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Syrians in Lebanon vote for president

Syrians in Lebanon vote for president

Hundreds of Syrians living in Lebanon have queued outside Syria embassy near Beirut to cast their ballots ahead of the country’s presidential election. Expatriates lined up on Thursday outside the Syrian embassy in the town of Yarze, southeast of Beirut, as voting extended for a second day in Lebanon. On Wednesday, clashes erupted between voters [&hellip

UN concerned over Lebanon deadlock

UN concerned over Lebanon deadlock

The United Nations Security Council has expressed concern over the failure of the Lebanese parliament to elect a new president for the country. “The Council urges the Parliament to uphold Lebanon’s longstanding democratic tradition and to work to ensure that presidential elections take place as soon as possible and without external interference,” the Security Council [&hellip

Man Utd mourn Glazer

Man Utd mourn Glazer

Malcolm Glazer, the man who led the controversial takeover of Manchester United in 2005, has died at the age of 85. Since Glazer bought United for £790 million, the club has won five Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League title. It is understood Glazer’s death will not have any significant effect [&hellip

Chronic sleep loss increases obesity

Chronic sleep loss increases obesity

Chronic sleep loss during infancy and early childhood could lead to excessive weight in later years, a new research has unraveled. Some 1046 children in Massachusetts were studied with focusing on several factors, according to the study report conducted by the researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). They collected data by doing interviews with [&hellip

Bus drivers continue strike in Brazil

Bus drivers continue strike in Brazil

Bus drivers demanding higher wages and better benefits have continued a partial strike in four Brazilian cities, including two host cities of the World Cup, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. Commuters experienced delays in both cities on Wednesday as about a third of bus drivers refused to work. The ongoing strike was organized by a [&hellip

Bahrain justice system criminal: HRW

Bahrain justice system criminal: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has blasted the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain for its severe punishment of peaceful protesters while granting immunity to abusive authorities. In its latest report on Bahrain, the HRW on Wednesday lashed out at the Manama regime’s justice system, describing it as “criminal” and censuring its “failure to deliver basic accountability [&hellip

Sisi campaign declares victory in vote

Sisi campaign declares victory in vote

Egypt’s former military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the majority of the votes in the country’s presidential election, according to results announced by his campaign. Sisi’s campaign said early Thursday that the former military chief has won a landslide victory with more than 92 percent of the votes over his sole opponent Hamdeen Sabahi, [&hellip

France expels migrants from camps

France expels migrants from camps

French police have begun expelling hundreds of migrants from three campsites in the northern port city of Calais despite opposition from rights groups. Police started expelling some 650 migrants from the camps on Wednesday following an announcement by Calais authorities a week earlier. The authorities said the decision to evict the campsites came on the [&hellip

US pledges more aid to Syrian militants

US pledges more aid to Syrian militants

US President Barack Obama has vowed to increase assistance for the foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government and people. In the commencement address at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York, on Wednesday, Obama said he will work with Congress to “ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer [&hellip

Ex-Libya general resumes airstrikes

Ex-Libya general resumes airstrikes

Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has resumed airstrikes on the restive city of Benghazi. A military jet carried out multiple raids against a militia camp in Benghazi on Wednesday. “Air raids targeted a camp of the February 17 Martyrs Brigades, hitting it with two missiles,” Ahmed al-Jazaoui, a militiaman, said. The aerial attacks were reportedly [&hellip