The security forces have succeeded in opening all the blocked roads across Lebanon, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent. Earlier in the south, demonstrators blocked the main entrance to Nabatieh's vehicle registration department and demanded it be shut down, reported the NNA. Employees and demonstrators clashed when the employees refused to disrupt the business and interests of the citizens.
- Al Jazeera
More than 600 poor Pakistani girls and women were sold as brides to Chinese men over a period of nearly two years, according to investigations by authorities in the South Asian nation of 200 million people. A list of 629 girls and women, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country's poor and vulnerable. The list gives the most concrete figure yet for the number of women caught up in the trafficking schemes since 2018. More: UK truck deaths shine spotlight on human trafficking Belgian police find Syrians, Sudanese alive in refrigerated lorry How Vietnam is still a hotbed of people traffickers But since
ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced growing anger on Thursday over Turkey's “sea grab” in the Mediterranean. Ankara signed a maritime border agreement last month with the Libyan government in Tripoli that gives Turkey control over a vast area of sea stretching from its southern coast to North Africa. The Turkish Parliament approved the deal last night. The agreement gives Turkey lucrative rights to drill for oil and gas in areas that include the island of Crete's territorial waters. Ankara says such islands are not entitled to territorial waters. The deal has infuriated Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, who dismissed it as “illegal.” Cyprus petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
US President Donald Trump has called Justin Trudeau "two-faced" over a video in which the Canadian leader appears to mock him at a meeting of Nato leaders. Footage showed Mr Trudeau, UK PM Boris Johnson and French leader Emmanuel Macron discussing an impromptu press conference held by Mr Trump. Nato leaders agreed a statement of unity but the 70th anniversary meeting held near London also saw several rows. Mr Trump cancelled a press conference planned for after the summit. He told reporters: "We'll go directly back. I think we've done plenty of news conferences." What was in the video? The brief video posted on Twitter by Canada's public broadcaster, CBC, showed Mr Trudeau chatting with a group
- Egypt Independent
CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian journalist Amjad Yaghi was just nine years old when his mother left the Gaza Strip on what should have been a short trip to Egypt for medical treatment. But until a joyful reunion this week, they did not see each other again for 20 years. After leaving Gaza in 1999, Yaghi's mother, Nevine Zouheir, could not return to Gaza because of spinal disc pain for which she needs surgery. Despite 14 attempts to go to see her, Yaghi was unable to get out of Gaza after the militant group Hamas took control of the territory in 2007 and Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade that included travel restrictions. Though he was invited to attend several conferences abroad, he received
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Al-Wakrah, Qatar- Saudi Arabia have defeated hosts Qatar 1-0 to set up a showdown against Bahrain in the final of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. Forward Abdullah Alhamddan scored the match's only goal when he powered home a header in the 28th minute. Despite creating a host of chances, Qatar's Maroons were unable to find the back of the net and keep their title hopes alive. Earlier on Thursday, Bahrain also booked their place in Sunday's final after a nail-biting win on penalties against three-time winners Iraq. Qatar and Iraq will vie for the third place at the biennial regional football tournament.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the US was rapidly developing its military forces for potential operations in space and that Washington openly viewed space as a potential theater of war. Putin, who was speaking in the Black Sea city of Sochi in southern Russia, said that Moscow categorically opposed the militarization of space but that the US moves meant Russia had to further develop its own space sector. Last Update: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 KSA 18:09 - GMT 15:09