On Tuesday a report released by Human Rights Watch concluded there was strong evidence to suggest some Lebanese officials knew about and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there on Aug. 4 last year.
The explosion, caused by the chemicals stored unsafely at the port for years, killed more than 200 people, injured thousands and destroyed swathes of Lebanon’s capital.
The report by the international rights watchdog contained over 700 pages of findings and documents. Its investigation also concluded there was evidence that multiple Lebanese authorities were criminally negligent under Lebanese law.
HRW based its report on official documents it reviewed and on multiple interviews with top officials including the president, the caretaker prime minister and the head of the country’s state security.
On Monday Iran reported more than 37,000 new coronavirus infections, the country’s single-day record so far in the pandemic, state media reported.
State TV said health workers registered 37,189 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday — surpassing the previous daily record of 34,951 infections reported on Tuesday. Also, there were 411 deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll in the pandemic to 91,407 — the highest in the Middle East.
The new surge has been fueled by the contagious delta variant, and Iranian authorities say less than 40 percent of the population follows measures such as wearing face masks and social distancing. Iranian health officials have regularly warned that hospitals in the capital, Tehran, and other major cities are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
The Revelation of Washington Examiner website a week ago about the US State Department has opened an investigation into an Israeli government report that Qatar provided material funding to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which the United States classifies as a terrorist organization.
In this view, Iran and Qatar's suspicious relationship over the years could harm the nation, according to that US officials “Us is considering imposing sanctions on Iran to prevent it from using drones and missiles. This is part of a comprehensive approach, so we are dealing with all aspects of the Iranian threat,”
On July 29 Wall Street…
Muslim Brotherhood is expanding not only in Arab but also in Western countries in order to stop Muslim Brotherhood Arab governments to open a judicial investigation into those who finance Brotherhood branches, associations, groups, and armed and terrorist factions in Arab countries Investigations must be opened to expose their plans.
Evidence shows that Qatar is financing the terrorist group over the years and the first funder of Muslim Brotherhood groups through Qatar banks and charitable organizations that were exposed in Britain.
A strong investigation must do to eliminate the terrorist organization and to stop their plans.
According to the Wall Street Journal the Biden administration is planning a sanctions campaign against Iran’s growing precision drone and missile strike capability.
Officials are concerned that Iran’s missile and drone program — administered exclusively by the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) — represents a more immediate danger to US allies and Middle East stability than Iran’s nuclear enrichment and ballistic missile programs.
While some elements of Iran’s missile program have already been sanctioned, the new measures will cast a wider net by targeting its procurement networks, such as part-providers.
The Jewish co-founders of American ice cream-maker Ben & Jerry’s have given their “unequivocal” backing to the company over its “brave” decision to stop selling products in the occupied West Bank.
The move comes amid a backlash against the Vermont firm, with the Israeli government putting pressure on its parent company, Unilever, and the chair of the board of Ben & Jerry’s forced to deny accusations of antisemitism.
Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who set up the company in 1978, wrote in an article for The New York Times: “We are the founders of Ben & Jerry’s. We are also proud…
The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a proud Israeli, hoped her choice would set an example of generosity in a land of perpetual conflict. She was spurred by memories of her late grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, who told her to live meaningfully, and by Jewish tradition, which holds that there’s no higher duty than saving a life.
So Segal contacted a group that links donors and recipients, launching a nine-month process to transfer her kidney to someone who needed one.
That someone turned out to be a 3-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip.
“You don’t know me, but soon we’ll be very…
On Tuesday Human Rights Watch accused the Israeli military of carrying attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war against the Hamas militant group in May.
The international human rights organization issued its conclusions after investigating three Israeli airstrikes that it said killed 62 Palestinian civilians. It said “there were no evident military targets in the vicinity” of the attacks.
The report also accused Palestinian militants of apparent war crimes by launching over 4,000 unguided rockets and mortars at Israeli population centers. Such attacks, it said, violate “the prohibition against deliberate or indiscriminate attacks against civilians.”
The report, however, focused on Israeli actions during the fighting, and the group said it would issue a separate report on the actions of Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in August.
The first week of July President of France Emmanuel Macron received a long letter signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Qassim bin Mohammed al-Thani. In the letter, he accuses Qatari Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri of misusing and mismanaging the wealth of Qatar for his own profit. He also pointed out that the General used France as a refuge to commit criminal acts with regard to international justice.
The letter urges the French court to critically analyse the situation and expedite an investigation into all investments and acquisitions in France whose beneficiaries…
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has caught the public’s attention after being filmed cycling around various locations during the Eid holiday.
Three videos of the leader riding and talking to citizens have gone viral online in the past few days.
His public cycling tours have become a tradition, beginning in 2014 during his bid for the presidency.
During his latest tour, he met an Egyptian family to learn about their quality of life and listen to their demands.
While cycling on Friday in New Alamein, El-Sisi also talked to one of the military security officers accompanying him, a man named Ayman from Menoufia Governorate. El-Sisi asked him about his job, which he maintained while studying.
“Do you need anything, Ayman? I’m like your father, no need to be shy,” the president told him.
I was born to do exactly what I’m doing today!!!