176 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya to Rwanda Dec 12, 2021 0 0 12345 TRIPOLI The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday it evacuated 176 vulnerable asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda on a humanitarian flight. “It was the second such flight to Rwanda this year, using the Emergency Transit Mechanism, the first having taken place in July,” the UN refugee agency said in a statement. Among those evacuees were several babies from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, said the statement, adding that many of the asylum seekers were victims of trafficking or survivors of gender-based violence and other forms of abuse, with several just released from detention centres. UNHCR said it aims to help the asylum seekers to find durable solutions such as resettlement to third countries, voluntary return where it is possible, or local integration in Rwanda. (Agencies) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp explosion that killed one person was caused by an electrical fault, says Hamas Dec 12, 2021 0 0 West waves sanctions stick to ‘tame’ China Dec 12, 2021 0 0 Pakistani Taliban target cop guarding polio vaccine workers Dec 12, 2021 0 0 Afghans offered courses at digital university in exile dpa Frankfurt A digital university in exile is to offer Afghan students worldwide a chance to continue their education. This concept was the focus of a two-day conference attended by representatives of the Afghan .. ‘Good agreement’ in nuke talks is reachable, says Iranian President TEHRAN: A “good agreement,” which Iran is looking for, can be reached in nuclear negotiations if the United States lifts anti-Iran sanctions, President said on Saturday. “The Islamic Republic participated in the .. Bangladesh protests US sanctions on anti-crime elite force officials Agencies DHAKA Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen Saturday summoned U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller to protest against sanctions imposed by Washington on officials of the country’s .. Nicaragua breaks diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favour of China Mexico City Nicaragua’s government has broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, switching allegiance to China, it announced on Thursday. “The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua declares that it recognizes ..