Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis has piled pressure on hospitals, leaving them ill-equipped to face any new wave of the coronavirus, a top hospital director has warned.
A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot during clashes with Israeli soldiers at a protest over illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said yesterday.
In Tunisia’s Mediterranean resort of Sousse, exhausted medics struggle to stem surging coronavirus deaths, desperately monitoring oxygen supplies beside patients’ beds, while on the beach tourists relax in the sun.
A migrant boat carrying 45 people has sunk to the south of Turkey, and Turkish naval ships and an aircraft are carrying out search and rescue operations, the defence ministry said on Friday.
Iran has opened its first oil export terminal that does not require tankers to pass through the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint patrolled by warships of the US, President Hassan Rouhani announced yesterday.
Former UN rights chief Navi Pillay will lead the United Nations’ open-ended inquiry into “systematic” abuses in the Palestinian territories, it was announced yesterday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday citizens have “the right” to demonstrate, after days of protests against water shortages in southwestern Khuzestan province in which three people have been killed. Wealthy Khuzestan is Iran’s main oil-producing region, but has been struggling with an i