• Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation

    Explosion in Beirut adds suffering to Lebanon’s dire situation

    • Aug 5, 2020

    Hospitals in the Lebanese capital are overwhelmed with those suffering injuries from a massive explosion in Beirut’s port, causing widespread damage the city and rocking the tiny Mediterranean nation already devastated by the coronavirus and its worst financial crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

  • Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis

    Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis

    • Aug 4, 2020

    Six years after Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused government leaders and the United Nations on Monday of failing to bring the extremists responsible for the genocide to justice.

  • Egypt executes 7 convicted of killing police officer

    Egypt executes 7 convicted of killing police officer

    • Jul 30, 2020

    Egypt executed seven people convicted of killing a police officer in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, after a trial that was “marred by serious allegations of torture,” an international rights groups said Wednesday.