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Lebanon sees tourism rebound as turmoil swallows region

By: AP | Beirut | Published:July 3, 2017 1:41 pm In this Saturday, July 1, 2017 photo, Iraqi tourists walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, along the Mediterranean Sea, in Beirut, Lebanon. The tourism industry in Lebanon is on the rebound, thanks in no small part to the misfortunes …

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Pope urges end to Venezuela violence, prays for victims

By: AP | Vatican City | Published:July 2, 2017 8:46 pm Francis led thousands of people in prayer for Venezuela today as he noted the country is to mark its independence on Wednesday. (AP Photo) Pope Francis is calling for an end to the violent anti-government protests in Venezuela and …

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Egypt sentences 20 to death over killings of police

By: AFP | Cairo | Published:July 2, 2017 9:45 pm On August 14, 2013, a month after the army overthrew Morsi, security forces forcibly dispersed two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo in an operation that killed more than 700 people. (AP Photo) An Egyptian court today sentenced 20 people to …

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Somalia: Roadside bomb kills two near Mogadishu

Mogadishu | Published:July 2, 2017 6:54 pm Somali security officers inspect the site where explosives were planted in a car, in Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, June 30, 2017. (Source: REUTERS) A roadside bomb struck a minibus north of the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Saturday, killing two people and …

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5 killed, 19 injured in mudslide in China

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:July 2, 2017 5:31 pm Representational Image/ AP Photo At least five persons have been killed and 19 others injured in a mudslide in China’s southern Hunan province that witnessed severe flooding after torrential rains over the last 10 days. Four others remain missing in …

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