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Spanish health workers protests amid second virus wave

Although Spain is avoiding another nationwide lockdown for now, the threat of hospital overloads triggering lockdowns looms heavy, particularly in Madrid. Members of Spain’s hospitality sector protested Wednesday to draw attention to the precarious position it finds itself in during the second wave of

Fire erupts in blast-hit Beirut port area

A huge fire broke out in Lebanon’s Beirut port on Thursday five weeks after a massive explosion. A store of oil and tyres at Beirut port burst into flames on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of injuries, a little more than a

Dozens of irregular migrants stranded in Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is the most preferred route by migrants from Africa, mostly from Libya, who are trying to cross Europe through Italy and Malta. Dozens of irregular migrants have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta’s search and rescue zone for over 30

Israel strikes Syrian army positions in retaliatory attack

The strike came a few hours after the Israeli military said blasts were heard from the Syrian-held area of the Golan Heights. The Israeli military on Friday said its helicopters struck Syrian army targets in response to mortars fired toward the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Assad regime charges outgoing travellers

Syrian regime forces demand $100 virus test to leave the country. Under the pressure of a recent economic crisis and sanctions, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime on Friday began charging outgoing travelers the equivalent of $100 for coronavirus tests. SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SLAMMED THE DECISION

Iran slams US plane interception over plane harassment

The Beirut-bound flight of Iran’s privately-owned commercial airline Mahan Air was intercepted by two US F-15 planes in Syrian airspace late on Thursday. Iran has registered its protest with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over the interception of an Iranian passenger plane by

UK, US accuse Russia of testing space weapon

This is the first time the UK has accused Russia of test-firing weapons in space and comes on the heels of the publication of a UK report saying it had badly underestimated the threat posed by Russia. The US and Britain have accused Russia

Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison

District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ordered the release from prison of Cohen, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election. A federal judge in New York ordered Thursday Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former

Italian FM, NATO chief discuss development in Eastern Med

Italy’s foreign minister, NATO secretary-general discuss recent developments in the region. Italy’s foreign minister on Thursday spoke over the phone with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. NATO SEA GUARDIAN MISSION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Regarding Eastern Mediterranean, according to

UN sends 9 more aid trucks to Idlib, Syria

Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between Turkey and Russia. The UN on Wednesday sent nine truckloads of humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria where millions of people are in need of assistance due to internal conflict. AID WILL BE DISTRIBUTED