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The Iranian president said on Sunday that the application of tough measures in the country to stem the spread of coronavirus was “not possible.”, Anadolu reports. Speaking during a meeting of Iran’s anti-coronavirus task force in Tehran, Hassan Rouhani opted for a “moderate path” between a total lockdown and ending...
A security officer was killed and more than 200 demonstrators injured Saturday in protests in Lebanon’s capital, Anadolu reports. An officer was attacked by protesters as he tried to save those stranded in a hotel that was raided by demonstrators in Beirut, according to a statement by the Lebanese Internal...
Polish border guards have detained 34 people from the Middle East, including four women and four children, who were traveling in a trailer of the lorry that came from Turkey via Slovakia, authorities said on Saturday, Reuters reports. They were detained on Friday night and are being held at the...
Pope Francis urged the people of Lebanon on Sunday to work together in the wake of the devastating port blast to give birth to a new “free and strong” coexistence, Reuters reports. The pope spoke at his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square as some Lebanese called for a sustained...
Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Reuters reports. “Your time is up”, read the giant letters projected on to a building at the protest site, as demonstrators waved Israeli...
Some Lebanese called on Sunday for a sustained uprising to topple their leaders amid public fury over this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, and the country’s top Christian Maronite cleric said the cabinet should resign, Reuters reports. Protesters have called on the government to quit over what they say was...
Flavio Insinna, host of the popular Italian TV show “L’Eredità” will have to deliver this statement next time he goes on the air: “International law does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.” This official order has been dictated by the Rome Court (Tribunale di Roma)...
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that Libya’s losses have amounted to about $7.9 billion since the beginning of 2020 due to the closures of oil installations by General Khalifa Haftar’s militia, according to a statement reported by a Libyan TV channel. The latest estimates regarding losses in this sector...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that America will submit a resolution at the UN Security Council next week calling for an extension of the arms embargo on Iran. In a move that is likely to ratchet up tension with the Islamic Republic, Pompeo told reporters...
Lebanon’s Ambassador to Jordan, Tracy Chamoun, has resigned in the aftermath of the massive explosion which rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 145 and injuring thousands more, citing government “negligence”. In a televised address yesterday, Chamoun claimed she could “no longer tolerate” the government’s bureaucratic failings, saying: “I am...