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U.S. Backs U.N. Security Council Emergency Meeting on Israel

After initially blocking a U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss “the situation in Israel and Gaza,” the Biden administration agreed to participate in such a meeting on Sunday. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hoped the delay would “give time for diplomacy.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, …

It CAN Be Done: Tunisia Stops and Turns Backs Hundreds of Boat Migrants at Sea

(AFP) — Tunisia said Monday that naval patrols had intercepted 19 boats carrying a total of 246 people seeking to cross from the North African nation to Europe overnight Saturday to Sunday alone. The vast majority of those stopped were Tunisians, the interior ministry said, with just 29 people coming from other countries. Thousands regularly risk the dangerous crossing from North Africa’s coasts to reach Europe.

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