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Oil giant Saudi Arabia pledges ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

But the Saudi crown prince gave no details on how the kingdom could retool its vast oil and gas industry.
  • Oct 23, 2021

Bombs planted on military bus in Damascus kill at least 14, in deadliest attack in years

Soon after the attack, a Syrian military artillery barrage killed at least 13 people in the rebel enclave of Idlib.
  • Oct 20, 2021

Just when it seemed Lebanon couldn’t get worse, it did

Blackouts. A collapsing economy. And now a sectarian standoff that threatens to undercut any hope of a way out.
  • Oct 16, 2021

A wary Beirut reels after deadly gun battle raises fears of renewed conflict

The fighting erupted at a rally Hezbollah organized against the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion.
  • Oct 15, 2021

Day-long firefight racks Beirut, evoking memories of Lebanon’s civil war

At least six people were killed in fighting after a Hezbollah demonstration was attacked.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Saudi Arabia promised to stop executions for crimes committed as a juvenile, but has it?

An execution in 2021 calls into question the commitment to reforms meant to end death sentences for crimes committed as a minor.
  • Oct 9, 2021

Syrian president’s uncle allowed to return after decades in exile

Bashar al-Assad allowed his uncle Rifaat al-Assad back into the country after a French court sentenced him to prison and ruled to confiscate his assets. Rifaat was exiled by Bashar’s father in 1984 after leading a failed coup attempt.
  • Oct 8, 2021

Newcastle United sold to Saudi consortium amid concerns about human rights abuses

English Premier League club Newcastle United was sold to a Saudi consortium in a deal that has drawn scrutiny because of alleged human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia.
  • Oct 7, 2021

In the cradle of the Syrian revolution, renewed violence shows reconciliation is still elusive

A months-long siege and bombardment forced tens of thousands from their homes in the restive city of Daraa.
  • Sep 19, 2021

Hezbollah claims responsibility for new rocket fire into Israel, raising fears of escalation

The Israeli army responded to the rocket barrage with artillery fire into southern Lebanon.
  • Aug 6, 2021