Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country would disembark the migrants stranded for two weeks aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.
The agreement, whose details are still being worked out, come as UNICEF reported that Rohingya refugee children fleeing into Bangladesh were arriving “close to death” from malnutrition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the air strikes on Raqqa have killed dozens, including 21 children. Meanwhile, a UN aid convoy was able to enter an opposition-held town with food, clothes and emergency supplies.
Rescue workers continue their efforts in the outskirts of the capital, Freetown as morgues overflow after a mountainside collapsed .
The 50 percent cuts in monthly rations affect over 1.4 million people across Iraq, according to the spokesperson for the UN's World Food Programme, Inger Marie Vennize.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urges the United Nations to do more to facilitate the evacuation of the injured from the battered city.
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