‘No Child’s Play’ exhibit opens window into world of some 1.5 million children murdered the Nazis.
BEIRUT (AP) — A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy price" for its involvement.
The Iraqi government is responsible for protecting foreign and local journalists, the United Nations said on Monday, after the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters had to leave the country when he was threatened in reaction to a Reuters report. “Freedom of expression and the right to impart and to receive information underpin democracy and the rule of law,” Dujarric told reporters in New York.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Monday for stepped up cooperation and dialogue between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours in North Africa and the Middle East to fight terrorism. Mogherini made the appeal at a meeting of foreign ministers and representatives from the 28 European Union member states and delegations from eight North Africa and Middle East nations of the southern rim of the Mediterranean. "If we want to end jihadist terrorism, we have to go to the root of the question and favour intercultural and interreligious dialogue," she added. Foreign ministers and representatives from the 28 European Union member states took part in the gathering along delegations from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia.
Morocco's foreign minister said Monday his country was not troubled by a Spanish court's genocide charges against 11 former officials accused of killing and torture in Western Sahara. "Our conscience is clear, and Morocco will continue to be completely transparent on these issues," Salaheddine Mezouar told reporters in a joint press conference in Barcelona with his Spanish counterpart. In Barcelona, Mezouar said "all victims of political violence were compensated in 2004". Judge Pablo Ruz's ruling came a day before the UN Security Council received a report from UN chief Ban Ki-moon calling on Morocco and Western Sahara's pro-independence Polisario Front to enter talks brokered by the UN envoy to the region.
Israelis answer call for mourners for 92-year-old Chaya Gertman, who lost her entire family in the and whose ordeal at Auschwitz left her unable to have children.
Tunisia's coastguard and navy Monday rescued almost 180 African migrants from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy, the Red Crescent and an AFP correspondent said. The Red Crescent said the migrants — 94 on one boat and 84 on the other — sent out a distress call from off the coast of southeast Tunisia as they headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa. The 178 migrants from Africa were evacuated to the Tunisian port of Zarzis and provisionally lodged in a warehouse.
Eldad Sela allegedly used his position in intelligence to alert activists to upcoming arrests following attack on local mosque.