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Refugees in east Africa go hungry as funds dry up

In Uganda, rations have been cut by 40% AT A FOOD distribution centre in Bidibidi, a refugee settlement in Uganda, a handwritten cardboard sign tells refugees their maize ration: 15kg for two months. That works out to 250 grams a...

Zambia heads towards a pivotal election

FOR EDGAR LUNGU, Zambia’s president, elections on August 12th would seem to come at an inauspicious time. Over the six years since he took office in 2015, the economy has on average grown at a slower rate than the...

Raisi says Iran backs any moves to lift sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran’s newly-elected President Ebrahim Raisi (center) waves during his swearing in ceremony at the Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran yesterday. – AFP TEHRAN:...

Ebrahim Raisi takes office, as Iran and the West face off

Iran’s new president is greeted with a crisis over attacks on shipping. But he may not mind ON THE FIRST day of his two-part inauguration on August 3rd, Ebrahim Raisi regretted that he could not kiss the hand of his...

Zionists fire into Lebanon following alleged rocket fire

KIRYAT: Zionist regime’s self-propelled howitzers fire towards Lebanon from the northern Jewish town of Kiryat Shmona yesterday.-AFP BEIRUT: Zionist gunners fired three rounds of artillery...

A year after the Beirut blast: still no bottom to Lebanon’s crisis

THE PROTEST outside Mohammad Fahmi’s well-guarded house last month was a microcosm of Lebanon’s seemingly bottomless collapse. In the crowd were relatives of the more than 200 people killed in the catastrophic explosion at Beirut’s port on August 4th...

Iran’s Raisi inaugurated as president

TEHRAN: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei inaugurates Ebrahim Raisi as President yesterday. – AFP TEHRAN: Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi was yesterday inaugurated as president of...

What an attack on an oil tanker says about Iran

The strike on the MV Mercer Street appears to be part of the shadow war between Iran and Israel At first the ship’s operators said it was piracy. But the attack came from the sky. On July 29th an unmanned...

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