Syrian official says so far, 77 dead in migrant boat sinking

ARIDA BORDER CROSSING, Lebanon (AP) – At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said Friday, amid fears the death toll could be much higher. The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have … Read more

At least 77 migrants died after a boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern … Read more

At least 77 migrants died after a boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern … Read more

Maritime gas dispute risks conflict between Lebanon and Israel Oil and Gas News

Beirut, Lebanon – Karish is a relatively small untapped gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, but its location between Israel and Lebanon means that it could lead to a new conflict between the two neighbors. While Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun said on Monday that United States-brokered negotiations over the exploration of Karish had reached … Read more

In parts of the Mideast, power generators spew toxic fumes 24/7

BEIRUT (AP) – They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, hospital courtyards and rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, spewing hazardous fumes into homes and businesses 24 hours a day. As the world looks for renewable energy to tackle climate change, millions of people around the … Read more