Pope Francis on Wednesday called the bombing of a crowded shopping centre in the city of Kremenchuk the latest in string of “barbarous attacks” against Ukraine.
Ukraine said at least 18 people were killed and about 60 injured on Monday by a Russian missile strike. Russia’s defence ministry said it had hit a legitimate military target in the city, and that the shopping centre was not in use.
A poisonous gas leak in Jordan’s southern port city of Aqaba on Monday killed at least 13 people and injured some 250, authorities said.
Video carried by state-run media outlets showed a crane hoisting a large tanker from a truck and then dropping it on the deck of a ship, causing an explosion of yellow smoke and sending dock workers racing away.
There were no reports of injuries or contamination in Eilat.
Speaking at the camp near a small hill town 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Albania’s capital, Tirana, Pence harshly denounced Tehran for brutality, poverty and corruption.
Pence said the election of President Ebrahim Raisi, whom he called “a brutal mass murderer responsible for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners,” was “intended to quash internal dissent and intimidate the people of Iran into remaining silent.”
Pence urged the Biden administration “to immediately withdraw from all nuclear negotiations with Tehran, voice support for the organized opposition in Iran, and make it clear that America and our allies will never permit the regime in Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon.”
Najib Mikati, chosen Thursday to remain as Lebanese prime minister, faces the difficult task of forming a new government and slowing the country’s collapse until the election of a new president in October, analysts said.
Lebanon has been holding talks with the IMF, but only in April reached a staff-level agreement on an economic reform plan that could unlock around $3 billion of funding over several years. However, the program is contingent on Lebanon undertaking several critical reforms and on IMF management and executive board approval.
A several media outlets warned that eating two portions of fish a week increases the risk of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
The coverage was based on a recent study, analysing data from 500,000 subjects that were followed over an average of 15 years. The study reports a positive association between higher intakes of fish, tuna and non-fried fish and risk of malignant melanoma.
Although ‘’food frequency’’ questionnaires are a validated way of assessing diets, the estimates of fish intake may be inaccurate as they rely on people’s ability to calculate their own food intake.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman, during which the Jordanian King stressed the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia, led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in supporting the region’s causes.
During the visit, the two leaders will discuss a number of regional and international issues and the strengthening of relations in various fields.
King Abdullah also bestowed upon the Saudi Crown Prince the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali, which is the highest order of Jordan, embodying the close ties between the two countries.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday said Lebanon was ready to expel Syrian refugees living in the country if the international community does not work to repatriate them.
Lebanon, grappling with its worst-ever economic crisis, has the world’s highest proportion of refugees in its population, with the government estimating that Syrians account for almost a quarter of its more than six million residents.
Mikati’s statement follows similar remarks made in May by social affairs minister Hector Hajjar, who said that Lebanon could no longer afford to host such a large refugee population.