Lebanese farmer: Growing cannabis should be legal

Lebanon is considering legalising cannabis. A farmer explains why this could “benefit everyone”. Source link

Israel launches Gaza strikes as soldier dies from gunshot

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fireball rises from Gaza city following an Israeli air strike on Friday Israel has launched a wave of attacks on military targets in the Gaza Strip, after its soldiers came under gunfire at the border. The Israeli military announced that one soldier had died from his wounds, the first […]

Syria conflict: Besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya evacuated

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around 7,000 people have evacuated from the two towns in north-western Syria The evacuation of the last two besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria has been completed, state TV reports. Dozens of buses and ambulances arrived on Wednesday to take 7,000 residents and fighters from Foah and Kefraya to […]

Berlin police seize Lebanese clan’s property empire

Image copyright AFP Image caption The stolen “Big Maple Leaf” in 2010: One of six such Canadian coins Police have seized 77 Berlin properties owned by a Lebanese family suspected of mafia-style crimes, including the theft of a giant gold coin. Three clan members were detained over the coin heist. The Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” […]

Yemeni refugees flee to South Korean holiday island of Jeju

Hundreds of Yemeni refugees have arrived on the resort island of Jeju, off mainland South Korea. Source link

Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria

Image copyright EPA Image caption Experts wore face masks to open the sarcophagus, which released a terrible smell Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years – and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work. Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the […]

Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Netanyahu said the bill’s passing was a “defining moment” Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also […]

Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepening trade ties

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met on a number of occasions to boost ties between the two countries On paper Israel and China are unlikely close trading partners. China, the world’s second-largest country, is the biggest exporter on the planet. While Israel, a […]

Yemen war: What life is like for children in the country

Ramzi is 11 and has become the man of the house after his father was killed in a Saudi airstrike. Source link

Huda Shaarawi: Egyptian feminist who started a revolution

Huda Shaarawi was an Egyptian feminist who removed her veil publicly in a rejection of the harem system which kept girls and women separate from men. Hers is the second story in a new eight-part series, African Women who Changed the World, which aims to shed light on great African women whose stories deserve to […]

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