Afghanistan government asked the EU to halt deportations for three months but six member states argued last week it would send “the wrong signal” and “motivate even more Afghan citizens to leave”.
Regional players Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, and France have shown interest in the political situation, and the immediate effects will most likely be felt in Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The bloc said it is ready to impose sanctions on Lebanon's ruling elite, including a travel ban and asset freeze, for obstructing the process of forming a functioning government.
In a letter to Interior Minister Priti Patel, Labour’s Yvette Cooper, chair of parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, questioned overcrowding and length of stays at a “completely inappropriate” accommodation where asylum seekers are detained.
Afghans have undergone decades of war forcing millions to flee the country. Despite the volatile situation in Afghanistan, the European Union regularly deports refugees back ‘home’ or to third countries.
Opening a new area of tensions, the United States is joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada to level allegations against the Chinese government for “malicious” cyber activity.
Rights groups say at least five people were detained and 25 homes and offices searched in the third successive day of raids.
European Commission unveils a broad climate package that aims to meet a more ambitious greenhouse gas emission cut goal to make Europe the "first climate-neutral continent".
Finance ministers and central bankers from G20, the countries with the 19 biggest economies and the European Union, green light a "revolutionary" deal to tax multinational companies more fairly.
The German carmakers avoided competing on technology to restrict pollution even though they had the means to cut harmful emissions, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says.
Palestinian parliamentary candidate Nizar Banat was severely beaten in custody, causing his death, his relatives allege. Banat had accused Palestinian leadership of corruption and had condemned a short-lived Covid-19 vaccine exchange with Israel.
The economic sanctions are the most sweeping measures imposed against Belarus so far by the EU and come after President Alexander Lukashenko sparked outrage by intercepting a Ryanair airplane in May to arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
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