A tweet from Canada’s Foreign Policy Ministry sparked a war of words and a series of political clashes between the Northern American country and Saudi Arabia when Canadian officials expressed their “grave concern about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, including Samar Badawi”
The notion of freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is part of this nation’s core values, part of this nation’s history and commitment to the liberty of its people.
The escalating diplomatic rancor between Saudi Arabia and Canada is snowballing fast, but it is not just about Saudi Arabia and Canada. Saudi Arabia’s dramatic responses to Canada’s “insulting” tweet are coded political messages to its rivals and allies alike to stand down.
According to recent post-election polling, Hezbollah enjoys the confidence of slightly over 50% of the respondents, representing those who voted and those who did not.
A year ago, the Tunisian parliament passed the country’s first law that criminalizes gender-based violence. The bill, passed on July 26, 2017, received the approval of 146 out of 217 possible votes.
The leading political factions in Libya represented by Fayez al-Sarraj, President of the Presidency Council of Libya, Aguila Saleh, President of the House of Representatives (HoR), Khaled Meshri, President of the High State Council (HSC), and, General Khalifa Haftar, Commander of the LNA, agreed on May 29th in Paris to a UN supervised process for new elections by December 10th for president and parliament.
Moroccan authorities spent the first week of Ramadan dismantling migrant camps in the north of the country.
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United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday, June 19 that the U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over allegations that the U.N. is chronically biased against Israel.