Saturday, October 31, 2020

Politics plague Israeli virus response ahead of holidays

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long cultivated a symbiotic relationship with the country’s ultra-Orthodox parties, doling out generous...

Huge blaze at Beirut port alarms residents a month after massive blast

BEIRUT, Sept 10 (Reuters) - A large fire erupted at Beirut port on Thursday, sending a huge column of smoke over the Lebanese capital...

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope for survivor

BEIRUT (AP) — A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion...

Death toll from heavy Afghanistan flooding surpasses 150

CHARIKAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from two days of heavy flooding in northern and eastern Afghanistan rose to at least 150 on...

Palestinian leaders stay the course as crises mount

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — In three decades of failed peace efforts, the Palestinians have never faced a more hostile U.S. administration, a more...

Kuwait to rebuild Lebanon’s only large grain silo after blast

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kuwait said it will rebuild Lebanon's only large grain silo that was destroyed by the massive Beirut port explosion, raising fears...

‘End of the world’: Countdown to Beirut’s devastating blast

BEIRUT (AP) — The 10 firefighters who received the call a bit before 6 p.m. — alerting them of a big fire at the...

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Riyadh (AFP) - Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually...

UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni children may starve amid pandemic

CAIRO (AP) — Millions of children could be pushed to the brink of starvation as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across war-torn Yemen amid a...

‘Slipped the net’: Iranian judge’s mysterious death angers activists

Paris (AFP) - The unexplained death of a fugitive Iranian judge, who plunged from a top floor of his hotel in Bucharest last week,...

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