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SUNS # 9884 Friday 27 October 2023

WTO : US drops proposals on data flows, source code, computing facilities (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China on 25 October apparently sought to know from the United States as to why it has chosen to withdraw its three c ore proposals - cross-border data flows, location of computing facilities, and source code - from the WTO electronic commerce negotiations that Washington has championed since 2018, said participants familiar with the discussions.

UN : Palestinian economy still reeling from COVID-19 shock, says UNCTAD (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
Last year was one of the worst years for Palestinians in recent history, with the already fragile socioeconomic cond itions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory deteriorating in 2022 as a result of wor sening political tensions and security crises that affected all regions, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

UN : Palestinians subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The situation in the Middle Eas t is growing more dire by the hour. The war in Gaza is raging and risks spiralli ng throughout the region.

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