17 January 2021


Beirut blast chemicals possibly linked to Syrian businessmen: report, company filings (11)
1 / 2 Beirut blast chemicals possibly linked to Syrian businessmen: report, company filingsFILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut's port area Ellen Francis, Tom Bergin and Maria Tsvetkova January 17, 2021, 12:49 PM By Ellen Francis, Tom Bergin and Maria Tsvetkova BEIRUT/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The company that bought the ammonium nitrate which exploded in Beirut last August had possible links to two
Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses (15)
The Associated Press January 17, 2021, 8:21 AM BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon finalized a deal with Pfizer on Sunday for 2.1 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine amid surge in infections that has overwhelmed the country's health care system. The doses are to arrive in Lebanon starting early February, according to Lebanon's health ministry. The government's statement said the Pfizer vaccines will be complemented
Terror blast kills 1, wounds 6 others in NW Syria (3)
Bomb-laden vehicle explodes at entrance of market hall in city of Azaz 2021-01-17 14:40:32 AZAZ, Syria A bomb-laden vehicle exploded in the northwestern Azaz city of Syria on Sunday, killing at least one civilian and wounding six others. The explosion took place in a popular market hall in Sicco village near the Turkish borderline. Local authorities cordoned off the area, and the wounded were shifted to nearby health facilities.
American forces loot Syrian wheat (2)
On Jan 17, 2021 9:53 PM SANAA, Jan. 17 (YPA) - The US forces got out on Sunday a convoy of its military vehicles loaded with grains stolen from the Syrian lands into northern Iraq through illegal Al-Walid crossing in the countryside of Hasaka, according to Syrian media outlets. The Syrian news agency "SANA" quoted local Syrian sources as saying that "the American forces continue to steal Syrian wealth and agricultural crops
5 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces in Turkey (2)
Terrorists lay down arms after being persuaded by Turkish police, gendarmerie forces to leave terror group Muhammed Boztepe | 17.01.2021 ANKARA A total of five PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces as a result of persuasion efforts, the country's Interior Ministry announced Sunday. After fleeing PKK bases outside Turkey, the terrorists surrendered thanks to the persuasion efforts by the police and gendarmerie, the ministry said
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