Lebanon, Israel closer to deal in maritime border dispute

Lebanon, Israel closer to deal in maritime border dispute

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Beirut

Lebanon and Israel are getting closer to reaching a deal in a more than a decade-old maritime border dispute between the two neighbors, a US Envoy and Lebanese officials said Monday. Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel's creation in 1948 and both countries claim some 860 square...

Pope to visit Kazakhstan next month, may meet Russia patriarch

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Rome

The Vatican confirmed on Monday that Pope Francis will travel next month to Kazakhstan, where he could meet with Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, who has justified Moscow's war in Ukraine. Francis, 85, will attend an interfaith conference in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, from September 13-15, the...

Fuel tanker truck catches fire in Libya; 9 dead, 76 injured

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Cairo

A fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded on Monday in central Libya, killing at least nine people and injuring 76 others, health authorities said. The incident took place in the central town of Bent Bayya when the tanker truck overturned before catching fire and exploding, the state-run Libya News agency...

1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves port of Odesa

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | AP | Kyiv

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain set out Monday from the port of Odesa under an internationally brokered deal to unblock the embattled country's agricultural exports and ease a growing global food crisis. The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni sounded its horn as it slowly departed with over 26,000 tons of...

SC extends overseas travel ban on Rajapaksa brothers till Aug 4

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Monday extended until August 4 the overseas travel ban on former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his younger brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa, who are widely blamed for the current economic crisis in the island nation. A five judge bench of the Supreme Court...

Lanka’s Tamil party supports Prez call to form national Govt

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka's main Tamil minority party TNA on Monday announced that it will support President Ranil Wickremesinghe's efforts to form an all-party national government to help the bankrupt country to recover from the worst economic crisis. R Sampanthan, a veteran Tamil political leader, told reporters that the move to form an...

Lankan Prez believes ‘not right time’ for Gotabaya to return

Tuesday, 02 August 2022 | PTI | Colombo

It is not the right time for Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka as his presence here could inflame political tensions in the country which is grappling with the worst economic crisis in history, his successor Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Wickremesinghe was elected as the president through a parliamentary vote...

China says remains of rocket booster fall to Earth

Monday, 01 August 2022 | AP | Beijing

Debris from a rocket that boosted part of China's new space station into orbit fell into the sea in the Philippines on Sunday, the Chinese government announced. Most of the final stage of the Long March-5B rocket burned up after entering the atmosphere at 12:55 a.M., the China Manned Space Agency...

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