Middle East

UN. Election of the IOM Director General – A wind of change in migration policy?

SECRET BALLOT With the election on 29 June 2018 of Portugal’s Antonio Vitorino as new Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the traditional lead of the organisation by the Unites States (US) will come to an end.

En Irak, des familles soupçonnées d’avoir des liens avec Daech victimes d’exactions dans les camps

PRESSIONS. Amnesty International publie un rapport qui révèle que des femmes et des enfant ont été soumis à des châtiments collectifs en raison de leurs liens, même distants, avec des hommes liés à Daech ou fuyant des bastions du groupe terroriste.

Migration. Turkey threatens migrant deal with EU

COLLAPSE. Turkey’s agreement with the European Union to curb human trafficking across the Aegean appears to be in jeopardy again after a top Turkish official warned that a current impasse with the EU gives Ankara no reason to honor the deal.

A collapse of the deal would put more pressure on Greek islands where thousands of migrants are cooped up in overcrowded reception centers.

Middle East. Iraq cracks down on online gun sales

BAGHDAD — Iraq is upping its efforts to restrict the public's access to weapons, which will be a daunting task given the prevalence of weapons on the market and their wide exchange on social media.

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