Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Migrant boat tragedy sheds light on poverty in the north At least 95 die in ill-fated voyage More attempted sailings point to mounting desperation Tragedy underscores mounting poverty in northern Lebanon TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 25 (Reuters) – In the city from which Lebanon’s richest politicians hail, the poorest residents once again mourn their dead. Among … Read more

On the run, Lebanese woman who stole her own savings says she’s not the criminal

Sali Hafiz who held up Beirut bank decrees ‘country of mafias’ Hafiz on the run after taking savings for cancer treatment Growing number of depositors hold up Lebanese banks BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON Sept 21 (Reuters) – On the run from authorities after forcing a bank to release her family savings at gunpoint to treat her … Read more

Protests flare across Iran in violent unrest over woman’s death

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Supreme leader’s representative vows to follow up the case Mahsa Amini died after being detained by morality police Death sparks angry protests around Iran, including the capital DUBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday and authorities said … Read more

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings have soared to record highs, US President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly pressuring Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven US and three Mexican officials said. US Secretary … Read more

In the liberated Ukrainian town, locals sob with relief, relate harrowing accounts

BALAKLIIA, Ukraine, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The guns had gone quiet after three days of fighting in the battle-scarred northeastern Ukrainian town of Balakliia, but Mariya Tymofiyeva said it was only when she saw Ukrainian soldiers that it hit her that over six months of Russian occupation had ended. “I was walking away… when I … Read more

Swedish election puts anti-immigration Sweden Democrats center stage

Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson delivers a speech at the Moderate party election watch at the Clarion Sign Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2022.TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right wing in slim lead in parliamentary elections Sweden Democrat gains give edge to right Moderates … Read more

West weighs contentious anti-China move as UN rights council opens

A giant screen shows news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, at a shopping center, in Beijing, China, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Western countries face a dilemma as the UN Human Rights Council opens … Read more