Lebanon, a small Middle East country mired in tragedies

World Aug 5, 2020

Lebanon, a small Middle East country mired in tragedies

Lebanon, a small multiconfessional country which endured a devastating 15-year civil war, has often been caught in the crossfire of regional conflicts. The tragic explosions at the Beirut port on Tuesday struck with the country mired in its worst economic crisis for decades, marked by ...

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

World / Social Issues Jul 30, 2020

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

A second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping the Israeli-occupied West Bank is fueling fears of a surge in overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps where social distancing is next to impossible. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Palestinian Authority quickly imposed a lockdown ...

Iran moves U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up to mouth of Gulf

World Jul 27, 2020

Iran moves U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up to mouth of Gulf

Iran has moved a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, satellite images show, suggesting it will use the look-alike vessel for target practice in war games in a Gulf shipping channel vital to world oil exports. The use of dummy American ...