Tunisie Numerique world news roundup for February 22

Algeria: Thousands of Algerians marched through Algiers and other cities on Monday to mark the second anniversary of the Hirak protests that forced Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power.

Libya: Libya’s interior minister Fathi Bachagha survived an assassination attempt after his motorcade came under fire outside the capital.

Egypt:The Israeli and Egyptian energy ministers agreed on Sunday to build a new gas pipeline between the offshore Leviathan field in the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to boost deliveries of liquefied natural gas to Europe.

Congo: Italy ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed in Goma. Luca Attanasio died alongside an Italian soldier after their car was attacked as they travelled in a UN convoy in the eastern part of the country.

Mexico:Six members of Mexico’s military were killed when the plane they were in, crashed in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

U.S: The US exceeded half a million coronavirus deaths Monday as the country continues to grapple with the pandemic.In all, 500,071 deaths were related to COVID-19 complications while more than 28 million cases have been recorded, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

U.S:United Airlines grounded 24 of its Boeing 777s on Sunday after one plane experienced an engine failure and spewed debris over a northern Denver suburb this weekend.

Afghanistan:Land sliding claimed the lives of at least four Afghan gold miners who were working on extracting the precious metal illegally in the mountainous northern region of Afghanistan, officials reported on Monday.

Russia:Foreign ministers from EU countries have agreed to place further sanctions against Russian officials over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.


Iran: Head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog Rafael Grossi announced reaching an agreement with Iran to continue its “necessary” verification and monitoring activities for up to three months, but there will be less accessible and no more snap inspections starting on Tuesday.

Palestine: Gaza strip begins vaccination campaign against COVID-19

Myanmar: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged on Monday Myanmar’s military to stop repression against citizens and release detained people.

Iraq:A volley of rockets on Monday targeted the high-security zone in the Iraqi capital that is home to the US embassy.At least two rockets hit within the perimeter of the Green Zone, where the American and other foreign embassies are based.


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