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Israeli crimes against Palestinians

Iran has slammed the inaction of the international community in dealing with seven decades of Israeli violations of Palestinians’ rights. Iran’s representative at the 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council urged the council to recognize Israel as a racist apartheid regime. The representative said the regime has committed many instances of mass killing, systematic torture, and arbitrary detention. He said the international community’s indifference has enabled the regime to commit the gravest injustice in history. The Iranian official said the support, offered by the US, has made the regime feel immune from any challenges in the global arena. 

Tunisia new PM-designate

The Tunisian president has named Najla Bouden as the first female prime minister nearly two months after he seized most powers in a move his critics call a coup. Kais Saied has tasked Bouden with forming a new cabinet as soon as possible. The president says the main mission of the new government will be to put an end to corruption and chaos throughout state institutions. Bouden, a little-known university engineer with World Bank experience, will be the tenth prime minister since the 2011 revolution that led to the ouster of longtime President Zine el Abedin Ben Ali. In late July, Saied sacked the government and suspended the parliament, triggering a fresh political crisis. The president argued that his intervention was needed to save the country from political paralysis and economic crisis. 

UK-France fishing rights dispute 

 France has condemned as unacceptable Britain’s fresh decision on fishing rights in its territorial waters. The French government also threatened to retaliate against the UK over fishing rights. That after British authorities refused to issue all the licenses requested by French fishermen. They were forced to re-apply for permits in the wake of Brexit but London announced the approval of only 12 out of 47 applicants to sail their fishing boats into the coastal zone. Fishing rights have been one of the contentious issues between London and Paris in their post-Brexit talks. Earlier this year, a dispute over the licenses led both France and the UK to send patrol vessels off the shores of Jersey, which is the largest of the Channel Islands, between the two countries. 


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