Lebanon’s financial prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the head of monetary operations at the central bank amid a widening probe into manipulation of the country’s volatile currency. The arrest of Mazen Hamdan late on Thursday marked the first such move against an official at the increasingly embattled institution since[…]
By Anees Teladia Southern parts of Africa have experienced disastrous weather conditions recently. A cyclone known as Cyclone Idai has ravaged South African neighbouring countries like Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, causing high death tolls and even higher levels of displacement. Accordingly, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has decided to act[…]
European Council President Donald Tusk has issued a stark warning that the European Union had “no more than two months” to tackle the refugee crisis engulfing the 28-nation bloc or else face the collapse of its passport-free Schengen zone. Tusk was speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday[…]
Germany has seen no drop in the number of people arriving and seeking asylum despite EU efforts to confront a migration crisis, the deputy interior minister said on Wednesday, blaming a lack of controls at Europe’s borders. More than a million people fleeing the Middle East and Africa arrived in[…]
OPINION by Chris Doyle – Easing out of 18 months of semi-hibernation, international diplomacy of the last quarter of the year on Syria saw a major surge. What went before would have certainly been in “Trump-speak,” low energy. The reasons for this sudden dynamism are non-Syrian ones. The conflict was[…]
Syrian opposition figures and Gulf commentators dismissed on Wednesday a Russian draft proposal for a process to solve the Syrian crisis, saying Moscow’s aim was to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power and marginalize dissenting voices. A draft document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday showed Moscow would like Damascus and[…]
European leaders agreed to cooperate to manage migrants crossing the Balkans but offered no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to take more lives as winter sets in and to set Europe’s nations against one another. Meeting in Brussels as another woman and two children died at sea off[…]
Sweden said on Thursday it expected up to 190,000 migrants this year, putting unprecedented strain on a country famous for welcoming refugees but planning to house many in tents this winter. On the opposite pole of the angry debate on the migration crisis, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged European[…]
A German politician has been seriously wounded in a knife attack police suspect was linked to her work dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis. An official for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party (CPD) told Al Jazeera that Henriette Reker was attacked in Cologne while campaigning for the city’s[…]
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