Beirut explosion: At least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured

A warning: there are distressing images right from the start of this report. The famously resilient soul of Beirut trampled unmercilessly once more. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Amongst the rubble and twisted steel the need for accountability: port officials where the chemicals were stored have been put under house arrest and the country, which has seen its … Read more Beirut explosion: At least 135 people dead and 5,000 injured

Aerial footage shows devastating impact of Beirut explosion

Aerial footage filmed the day after the massive explosion in Beirut shows the full scale of the destruction caused by the blast. Rescue operations continued as dawn broke in Lebanon’s capital on Wednesday morning, hours after the blast which flattened much of the city’s port. It struck with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake … Read more Aerial footage shows devastating impact of Beirut explosion

LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

#Beirut #Lebanon BEIRUT (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers … Read more LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

UNHCR: Refugees face rights abuses in their Mediterranean journey

Thousands of refugees and migrants trying to reach the Mediterranean are facing extreme rights abuses, including torture, sexual assault and even death. And the UNHCR is warning nearly half of the violence is perpetrated by those supposed to enforce the law. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more UNHCR: Refugees face rights abuses in their Mediterranean journey

Things are getting serious | Migrants fleeing quarantine prompt Italy to deploy TROOPS to Sicily

The COVID-19 crisis just fueled up Italy’s issue with handling ‘waves’ of migrants crossing the Mediterranean: After scores of refugees escaped quarantine and fled a detention center, Italy’s authorities planning to deploy troops on the island of Sicily. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us … Read more Things are getting serious | Migrants fleeing quarantine prompt Italy to deploy TROOPS to Sicily

UN Report Finds Migrants Face Violence by African Officials

A new U.N. refugee agency report on migrants who braved long and often-deadly land routes to Libya has found that government officials, such as border guards, police and soldiers, in the African countries they crossed were responsible for nearly half of all cases of physical violence against them. The finding, which is bound to raise … Read more UN Report Finds Migrants Face Violence by African Officials

Banksy’s ‘Mediterranean Sea View’ Triptych Sells at Auction for $2.3 Million

The auction house Sotheby’s held an online sale on Tuesday featuring artwork spanning five centuries of art history, from Rembrandt to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró to Banksy. After months of disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak, the sale of 70 artworks – from the 17th century up to the present day – was live-streamed … Read more Banksy’s ‘Mediterranean Sea View’ Triptych Sells at Auction for $2.3 Million

Malta rescues 95 migrants from sinking boat

They were found north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea, and brought ashore at a military base near the Maltese capital Valletta on Monday (July 27). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news … Read more Malta rescues 95 migrants from sinking boat

Spain Lashes Out at the U.K.’s ‘Disproportionate’ Travel Restrictions

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez responded angrily to the U.K. ratcheting up its travel restrictions to Spain to include popular holiday islands. “The decision is unbalanced,” Sanchez said in interview with local television broadcaster Telecinco. The Balearic and Canary Islands, he said “have a lower incidence of the virus than is being registered right now” in … Read more Spain Lashes Out at the U.K.’s ‘Disproportionate’ Travel Restrictions

Spain Second Virus Wave Swells And Fuels Concern Across Europe

Spain is scrambling to stay ahead of new outbreaks of the coronavirus that prompted the U.K. to impose a quarantine on travelers returning from the country, dealing a new blow to its tourism-dependent economy. Only weeks after the U.K. included Spain on a list of countries safe for summer holidays, the government reversed course and … Read more Spain Second Virus Wave Swells And Fuels Concern Across Europe

French foreign minister Le Drian begins Lebanon visit amid economic crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Lebanon’s president Thursday at the start of his two-day visit to the Mediterranean country that is witnessing the worst economic crisis of its modern history. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more French foreign minister Le Drian begins Lebanon visit amid economic crisis

Europe’s refugee crisis: Who is responsible for saving people at sea? | The Stream

Humanitarian groups have long criticised Europe’s migration policies for its focus on keeping refugees and migrants out of their borders rather than creating paths to safety. And with an ongoing pandemic, many European politicians have yet another reason to keep people at sea. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that so far this year … Read more Europe’s refugee crisis: Who is responsible for saving people at sea? | The Stream

Analysis: coronavirus negotiations pit EU’s hard-hit south against frugal north

EU leaders were on Monday haggling over a 750-billion-euro recovery package that has pitted Mediterranean nations, most in need of financial support, against a bloc of so-called frugal nations from the north. FRANCE 24 correspondent Philip Willan says Italy’s leader Giuseppe Conte has emerged as a protagonist in the negotiations, the result of which could … Read more Analysis: coronavirus negotiations pit EU’s hard-hit south against frugal north

Peace in Libya war: Misrata security allowing for investment

While most Libyans deal with the violence of war, one city has found relative stability, allowing the local economy to thrive. The Mediterranean city of Misrata, east of the capital Tripoli, has the reputation of being the safest place in Libya. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Peace in Libya war: Misrata security allowing for investment

Fake Libyan dinar, printed in Russia, fund Haftar’s military

More than a billion dollars worth of new banknotes found in two shipping containers a couple of months ago were yet another sign of Russia’s influence in Libya. The cash stash found on the Mediterranean island of Malta was en route from the printing works in Moscow to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces in … Read more Fake Libyan dinar, printed in Russia, fund Haftar’s military