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World Apr 17Poorer nations face bigger risk in easing virus restrictions
Countries are considering how to ease coronavirus restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving businesses and daily life. For developing nations in the Middle East and Africa, there is little room for any miscalculation.
World Mar 15Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact
In a world gripped by a pandemic, global unrest and a fast-moving news cycle, it can be difficult to remember that the war in Syria is still happening. But as the war enters its tenth year, the conflict that gave…
World Feb 27Lebanon begins ‘historic’ offshore oil drilling amid financial crisis
Lebanon's president Thursday inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas.
World Feb 19Syria’s Aleppo airport resumes flights amid nearby offensive
The flight carrying Syrian officials and journalists was a symbolic message from President Bashar Assad's government, days after its forces consolidated control over the northwestern province of Aleppo and seized the last segments of the strategic M5 highway linking Aleppo…
World Feb 14Freezing temperatures in Syria’s Idlib province compounds crisis
Sub-zero temperatures and increased snowfall are further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Syria, where more than a quarter of a million people have been displaced in the past four days, the United Nations said.
World Jan 05New risks loom as thousands mourn Iran general killed by US
Hundreds of thousands flooded streets Sunday in Iran to walk alongside a casket carrying the remains of a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, a slaying one Iranian official suggested would see Tehran break further out…
World Jan 05Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after U.S. kills general
Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.
World Jan 05Hezbollah vows to end U.S. military presence in region
Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. military “will pay the price” for the U.S. drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq Friday.
World Jan 03Iran vows a ‘harsh’ response to U.S. killing of top general
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after the airstrike.
World Jan 02U.S. kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike
The officials said the strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.