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  • Migrant boat sinks off Tunisia, 21 dead, 3 survivors found

    Author: AParticle author: APID: 1618585947652190300Fri, 2021-04-16 14:39 TUNIS, Tunisia: Tunisian authorities said they recovered the bodies of 21 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, including nine women and a baby, whose boat sank Friday off the central port city of Sfax. The cause of the sinking was unclear. Commander Housemeddine Jebabli, of the National Guard, told The Associated Press there were only three survivors, who were rescued by the coast guard with the help of civil protection divers. Jebabli said that authorities are continuing to search the area of the sinking, as there are indications that 17 people could be missing.Main category: Middle-EastTags: TunisiamigrantsSfax

  • With food and fuel, Hezbollah braces for the worst in Lebanon collapse

    article author: ReutersAuthor: ReutersID: 1618582961521941800Fri, 2021-04-16 12:59 BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Hezbollah has made preparations for an all-out collapse of the fracturing state, issuing ration cards for food, importing medicine and readying storage for fuel from its patron Iran, three sources familiar with the plans told Reuters. The moves, responding to a grave economic crisis, would mark an expansion of services provided by the armed movement to its large Shiite support base, with a network that already boasts charities, a construction firm and a pension system.Main category: Middle-East

  • Paphos summit: Israel will do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop Iran on nuclear front

    article author: ReutersFri, 2021-04-16 17:37 PAPHOS: Israel will do “whatever it takes” to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons, foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Friday. Speaking after a summit with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts and a senior representative from the UAE in Paphos, Cyprus, Ashkenazi said discussions centered around possibilities for building on prosperity and stability in the region.Main category: WorldTags: IsraelUAEGreeceCyprus