Day: June 7, 2020

Lebanon: Protests rage over economic woes

June 7, 2020

Protesters took to the streets in Lebanon’s capital on Saturday against the government’s inaction over the worsening economic crisis. Thousands gathered in Martyr’s Square in Beirut calling for snap elections. The protesters marched to the Parliament building demanding a change in sectarian political parties that were running the administration. Security forces barricaded the Parliament and […]

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Turkey rescues boat carrying asylum seekers in Aegean

June 7, 2020

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 100 asylum seekers off the Aegean Sea coast of Cannakkale town, security sources said Saturday. The asylum seekers of different nationalities wanted to cross to Mytilene Island of Greece. They were onboard rubber boats that were directed to Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard, said the sources, who […]

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Russia lends support to Hafar’s Libya cease-fire plan

June 7, 2020

Russia on Saturday announced its support for a cease-fire in Libya which was signed by warlord Khalifa Haftar, after his militias faced heavy losses in recent days. “We read the content of the Egyptian President’s offer, of course, we support all kinds of offers to stop the conflicts in Libya as soon as possible,” said […]

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COVID-19: France reports 35 new deaths

June 7, 2020

France on Saturday reported lower fatalities from coronavirus as it marked the 76th D-Day anniversary and the liberation of Europe from the Nazi regime. Due to travel restrictions, visiting the graves of the fallen all over France proved challenging for this year’s World War II commemoration. With 35 more deaths, the fatalities reached 29,142 nationwide, […]

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Tennis: Djokovic unsure about playing in US Open

June 7, 2020

The world’s top men’s tennis player said Saturday he is uncomfortable about attending this year’s US Open, calling “extreme,” coronavirus protocols for the tournament. “The rules that they told us that we would have to respect to be there, to play at all, they are extreme,” Novak Djokovic told Serbian media outlet, Prva TV. The […]

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Libyan army downs UAE drone in Sirte

June 7, 2020

The Libyan army Saturday downed a drone belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which supports militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar. A CAIG Wing Loong type UAV in the “30th Gate” region of Sirte was dropped, according to the government’s Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation. The army earlier Saturday launched a military operation, Path […]

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Libyan oil guards waiting to clear wells from militias

June 7, 2020

An official from the Libya’s Petroleum Facilities Guards announced Saturday it is awaiting orders to clear oil wells from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias. It managed to open the oil connection valve between the El-Sharara oil well in Ubari and the Millite oil complex, Ali az-Zib told the private Libya Panorama TV channel. He said work […]

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Former head of Islamic Jihad dies at hospital

June 7, 2020

The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement on Saturday died in a hospital where he was being treated. The group said Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, 62, succumbed to disease. “We have been witnessing the struggle of the Islamic Jihad Movement since its establishment, and we remember his leadership and national stance with honor and […]

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