CMEA Bulletin – News from Middle East & Africa (June 4, 2020 – June 11, 2020)

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1.OIC Executive Committee holds an Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting on Israeli Threats to Annex Parts of Palestine
https://www.oic-oci.org/topic/?t_id=23476&ref=14031&lan=en
2. Assad faces backlash in Syria as economy crashes
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/yemeni-army-captures-major-city-from-uae-backed-forces/1868382
3. Tear gas, stone throwing as Beirut demonstration turns violent https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/tear-gas-stone-throwing-beirut-demonstration-turns-violent-200606182654841.html
4.   Turkey, US nearing new era in ties in handling of Libya
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/politics/turkey-us-nearing-new-era-in-ties-in-handling-of-libya/1869977
5.   Iran to execute alleged ‘CIA spy’ involved in Soleimani’s killing
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/iran-execute-alleged-cia-spy-involved-soleimanis-killing-200609084401765.html
6.   Pakistan Navy begins constructing modern warships in coordination with Turkey https://www.dawn.com/news/1562426/turkey-begins-constructing-modern-warship-for-pakistan
7. WHO to study Madagascar’s drug to treat COVID-19 https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/who-to-study-madagascars-drug-to-treat-covid-19-/1840971
8. Iran’s death toll from coronavirus exceeds 8,500 https://www.aa.com.tr/en/latest-on-coronavirus-outbreak/irans-death-toll-from-coronavirus-exceeds-8-500/1871904 /
9. Sudan minister: Safety of Renaissance Dam better than Sudan, Egypt dams
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200608-sudan-minister-safety-of-renaissance-dam-better-than-sudan-egypt-dams/
10. The Covid-19 Pandemic is starting a new chapter in China-Africa Relations
https://qz.com/africa/1863353/how-is-covid-19-changing-china-africa-economic-relations/
11. Algeria trade deficit deepens on lower energy revenue https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N2DK0F8
12.   Coronavirus: This Misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-52819674
13.   Amnesty accuses West African forces of human rights abuses in Sahel region
https://www.dw.com/en/amnesty-accuses-west-african-forces-of-human-rights-abuses-in-sahel-region/a-53755405