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Iran releases 2 Greek tankers held since May – DW – 11/16/2022!
Greek state media reported that Iran allowed two Greek-flagged ships to set sail on Wednesday, after a months-long detention. The ships Prudent Warrior and Delta Poseidon were seized on May 27. Ship-tracking data showed they were already moving away from the Iranian coast on Wednesday, en route to the United Arab Emirates. Tehran seized the two tankers in response to the US seizure of an Iranian crude oil shipment in Greece. The Greek Merchant Marine Ministry said in a statement that the two parties had reached an agreement in Tehran…Read More
EU pledges funding for African adaptation, resilience – DW – 11/16/2022!
The European Commission has announced a €1 billion (about $1 billion) program to help finance climate change adaptation and resilience in Africa. The programme, called the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package, aims to improve cooperation between the EU and the African Union. It will be funded by the European Union and the governments of Germany, France, Denmark and the Netherlands, said EU Climate Commissioner Frans Timmermans, adding that other countries would be welcome to join the initiative. Timmermans said the size of the fund was a starting point and that…Read More
How many people died for the Qatar World Cup? – DW – 11/16/2022!
Since Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, there has been controversy over its treatment of foreign workers and the human cost of the event. There are various estimates of the number of workers who have died on Qatar’s World Cup construction sites, but the true number is hard to ascertain. This fact check looks at figures published by FIFA, Qatari authorities, human rights groups and the media, which are consistently flagged as facts, misleading or even false. The authors realize that these figures convey only a…Read More
Middle East | News and analysis of events in the Arab world!
News from across the Middle East. Find out how developments in the Arab world are having an impact around the world. Get analysis from a European perspective.Read More
Kuwait executes seven prisoners amid international outcry – DW – 11/16/2022!
Kuwait executed seven prisoners, Wednesday, in a rare mass execution, at a time when international protests against the executions are rising. The state-owned Kuwait News Agency reported that those executed were convicted of premeditated murder and other charges in Kuwait. Among the dead were three Kuwaitis, a Kuwaiti woman, a Syrian, a Pakistani and an Ethiopian woman. Kuwait confirmed the implementation of the mass death sentence in the central prison. It did not specify the method used to carry out the executions. What is the international reaction to the executions?…Read More
Lonely Planet reveals top destinations for 2023 – DW – 11/16/2022!
Delicious, varied and international The Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur (pictured: a local Chinese food market), where you can sample a variety of foods at low prices, has also been included in the list of ‘eating’ destinations. Another pick is Fukuoka, Japan, with its large mobile food scene and world-famous Hakata Ramen. Lima, Peru, impresses with its seafood and cocktails, while South Africa and Montevideo, Uruguay, are also in the mix.Read More
Oil tanker owned by Israeli billionaire hit by ‘projectile’ – DW – 11/16/2022!
The Associated Press reported that an oil tanker was struck by a suspected drone off the coast of Oman Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The US news agency, quoting a senior military official, said that the drone then exploded. The media reported that experts familiar with the incident indicated that the drone was Iranian. No one was injured in the accident. Commander Timothy Hawkins told Reuters news agency that the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet said it was aware of an incident in the Gulf of Oman involving a merchant…Read More
Zelenskyy calls Russia a ‘terrorist state’ – DW – 11/16/2022!
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told G20 leaders on Wednesday that there was a “terrorist state” among them, and accused Russia of a missile strike on Poland that killed two people. Speaking via video link, Zelensky called the strike “a real statement made by Russia to the G20 Summit”. He addressed the G20 summit for the second time, but many leaders have already left the Indonesian island of Bali, which hosted the meeting. Among them was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who flew in on Tuesday evening. Those who remain hear…Read More
What you need to know about the missile strike in Poland – DW – 11/16/2022!
A missile crossed into NATO member Poland on Tuesday afternoon, killing two people in a Polish village near the border with Ukraine. Investigations are still ongoing as to the source of the missile. The European Union pledged support to Poland. Russia denied any involvement in the missile strikes. Where did the missile come from? Initial reports stated that the missiles were launched from Russia, however, this claim could not be verified. Preliminary investigations showed that the missile was Russian-made, but the Polish president said early Wednesday that it was not…Read More