Lack of healthcare, retirement schemes leads Lebanon's elderly to struggle for basic necessities during pandemic
Lebanon is one of only 16 countries in the world with no pension scheme for private sector workers in case of old age, disability and death, according to the ILO. The national social security program covers only 30 percent of the labor force, mainly giving one-time payments at retirement, and is dangerously underfunded.
Oslo movie review: Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott's drama is a timely but intrinsically partial account of history
Oslo believes it is empathetic and balanced (which is questionable enough), but its skewed scales are essentially a consequence of an inbuilt Hollywood gaze.
In March 2011, Daraa became the first to explode against the rule of President Bashar Assad.
Institutional quarantine at own cost must for all arriving from Europe, West Asia, says Mumbai International Airport
Passengers will have to undergo the RT-PCR test during the 5th-7th day of the institutional quarantine at the hotel at their own cost, the CSMIA said, adding that those with a negative report will be discharged to observe home quarantine for 7 days
Since taking the oath of office in 2016, US president Donald Trump has faced the same hard truth that each of his White House predecessors learned: Governing is rarely easy
19 years since 9/11, examining historical linkages between national crises and pathologising of sexuality
The queer-immigrant-terrorist type is here to stay. It gives the US a ready justification to invest in surveillance technologies targeting Muslims and people of colour, to detain and deport, to live out its unruly visions anchored in homonationalism.
Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'
Resurrection: Ertuğrul glorifies valour and bravery, but also warmth and tenderness.
In Arab States, coronavirus pandemic traps African domestic workers who find themselves unemployed, abused
In Arab states, fear of contagion has upset relations between many domestic workers and their employers.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nawayath Muslims in Karnataka's Bhatkal junk orthodoxy of Tablighi Jamaat, help authorities quarantine vulnerable, feed poor
When the rest of the country was grappling with Tablighi’s googly, Muslims from Bhatkal did not wait for the community leaders from the state outside to give diktats or plead them to cooperate with the government for implementing total lockdown or social distancing.
Saudi Arabia plans to boost oil exports to 10.6 million bpd from May as domestic consumption declines
Saudi oil exports are expected to rise in April after Aramco cut its official selling prices to stimulate demand, but a sharp increase now appears less likely as demand plummets.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Indians among 42 new cases in Singapore, taking total number of infections in country to 844
Of the new cases, 24 are imported ones and have a travel history to Europe, North America, Middle East, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other parts of Asia, the ministry said in a statement
Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones
The Norwegian Refugee Council said it was unable to reach people in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, where authorities have imposed strict measures to halt the spread of the virus
Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.
You can imagine how uninspiring the script is that despite all this high-adrenaline action, Baaghi 3 lacks fire.
Saudi Arabia halts entry to Mecca over fears of coronavirus outbreak; move comes just months ahead of annual hajj
Saudi Arabia halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as West Asia has over 220 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.
As women in Arab Gulf fight for their rights, rulers need support from conservative citizens, religious leaders
As political and religious leaders in the Gulf push their national agendas, women must find their own ways to balance newfound freedoms with existing social and religious pressures.
Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down Ukraine jetliner 'by mistake' that killed all 176 onboard; admission alters narrative over tensions with US
In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard undermined the credibility of information provided by senior officials, who for three days had adamantly dismissed allegations of a missile strike as Western propaganda.
Qassem Soleimani killing: US House passes war powers resolution in bid to limit Donald Trump's action against Iran
Republicans have largely supported Trump's actions, saying the president was well within his power to take out Iran's architect of proxy operations against Americans in the Middle East. The US considered Soleimani a terrorist.
US-Iran tensions: Commercial airlines reroute flights crossing West Asia to avoid danger amid escalating conflict
Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the West Asia to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.
General Qassem Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran, day after he was killed in US drone strike; mourners flock Ahvaz streets to pay homage
Soleimani's death on Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge