In the context of escalating infections. France takes over EU presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron, who will present on January 19, in Strasbourg, the program of the French presidency of the Council, announced in early December the priorities for the semester. The reform of the Schengen Area, migration flows and a summit with the African Union are French priorities, to which is added the holding, in … Read more

Lebanon weakened by escalating tensions with the Gulf monarchies

A portrait of George Kordahi, Lebanese Minister of Information, in Sanna, Yemen on October 31, 2021. MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP After the icy indifference, climbing. A major diplomatic and economic crisis opened with the adoption by Saudi Arabia, Friday, October 29, of a series of punitive measures against Lebanon. The kingdom was followed by Bahrain, … Read more

In Lebanon, Hezbollah warns Lebanese Forces against escalating violence

A Hezbollah man fires in the air during the funeral of members of the Shiite movement who were killed during the demonstration on October 14, held outside the Beirut courthouse, to demand the dismissal of the judge in charge of the investigation into the devastating explosion at the port in August 2020. IBRAHIM AMRO / … Read more

Western Canada declares state of emergency due to escalating fires

A wildfire, seen from the Highway 3 lookout near the town of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada, July 20, 2021. TWITTER @DYLANGALEAS / @DYLANGALEAS VIA REUTERS The province of western Canada declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, July 20, due to the progression of fires which are expected to increase in the coming days due … Read more