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Egyptians Largely Follow Law on Wearing Masks, Some Worry about Cost

Egyptians Largely Follow Law on Wearing Masks, Some Worry about Cost

Most Egyptians appear to be following a new law that says they must wear face masks in public, the latest move by the authorities to slow the spread of the coronavirus as reported cases rise. The law, which came into effect on Saturday, adds to measures including closing airports to international

Lebanese Food Aid Drive Underlines Pain of Economic Collapse

Lebanese Food Aid Drive Underlines Pain of Economic Collapse

As Lebanon’s debilitating economic crisis drags on, Lebanese whose living standards have plunged are relying more and more on a growing support system of charities and private initiatives to fend off hunger. The financial crisis that came to a head last year has inflicted mounting hardship on Leb

Rai Says Lebanon Must Be Defended by State Leadership, Army

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai voiced his rejection of “turning the process of improving the Lebanese system into an excuse to destroy Lebanon.” “The peculiarity of the civil state in Lebanon is its democratic system and its full loyalty to the homeland.

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Autistic Palestinian Shot by Israeli Police

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Autistic Palestinian Shot by Israeli Police

Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Sunday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by Israeli police in an incident for which Israel’s new defense minister later apologized. A police spokesman had said officers killed a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem’s Old City

Lebanon Must Turn Reform Ideas into Reality, US Ambassador Says

Lebanon Must Turn Reform Ideas into Reality, US Ambassador Says

The Lebanese government must turn its reform ideas into reality and take concrete steps to win international support, the US ambassador said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Dorothy Shea also told OTV it was a mistake to scapegoat any one person or institution for Lebanon’s economic collapse

Lebanon Reports One New Virus Death, 29 Cases

Lebanon Reports One New Virus Death, 29 Cases

Lebanon on Sunday reported one death caused by the COVID-19 disease and 29 new infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,220. The new death increased the number of people that have died from complications caused by the disease to 27. The Health Ministry sai

Israeli Defense Minister Apologizes for Palestinian's Death

Israeli Defense Minister Apologizes for Palestinian's Death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for the Israeli police's deadly shooting of an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man. The shooting of Iyad Halak, 32, in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli secu

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