- EU ministers agree to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing– 22/07/2013– BBC
European Union foreign ministers have agreed to list the military wing of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.The move required the agreement of all 28 of the EU’s member states.
- UN: Syria death toll rises above 100,000– 25/07/2013– Al Jazeera
More than 100,000 people have now been killed in more than two years of conflict in Syria, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said, as he appealed for new efforts to convene a peace conference.Ban on Thursday called on the Syrian government and opposition to halt the violence, saying it was « imperative to have a peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible ».The secretary-general spoke before talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, who stood nearby.
- Tunisia: Critical need for justice after second political killing this year–25/07/2013– Amnesty International
The Tunisian authorities must deliver justice to stem a worrying tide of political violence, Amnesty International said after Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis today.
- Call for a general strike in Tunisia, after the assassination of the opponent Mohamed Brahmi-26/07/2013 – Le Monde (Appel à la grève générale en Tunisie, après l’assassinat de l’opposant Mohamed Brahmi)
Tunisia’s main trade union federation (UGTT) called for a general strike, Friday, July 26, after the assassination of opposition member (left wing) ,Mohamed Brahmi shot on Thursday near Tunis.
- Egypt army warns of crackdown on ‘black violence’– 26/07/2013 – BBC
The Egyptian army has warned it will use force against any group resorting to violence during rival rallies planned for Friday.Army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called on people to take to the streets to give the military a mandate to confront « terrorism ».Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are also expected to demonstrate to demand his reinstatement.
- When Egyptians are right and wrong– 25/07/2013– Al Jazeera
In Egypt, a country that is terribly polarised and dangerously tense, facts get in the way.Each side claims their own truths and denies the legitimacy of others, dismissing them as fanatics or sell-outs. The Egyptian parties are busy demonising each other and in the process are turning the dream of better governance into a nightmare of horror and violence.