts to foreign interference in its internal affairs

Tunisians take to street opposing president’s move to sideline country’s constitution

After sacking the prime minister and suspending the parliament in July, president Kais Saied issued decree 117 on Wednesday, according to which he can rule by bypassing the provisions of the constitution adopted in 2014

Tunisian political parties release statement urging judiciary, military to uphold the constitution

The statement comes after a weekend of protests opposing the president’s actions in July, which many call a coup and unconstitutional

Tunisian president sacks prime minister, suspends parliament 

As protests against the mismanagement of the pandemic and deepening economic crisis continue, many warn that the president’s moves violate the constitution and endanger Tunisia’s constitution

Tunisian health minister fired amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The country reported multiple vaccination centers witnessing stampedes after the health ministry opened them up for vaccinations for all above the age of 18 on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Algerians boycott elections as Hirak movement demands total overhaul & other stories

Today we look at the mass boycott of parliamentary elections in Algeria, protests against police brutality in Tunisia, and more

China at UNSC China blames US for UN failure to issue statement on Palestine

The UN Security Council failed to issue a formal statement on Israeli aggression in Gaza due to US objections. This is despite growing global concern regarding the rising death toll of civilians and massive destruction inside Palestine

The world stands with Palestine

Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally

Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off

The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021

Tunisian parliament votes to approve third government in less than a year

Hichem Mechichi’s government won the majority in the parliament although many members expressed reservations with it and voted for it only to avoid early elections

Morsi’s death is a collective failure of Egypt’s democratic movement

The circumstances of Mohammed Morsi’s death reflect the hopelessness in Egyptian politics following the return of the military

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