Myanmar has been in turmoil since the generals ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, triggering mass protests demanding a return to democracy. The country has seen widespread bloodshed since then as soldiers and police have embarked on a rampage.
Yemen experienced several civil wars and military interventions in the past, none has had consequences as disastrous as the ongoing war. According to the United Nations, since 2015, the war has caused “over 233,000 deaths, including 131,000 from indirect causes such as lack of food, health services and infrastructure”.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows as people stopped moving around the world to stem the spread of the virus.
Despite the steady flow of war reports from the Defence Ministry of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), there is no indication that the Sahrawis have made even the slightest advance in their plan to achieve sovereignty.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of journalist and activist Jamal Khashoggi, who was barbarously murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul in 2018, has made a public plea to punish the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman.
Mr. Trong, who emerged on top in a power struggle at the last congress in 2016 and has spearheaded a “blazing furnace” crackdown on corruption in the last five years, was granted an exception to party rules which say people over the age of 65 should retire.
Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations as the country is trying to stem a rapid rise in infections and calm tensions after a week of protests and rioting over economic troubles. New clashes between protesters and police broke out Saturday hours after the new virus restrictions were announced.
Tel Aviv, Israel’s second-largest city, is situated on the Mediterranean coast. It is known as a youthful, international city with a thriving nightlife.
The landmark treaty, a Council of Europe accord that was signed by 45 countries and the European Union, was designed to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. In 2012, Turkey became the first country to ratify the convention, named after its largest city Istanbul where the treaty was forged.
Saudi Arabia has decided to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar, ending more than three years of isolation of the latter from the Persian Gulf states.