Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, November 1, 2012
- The United Nations is resisting calls by the African Union to end the arms embargo against Somalia.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking France’s backing over Iran.
- EU sanctions on natural gas exports have unintentionally strangled Iranian liquefied petroleum gas exports.
- As spending cuts have stopped insecticide spraying in Greece, years after the disease has been wiped out, cases of malaria have been confirmed.
- The 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (also known as the 1996 Hague Convention) comes into force today.
- Afghanistan has announced that its presidential elections will take place on April 5, 2014. Under the constitution, Incumbent President Karzai cannot be re-elected.
- In Libya, the Parliament has approved its first cabinet, almost four months after it was elected.
- In the next round of their legal battle, Ecuador will sue Chevron in Argentina to enforce the $19 billion damages award.