Lebanon
Unprovoked Israeli aggression in Syria leaves two civilians dead and seven wounded

Despite Lebanon raising the issue of Israel’s continued violation of its airspace to carry out such attacks inside Syria, no action has been initiated by the UN Security Council so far

Senate probe seeks to charge Jair Bolsonaro as COVID deaths cross 600k and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming senate report on the Brazilian government’s COVID-19 response, the trial of Egyptian officers in the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, and more

One dead, three wounded in an unprovoked Israeli airstrike inside Syria  

Wednesday’s attack was the second such Israeli attack within a week launched from an illegal US military base Al-Tanf inside Syrian territory, Syrian Arab News Agency reported

Lebanon approaches UN after Israeli jets violate its airspace to fire on Syria

The Israeli air force launching several missiles targeting locations in the Syrian capital Damascus and the city of Homs on Thursday night. Syrian air defense claimed that they were able to intercept most of the missiles

Thousands demand justice as Lebanon marks 1 year since Beirut Blast and other stories

We look at protests organized one year since the blasts in Beirut, Lebanon, teachers on a hunger strike in Ecuador & actions in the US

Lebanon’s prime minister designate Saad Hariri resigns after failing to form a government

Lebanon is being run by a caretaker government since August last year when, following the Beirut blasts, prime minister Hasan Diab resigned from his post after only seven months in power

Israeli airstrikes in Syria kill one, injure six others 

In recent years, Israel has attacked Syria with frequent airstrikes, resulting in not only extensive damage to civilian and military infrastructure, but also killing and injuring many civilians and armed forces personnel

France imposes sanctions on Lebanese politicians, blames them for obstructing reforms

French attempts to intervene in Lebanon have increased after the Beirut warehouse blasts last year. It has been in the forefront of alleging widespread corruption and supporting calls for a technocratic government

Press freedom index Middle East-North Africa most dangerous for journalists, says RSF’s 2021 press freedom index

Press freedoms in almost 75% of the 180 countries evaluated in the index have significantly declined. This has been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak which many countries have used as justification for exercising more control over the news media

COVID-19 vaccination for refugees lags in west Asia

Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses

Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space

According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC

Lebanese prime minister Hassan Diab resigns following massive protests

Protests against the government gained momentum after the blasts last week that claimed close to 200 lives and injured 6,000 others. The resignation of Hassan Diab was one of the key demands of the protesters

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