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EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year
Associated Press
BRUSSELS: The European Union is prolonging for another year its sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and other top political officials, military officers and business people over the regime's continue
Tunisians protest over jobs amid economic downturn
TUNIS: Hundreds of Tunisians protested Thursday in at least seven cities to demand jobs, heaping pressure on a government facing the worse economic crisis in more than 60 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UN seeks $2.4 bln for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
NEW YORK: UN agencies trying to help the millions at risk from the conflict in Yemen are nearly broke, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said Thursday, announcing a drive to raise some $2.4 billion next week to pay for the world big
Six killed in Saudi Arabia in shooting incident
RIYADH: A shootout in a southwestern province in Saudi Arabia that local reports say was sparked by a dispute between two families has killed six people, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

According to the spokesman, Lt. Col. Zayed al-
Jordan's civil servants return to work after two months break
AMMAN: Jordan's public sector employees began a phased return to work on Tuesday, more than two months after they were told to stay at home under a coronavirus lockdown, officials said.

Most of the country
Lebanon: Parliament fails to approve draft general amnesty bill
BEIRUT: Parliament Thursday failed to approve a draft general amnesty law that has been anxiously awaited by Lebanese families of thousands of convicted prisoners.

Speaker Nabih Berri held consultations with former Prime Minister Saad
Lebanon: Cabinet to meet amid tension over power plant row
Hussein Dakroub| The Daily Star
BEIRUT: The Cabinet is set to meet Friday to approve some key administrative appointments amid tensions over the building of a power plant in northern Lebanon that had been voted down by ministers in
Virus cases surpass 200,000 in Gulf states
DUBAI: The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states doubled in less than a month to surpass 200,000 Wednesday, according to a Reuters' tally, at a time the region's two biggest economies move to resume
Russia sent warplanes to back mercenaries in Libya: U.S. military
Agence France Presse
BERLIN: Russia recently sent fighter jets to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for strongman Khalifa Haftar, the U.S. military command for Africa (Africom) said Tuesday, in a major escalation in the

The age of bicycles and internet
Najib Saab
When people went back to work in Geneva recently, breaking weeks of lockdown, they were surprised by unusually crowded roads. They first attributed that to an increase in the use of private cars, to avoid catching v
Citizens of the world, reunite!
Nancy Birdsall
The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a dangerous state of disequilibrium, in which the siren call of populist nationalism and the clear, compelling necessity of global cooperation and collective a
Learning the lessons of the pandemic
Javier Solana
Among its many other effects, the COVID-19 crisis has intensified the pre-existing geopolitical rivalry between China and the United States. This tension has led many to warn of the “Thucydides trap,”
Does corona really benefit the environment?
Najib Saab
I did not agree with my friend, who is a renowned energy expert, that the environment was the only beneficiary of the coronavirus pandemic. On one hand, it is still too early to judge the full scale of implications,
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