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The Foreign Affairs Council discussed pressing issues on the international agenda. The High Representative and foreign ministers followed-up on their discussion on Syria at the last Foreign Affairs Council in October, and recalled their commitment to halt arms exports to Turkey. They also noted the adoption of the framework for sanctions in response to Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Cinq hommes ont été condamnés par la Haute Cour de la charia de l'État de Selangor à des coups de bâton et à une peine d'emprisonnement pour avoir prétendument tenté d'avoir des relations homosexuelles.


Five men have been sentenced in the Sharia High Court in the State of Selangor to caning and imprisonment for allegedly attempting to have same-sex relations. Caning – a form of corporal punishment – constitutes a breach of their human rights, and is a cruel, inhumane and degrading practice, and a form of torture.


The European Commission is mobilising €55 million to help vulnerable people caught in humanitarian crises in Sudan. The announcement comes as at least 8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 6.3 million not having enough food to meet their needs. One in six children is also suffering from acute undernourishment.

Today, the Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures in response to Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The framework will make it possible to sanction individuals or entities responsible for or involved in unauthorised drilling activities of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Sudan has embarked on a complex political transition following the transitional agreement of 17 August
2019. This represents a major step towards civilian-led rule with a historic opportunity to achieve peace,
democracy and economic recovery. The European Union supports the consolidation of the political transition in Sudan and is ready to accompany the country on its path to political and economic reforms and to remain a key partner for the transitional authorities, in their quest to make the transition to democracy a success.

أيدت المحكمة العليا الإسرائيلية قرار الحكومة بإلغاء تأشيرة العمل الخاصة بالمواطن الأمريكي عمر شاكر، مدير منظمة هيومن رايتس ووتش في إسرائيل وفلسطين.


La Cour suprême israélienne a confirmé la décision du gouvernement de retirer au citoyen américain Omar Shakir, directeur de Human Rights Watch pour Israël et la Palestine, son visa de travail. Le soutien aux défenseurs des droits de l'homme fait partie intégrante de la politique de l'Union européenne en matière de droits de l'ho