Syria braces for economic devastation as the US rolls out new sanctions on Assad

Syria braces for economic devastation as the US rolls out new sanctions on Assad

On Wednesday the US State Department and Treasury Department released 39 targets for sanctions, including Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad, marking “the beginning of what will be a sustained campaign of economic and political pressure to deny…

Israel had the coronavirus under control. What happened?

كانت إسرائيل تسيطر على الفيروس التاجي. ماذا حدث؟

With early travel restrictions and sweeping closures, the Startup Nation had largely contained the spread of Covid-19, recording a mortality rate that was far better than many countries in the Western world. As coronavirus tore across the United…

75% of Lebanon needs aid after coronavirus, and hungry protesters are back on the streets

75٪ من لبنان بحاجة إلى المساعدة بعد الإصابة بالفيروس التاجي ، وعاد المتظاهرون الجائعون إلى الشوارع

Since a popular uprising gripped the country late in 2019, its currency has dropped and it defaulted on its debt for the first time. Now, after nearly two months of lockdown, food prices are soaring and the Lebanese…

Abu Dhabi bets on virtual events to revive tourism

تراهن أبو ظبي على الأحداث الافتراضية لإحياء السياحة

“It’s more connecting in some ways, because you get an immediate response or critique while performing,” says Rogers. Rogers has run Rooftop Rhythms, an organization that hosts open mic poetry nights in Abu Dhabi, since 2012. When the…

Keeping shoppers safe at one of the world’s busiest malls

الحفاظ على سلامة المتسوقين في أحد مراكز التسوق الأكثر ازدحامًا في العالم

The mall, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s biggest, was shuttered on March 25, along with all others in the United Arab Emirates, as authorities battled to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Many of its…

Benjamin Netanyahu trial on corruption charges underway in Jerusalem

محاكمة بنيامين نتنياهو بتهم الفساد الجارية في القدس

In the most serious case, Netanyahu is accused of advancing regulatory benefits worth more than 1 billion shekels (more than $283 million) in favor a telecommunications company controlled by a millionaire friend, prosecutors say. In exchange, Netanyahu received…

Libya: UN says at least eight mass graves have been reported found

Libya: UN says at least eight mass graves have been reported found

In a tweet, the UNSMIL expressed “horror” over “reports on the discovery of at least eight mass graves in past days, the majority of them in Tarhuna.” Last week, Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) announced control…