Syrian refugees sit together in a tent at the Lebanese border town of Arsal. File/Reuters
Tunisia, the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, and Lebanon, a quasi-democracy where a political revolt was launched in October 2019, now face economic protests driven by coronavirus restrictions.
School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have left nearly 1.6 billion children and youth out of school around the world, while the cascading economic impacts are anticipated to force millions more to drop out.
While we are stuck at home about to start our Christmas shopping, cyber week sales will entice many of us to scroll for the best sale prices. This year, Black Friday will, at the time of writing, not involve the familiar images of customers
The meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Beirut is a reassurance to crisis-ridden Lebanon that it has the trust, and support of the Arab countries, and that it is an integral part of the Arab world.
EU-mediated US-Iran talks in Doha ended a week ago with each side blaming the other for failing to achieve a breakthrough in deadlocked negotiations over rescuing the 2015 agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for lifting sanctions. Determined to keep on life support the moribund deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell convened the Doha round following consultations with both the US and Iran.
This refers to the report ‘Congress will work to unite India,’ (July 3, Gulf Today). Before uniting India, it is imperative on Rahul to unite party workers. Leaders are leaving the party, losing power from state after state.
Although I am an Indian ex-pat raised in UAE all my life, I blend a lot with mostly Europeans let it be of any age or any gender so having asked some of the naughty teens who hail from the US and UK about their plans for the holidays they were revelry time already hinting me. “it’s fun time,” “party time mate.”