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

1.The arms embargo on Iran is coming to an end
2. Iran at breaking point as it fights third wave of coronavirus
3.What could Turkey’s latest S-400 missile tests mean?
4.Turkey launches first training warship for Qatar
5.Bahrain’s King Hamad: Establishing just peace in region depends on activating Arab initiative
6.Saudi media softens tone on normalization, offering clue to kingdom’s thinking on Israel
7.‘God help us’ if Trump wins re-election, Palestinian PM says
8.Saudi Arabia fails in bid for seat on UN Human Rights Council
9.Egypt to host meeting between Libyan Parliament representatives and State Council
10.‘Morocco police visited Israel in secret, agreed to hand over fugitives’
11.Protests after man crushed to death as Tunisia demolishes his ‘unlicensed shop’
12.China voices readiness to deepen cooperation with Algeria–UwfpXjaZby/index.html
13.Sudan’s PM sacks Kassala governor after unrest, port blockade
14.Thousands of Nigerians demand police overhaul for sixth day
15.Eritrean leader arrives in Ethiopia to boost ties
16.Refugees in South Africa share acts of kindness with their hosts
17.Yemen Peace Process Falters as Fighting Intensifies and Hunger Spreads
18.Jordan: New Cabinet, Premier Khasawneh sworn in
19.Israel, Lebanon to hold 1st round of demarcation talks
20.Syria’s calm before the storm
21.Oman amends death sentencing rules
22.Iraq Proposes New Jointly Managed Oil Company For Kurdistan
23.Trump Demands a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Somalia