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Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisis
World

Sri Lanka’s prime minister resigns amid protests over economic crisis

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, following weeks of protests against his…
Sri Lanka sends troops to fuel stations amid worsening economic crisis
World

Sri Lanka sends troops to fuel stations amid worsening economic crisis

Sri Lanka posted soldiers at hundreds of state-run gas stations on Tuesday to help distribute fuel after a sudden rise…
Egyptian aid ship leaves Damietta port for Lebanon
Egypt

Egyptian aid ship leaves Damietta port for Lebanon

An Egyptian aid ship left the port of Damietta, on Friday to Lebanon upon orders from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah…
In north Iraq, Chinese language school projects soft power
Middle East

In north Iraq, Chinese language school projects soft power

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In a classroom in northern Iraq, Zhiwei Hu presides over his students as a conductor would…
Second group of Iraqis return after failed Europe gamble
Middle East

Second group of Iraqis return after failed Europe gamble

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Defeated but somewhat relieved, a second group of Iraqis returned home to northern Iraq on Friday…
Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock
Middle East

Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday over what he called “key differences” with the president,…
Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis
Middle East

Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday giving hundreds of thousands of civil servants and…
Qatar to provide food aid for Lebanese soldiers amid economic crisis
Middle East

Qatar to provide food aid for Lebanese soldiers amid economic crisis

DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) – Qatar will provide the Lebanese armed forces with 70 tonnes of food a month, the…
Economic crisis, severe shortages make Lebanon ‘unlivable’
Middle East

Economic crisis, severe shortages make Lebanon ‘unlivable’

BEIRUT (AP) — Ibrahim Arab waits in line several hours a day in the hot summer sun to buy gas…
Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up
Middle East

Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up

BEIRUT (AP) — Shops closing, companies going bankrupt and pharmacies with shelves emptying — in Lebanon these days, fistfights erupt…
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