Tagged: Middle East

Residents gather at the site of the explosion in Bourj al-Barajneh, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

Deadly Blasts Hit Beirut

At least 43 people were killed after two blasts hit the southern suburbs  of Beirut on Thursday.  At least 239 people were wounded, according to Lebanon’s health ministry. In a...

Russia and the Endgame of the Syrian Crisis

Russia has faced international condemnation for its airstrikes in Syria; British Prime Minister David Cameron has accused Russia of “backing the butcher Assad”, while Saudi clerics have labelled the offensive as a...