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Christos Stylianides appointed global champion of education by ECW

Former European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, was appointed global champion for education in emergencies by Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a global fund supporting education in emergencies and protracted crises.

The appointment is shared with former UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

Transparency Questions over Albanian Effort to Rid Courts of Corruption

For the first time, however, the IMO observer assigned to the case - Italian judge Ferdinando Buatier de Mongeot - objected, and asked that his dissenting opinion be published alongside the Chamber's decision.

Huddled in conference, the Chamber's judges voted 6-1 against the request, according to documents obtained by BIRN via a freedom of information request.

No country to send military to Libya while truce lasts: Turkish FM

No one will send to Libya any additional advisors or troops or mercenaries or other personnel as long as the truce is observed, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Jan. 23.

The issue of sanctions will not be raised under the same condition, the minister said in an interview with Russia's RIA News Agency.

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Jan. 23 ordered Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people.

The court's president, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said the International Court of Justice "is of the opinion that the Rohingya in Myanmar remain extremely vulnerable.''

Turks living in Libya’s Tripoli say they feel better after truce

Some 300 Turks living in and around the Libyan capital have said that they feel better after a truce between the battling sides in the country.

Turkish citizens living under the siege by Gen. Khalifa Haftar's military forces for nine months are mostly owners of restaurants, furniture shops and auto mechanic shops, according to the Turkish consulate in Tripoli.

The WHO Won't Declare an International Emergency because of the Coronavirus from China

The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday that it will delay deciding whether to label the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus an international emergency, as the United Nations agency seeks more information from China, South China Morning Post reported.

"There was an excellent discussion during the committee today, but it was also clear that to proceed, we need more information.