Over 160 migrants and refugees have drowned over the past week, bringing the death toll in the central Mediterranean route to around 1,500 this year.
Seventeen presidential hopefuls have urged the electoral commission to reveal the reasons why there will be no election on December 24 as scheduled.
With the presidential election just over a week away, an official of the country's electoral commission says it has become impossible to hold the vote on time.
The announcement comes as the country remains mired in bitter divisions over the legal basis for the elections, their dates, and who should be allowed to run.
The announcement fuels fear that the election could be postponed amid calls from most of the stakeholders to hold the vote on schedule.
With the Lebanese currency in free fall and steep hikes in rent prices, Lebanese and refugee families are increasingly unable to keep a roof over their heads.
Dutch appeals court rules that Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz is immune from civil prosecution in the Netherlands in a case linked to the deaths of six Palestinians in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.
President Kais Saied directed the Foreign Ministry to perform an in-depth financial and administrative probe into two consulates.
Warlord Haftar is accused of ordering the bombing of the “National Army” forces at the Air Defense College in Misrata.
Saif al Islam Gaddafi has submitted his papers to contest elections, but many see that as the slippery slope towards autocracy.
Despite signs of recovery for the Palestinian economy in the West Bank following the coronavirus pandemic, Gaza’s economy has deteriorated with very high rates of poverty and unemployment.
The elections are seen as key to a UN-backed roadmap to advance the peace process in the war-torn country.
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