Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi declared that Italy will continue to accept rescue vessels for up to five weeks from the Middle East and Africa, until the EU can renegotiate how to share the responsibility of migrant arrivals equally. On Monday Mr. Milanesi said that Italy's ports would remain open to migrants until a solution was reached to prevent "all rescued people from landing in one country,” according to BBC News.
President Assad’s administration regards the White Helmet organization as a product and agent of Western powers. After members of the Syrian White Helmet rescue organization and their families had been relocated to Jordan, Syrian government responded that, “words of condemnation are not enough to denounce this despicable act,” record journalists for the BBC.
Lebanese and Israeli desire to circumvent religious authorities during wedding ceremonies inadvertantly works to strengthen the otherwise tenuous relationship of these two sides of the Mediterranean. Ben Hubbard of the New York Times explains that the “sun drenched beach town in Cyprus” bring together both Israelis and Lebanese who rather have civil rather than religious marriages granted.
Secular party member Noshin Afshan vows to promote women’s rights in the upcoming Pakistan elections. On her door to door campaign in the ‘City of Saints,’ mother of three Noshin Afshan is running against 15 men for a general seat in the National Assembly as part of the Awami National Party (ANP). In the present article, Saba Aziz for Al Jazeera explains Afshan’s campaign challenges, as well as the overall political arena for women in Pakistan.