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UN Human Rights Dismayed at Libya’s Detention Facilities

The UN human rights chief on Tuesday expressed dismay at a spike in the number of migrants held in horrific conditions at detention facilities in Libya, saying the European Unions support for Libyan Coast Guard intercepting and returning migrants in the Mediterranean was inhuman. “The suffering of migrants detained in Libya is an outrage to […]

Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon. FILE PHOTO: Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed […]

Saudi Arabia Is Set to Become a Bigger Commodities Player

Saudi Arabia is on its way to becoming a meaningful influence on global commodity prices.  It doesn’t produce a broad array of raw materials like the U.S. or China, and it’s not a consumer on the scale of its neighbor, the United Arab Emirates. Yet the economic and political developments in the kingdom have bullish […]

Trump’s Asia trip was hardly the success he says it was

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. All things considered, President Trump’s lengthy five-country trip to Asia was not the total fiasco some feared it could be. The president had a chummy […]

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes State TV, Airport in Move to ‘Pacify’ Political Leadership

Zimbabwe’s military seized control of state television and the international airport and launched operations to subdue what it called the country’s “degenerating” political establishment, even as it denied it was ousting longtime leader President Robert Mugabe. After a night in the capital punctuated by multiple explosions and gunshots near the president’s residence, a senior military […]

Powerful earthquakes strike Pohang; tremors felt across the country

/ Captured from the United States Geological Survey – 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Pohang at 2:29 p.m., preceded by minor quakes and followed by others including a 4.6-magnitude quake – Seven sustained minor injuries; fire departments responded to 42 rescues; over 7,000 calls were made to the emergency hotline 911 – Concrete debris, iron beams and […]