Lebanese protestors kicked off anti-government demonstrations on 17 October, 2019 against tax policies and enduring economic, calling for the resignation of the government. On Saturday, Lebanese people marked the first anniversary of the months-long protests. Moreover, hundreds of people hit the streets in Martyrs' Square in Beirut carrying. They carried the Lebanese flags to the Banks Association, before heading to the Central Bank. And while the country suffered under the reeling economic and politic crises, Beirut's massive blast on 4th August made the situation even worst killing at least 192 ...
By Ewelina Lepionko Sun rays shine down a narrow street in Naples. Italian Balconies protrude into the street at all levels and wooden shutters stay closed, causing pedestrians to wonder about the mystery and history they conceal. In some ways, you need to put modern-day Naples aside. The trash, the chaos, the petty crime, even the mafia – yes, it is a large part of what this Italian city is today. But it really doesn’t do Naples the justice it deserves. The narrow streets of the old town tell tales ...
Police have arrested more than 20 people under sweeping new emergency measures, with pro-democracy activists reporting a handful of high-profile leaders are among those detained. Thailand has issued an emergency decree banning protests as it clamps down on largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies that have also targeted the monarchy. Under the new emergency measures, gatherings of five or more people have been banned, as has the publication of news or online information that “could create fear” or “affect national security”. Police in Bangkok said they would set up checkpoints coordinated with ...
Tomsk is well known for its intricate "gingerbread" decoration of traditional wooden houses but the number of old homes in this style is decreasing. Tomsk is one of the oldest Siberian towns and was founded in 1604. A scattering of the iconic buildings still boasts brightly-coloured and cared-for exteriors with intricate wood carvings adorning window frames and roofs. The townhouses represent some of the finest examples of wooden architecture in the country. There are around 2,000 of the historic houses in the city. A large number, however, look as if ...
Supporters of US President Donald Trump have joined a campaign on Sunday against Vice President Joe Biden at Rocky Point Park in Warwick Rhode Island. Many people have worn in political campaign clothing and carried flags. However, others took the chance to dress up in festive costumes to participate in a political costume contest called "Trumptoberfest". On the other hand, White House physician Sean Conley announced that Trump fully recovered from Coronavirus and has tested negative in the latest check ups. The president held a rally in Florida on Monday ...
An Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire was further dashed as both sides accuse one another of intense shelling civilian areas and escalating two weeks of fierce clashes. The overnight shelling by Armenian forces on the city of Ganja left seven people dead and 33 wounded including children. This is in less than 24 hours. The agreement to pause hostilities to exchange prisoners and the bodies of people killed in two weeks of fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region was approved by the foreign ministers of both countries in a marathon Russia-brokered talks in ...
Several wildfires suddenly separately erupted in Syria, Lebanon and Israel due to the long heatwave the region is experiencing. In Syria the state media revealed the massive forest fires this week killed two people and burned swaths of land. Lebanese firefighters have tried to put out the fires raging across Mount Lebanon and along its border with Israel. The Lebanese Civil Defense announced rising temperatures and high wind speeds were contributing to the spread of the fires. Meanwhile, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes on Friday in ...
Farmers in Palestine kicked off the olive harvest season to produce oil amid restricted coronavirus regulations which was imposed by local authorities. The olive season is so common in Palestine as olive trees represent symbols of peace and hope, according to Adham al-Basiouny, spokesman of the Hamas-run agriculture ministry. Around 3,300 hectares of lands are planted with olive trees in Gaza, with an annual production of about 24,000 tons in normal weather conditions, according to official data. The coronavirus measures pushed dozens of farmers and customers to wait long to ...
By Ewelina Lepionko Morocco is famous for its historic imperial cities: Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh, and Rabat. Of the four, Fez is both the oldest and the most impressive but often overlooked by tourists in favor of Marrakech. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's cultural center. This is the spiritual capital of Morocco, famed for its handicraft work. It is an open-air museum, with the largest pedestrian zone in the world and almost 10,000 small streets. Its ...