SECURITY

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

Published 16/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two decades of Maya Husseini’s work to restore stained glass windows destroyed in the Lebanese civil war was lost in an instant [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Curtains flutter through broken windows, piles of debris block the streets and top-floor apartments with their roofs blown off are exposed to [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]

‘They are not just numbers’: Missing Beirut silo worker’s family clings to hope

‘They are not just numbers’: Missing Beirut silo worker’s family clings to hope

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut’s giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was [more…]

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, bearing out ‘worst fears’

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, bearing out ‘worst fears’

Published 10/08/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on Monday, detained over [more…]

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Published 10/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that countries should refrain from politicising the massive blast in Beirut last week, and that the United States [more…]

Exclusive: Global banks scrutinize their Hong Kong clients for pro-democracy ties – sources

Exclusive: Global banks scrutinize their Hong Kong clients for pro-democracy ties – sources

Published 20/07/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global wealth managers are examining whether their clients in Hong Kong have ties to the city’s pro-democracy movement, in an attempt [more…]

UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision, minister says

UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision, minister says

Published 13/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network, justice [more…]