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UN official recommends timeframe to lift US sanctions on Sudan

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UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy recommended on Monday to set a timeframe to lift the US sanctions imposed on Sudan. The official is tasked with looking at the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. He explained that the sanctions have had a “negative effect” on all vital areas and “imposed a suffocating blockade” on the country’s economy.


‘Palestinian-Israeli conflict might spin out of control,’ warns Kerry

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US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Wednesday that the Palestinians and Israelis have to take tangible steps towards deescalating the tense situation otherwise it could “spin out of control,” Arab48.com has reported. Speaking in Boston after a visit to the Middle East where he met Israeli and Palestinian officials, Kerry told journalists that he is “worried” about the situation there.


UN official arrives in Sudan to assess impact of US sanctions

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The Special Rapporteur of the UNHCR, Idriss Jazairy, arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday for a visit aimed at evaluating the impact of US sanctions imposed on the country.


Israel’s excessive force fuels anger, insists UN chief

UN Secretary-General,  Ban Ki-moon

As the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People approaches, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that Israel’s use of excessive force fuels anger and frustration, Almesryoon.com reported on Monday.


Iran jails Washington Post correspondent

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Iran has sentenced Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges that include espionage, a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary has revealed.


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