Weekly Roundup: Turkey’s Central Bank raises interest rates, Morocco criminalizes violence against women, and Saudi airstrikes target Yemeni radio station

Turkey’s Central Bank raises interest rates in defiance of Erdogan, Morocco criminalizes violence against women in problematic legislation, and Saudi airstrikes target Yemeni radio station in an attempt to disrupt Houthi supply routes.

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Weekly Roundup: Syrian regime prepares for Idlib assault, United States revokes UNRWA funds, UN report decries war crimes in Yemen

Syrian regime coordinates impending assault on rebel stronghold in Idlib as Russia resumes airstrikes in countryside over American objections. Schools in the West Bank opened amidst concerns over funding as the US moved to withdraw all funding from UNRWA, a crucial source of support to Palestinians. A UN team released a report on war crimes in Yemen, decrying Saudi and Emirati unwillingness to avery civilian casualties.

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Weekly Roundup: A teenage boy is killed by the IDF in Gaza, upcoming Lebanese elections, and Saudi Arabia screens “Black Panther”

A young teenage boy, Muhammad Ayoub, was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday, in Gaza. A Lebanese parliamentary candidate, Ali al-Amine, who will compete against Hezbollah in Lebanon’s elections on May 6th, was assaulted in his hometown of Bint Jbeil. Last week, Saudi Arabia opened a commercial movie theater for the first time in over 30 years for an invitation-only screening of the movie “Black Panther.”

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Weekly Roundup: Turkey announces the beginning of military operations in Sinjar, Syrian rebel forces begin evacuations from Eastern Ghouta, U.S. conducts drone strike in southern Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the beginning of Turkish operations in the Iraqi province of Sinjar. Syrian rebel forces affiliated with Failaq al-Sham began evacuations from eastern Ghouta on March 23rd, and the U.S. military carried out a drone strike against al-Qaeda militants in southern Libya.

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