He attends school in the morning. In the afternoons he used to sell water bottles to help support his family, who only last year were each living on less than $1 a day. Now, he makes extra money singing for weddings, fans and several major Arabic news channels. … [Read more...] about Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer Enchants Arab World
Since 2015, it has been argued here that the liberation of eastern Syria from ISIS would be too good a development to waste; that the United States and its regional and European partners should work with the Syrian opposition to establish a governing authority in eastern Syria that could liberate the United States from the ongoing outrage of recognizing a regime that has Bashar al-Assad as its president. … [Read more...] about What’s Trump’s Syria Plan Once ISIS Is Defeated?
For Americans, the consequence of this ineptness is most visible at the pump. The Syrian catastrophe helps push up the cost of motor fuel and threaten our fragile economic recovery. Gasoline prices this week — averaging $3.86 per gallon — are nearly 10 percent higher than they were a year ago. Independent experts tell us we should expect prices as high as $4.50 or more per gallon by midsummer. All of this because the Mideast mess, precipitated by the Nobel laureate in the White House, is likely to get worse before it gets better. … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s Mideast Madness
While the nationwide rationing program was a drastic attempt at calming public anger over shortages, the supply has now stabilized, with local companies driving up their production capacity to more than 100 million masks per week, Food and Drug Safety Minister Lee Eui-kyung said Friday. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russia has highest daily spike in virus deaths
In the most-populous state of North-Rhine Westphalia, news figures show that all kinds of crime rates decreased since the pandemic began. Despite fears that domestic violence rates would increase, there has been a steady decrease in reported incidents since March 1 compared to previous years, German newspaper the Rheinische Post reported on Friday. Experts have suggested that the decrease may simply be down to fewer crimes being reported. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Russia reports record daily death toll