CMEA Bulletin – News from Middle East & Africa (October 15, 2020)

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1.The arms embargo on Iran is coming to an end
https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2020/10/13/the-arms-embargo-on-iran-is-coming-to-an-end
2. Iran at breaking point as it fights third wave of coronavirus
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/14/iran-at-breaking-point-as-it-fights-third-wave-of-coronavirus
3.What could Turkey’s latest S-400 missile tests mean?
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/12/what-could-turkeys-latest-s-400-missile-tests-mean
4.Turkey launches first training warship for Qatar
https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/turkey-launches-first-training-warship-for-qatar-40446
5.Bahrain’s King Hamad: Establishing just peace in region depends on activating Arab initiative
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1747326/middle-east
6.Saudi media softens tone on normalization, offering clue to kingdom’s thinking on Israel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabia-israel-media/2020/10/13/ec4b05b2-0a2d-11eb-8719-0df159d14794_story.html
7.‘God help us’ if Trump wins re-election, Palestinian PM says
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/13/god-help-us-if-trump-wins-re-election-palestinian-pm-says
8.Saudi Arabia fails in bid for seat on UN Human Rights Council
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/13/human-rights-council-election
9.Egypt to host meeting between Libyan Parliament representatives and State Council
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1748096/middle-east
10.‘Morocco police visited Israel in secret, agreed to hand over fugitives’
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20201013-morocco-police-visited-israel-in-secret-agreed-to-hand-over-fugitives/
11.Protests after man crushed to death as Tunisia demolishes his ‘unlicensed shop’
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20201013-protests-after-man-crushed-to-death-as-tunisia-demolishes-his-unlicensed-shop/
12.China voices readiness to deepen cooperation with Algeria
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-10-12/China-voices-readiness-to-deepen-cooperation-with-Algeria–UwfpXjaZby/index.html
13.Sudan’s PM sacks Kassala governor after unrest, port blockade
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/13/sudans-pm-sacks-kassala-governor-after-unrest-port-blockade
14.Thousands of Nigerians demand police overhaul for sixth day
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/13/thousands-of-nigerians-demand-police-reforms-for-sixth-day
15.Eritrean leader arrives in Ethiopia to boost ties
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/eritrean-leader-arrives-in-ethiopia-to-boost-ties/2003534
16.Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts
https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2020/10/5f7ec0574/refugees-south-africa-share-acts-kindness-hosts.html
17.Yemen Peace Process Falters as Fighting Intensifies and Hunger Spreads
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yemen-peace-process-falters-as-fighting-intensifies-and-hunger-spreads-11602415492
18.Jordan: New Cabinet, Premier Khasawneh sworn in
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/jordan-new-cabinet-premier-khasawneh-sworn-in/2003950
19.Israel, Lebanon to hold 1st round of demarcation talks
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/israel-lebanon-to-hold-1st-round-of-demarcation-talks/2005278
20.Syria’s calm before the storm
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1748371
21.Oman amends death sentencing rules
https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/oman/oman-amends-death-sentencing-rules-1.74533842
22.Iraq Proposes New Jointly Managed Oil Company For Kurdistan
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Iraq-Proposes-New-Jointly-Managed-Oil-Company-For-Kurdistan.html
23.Trump Demands a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Somalia
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-13/trump-demands-plan-to-pull-hundreds-of-u-s-troops-from-somalia