Lebanese General Security director Major General Abbas Ibrahim brought to Washington a list of demands for Damascus including sanctions relief and closing Al-Tanf garrison in exchange for help on returning Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz, Newsweek has learned.
The country is heading back into a protracted state of lockdown, as the government imposed a curfew to begin Saturday evening and announced the closure of all high schools until further notice.
Dr. Ilaria Capua's story and the race to find a coronavirus vaccine both illustrate how important open science is, but also how easily things can go wrong, either because the science is misunderstood—or because people are actually acting outside the contours of the law.
"In order to protect and guarantee public health and safety, in the absence of suitable reception facilities, it is forbidden to enter, transit and stop in the territory of the Sicilian Region by every migrant," the ordinance said.
The United Nations Security Council failed on Friday to break a deadlock as the final vote is expected on Saturday.
Twice this week a U.N. resolution which would have ensured cross-border cooperation until 2021 failed to pass.
Home to Europe's first COVID-19 death, Vò and its mayor Giuliano Martini took part in a radical testing campaign not seen anywhere outside China. But the ghosts of the crises persist.
San Fele, two hours east of Naples, was spared the large death toll seen elsewhere throughout the country.
As the coronavirus spread across Italy and deeper into Europe, criminal groups worked their way into the health-care system.
Along the road I am always looking ahead, wondering whether each crumpled piece of trash is hiding a roadside bomb. I realize that were we to hit a landmine, it is likely that my bulletproof vest or helmet would not save me.
Writing in the country's state media, a commentary penned under the name "Zhong Sheng," or "Voice of China," said the sanctions would disrupt and harm America more than China.
Italy, once the European epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has warned its citizens against flouting social distancing mandates.
Donor-supported nongovernmental organizations in Italy are fighting for their survival and risk being forgotten as they face their own uncertain future in the pandemic's economic aftershocks.
At JFK Airport, a pilot wearing his flight cap and the required face mask, tugged his luggage into an empty terminal. Inside were more birds than people. Three flights were listed for the afternoon.
But where federal help has arrived, assistance from Italy's European partners has been slow through the pandemic, underscoring a tenuous relationship between one of the hardest-hit nations and its neighboring allies.
As the European nation hardest-hit by the coronavirus, the prime minister told Italians on Sunday that "this summer we will not be spent on the balcony."
Bianca Dobroiu arrived at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic hospital in Bologna with a fever above 105 degrees and was diagnosed with COVID-19.
At least 346 Chinese nationals who travelled from Moscow through Suifenhe contracted the disease, turning the town into a point of strain for the "strategic partnership."
Signs of growing tensions last week prompted the interior minister, Luciana Lamorgese, to request greater police attention to "riots by groups of extremists."
Pope Francis' former treasurer who was acquitted of child sexual abuse on Monday was also the subject of an extemporaneous homily given on Thursday.
All other members of OPEC agreed to cut 10 million barrels a day in production, a 23 percent reduction of the group's baseline.
The rescue comes a day after the government declared it could no longer guarantee the rescue or disembarkation of those seeking refuge and closed its harbors.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned that divisions revealed in the negotiations may spell the end of cooperation among eurozone countries.
Speaking from Rome during an American TV interview, Giuseppe Conte said his country's resolve was under strain as the death toll mounted.
Italy's Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese announced a new app called "YouPol," which would allow victims to alert authorities without making a phone call.
Newsweek senior editor Kenneth R. Rosen fled from Europe to the U.S., escaping one quarantine and landing in another.
A visual reconstruction by Amnesty International and SITU Research found projectiles killed at least two dozen Iraqis since October 2019.
A new report tallies up the material losses of the war, but the damage to Iraqi moral and earthly heritage is impossible to quantify.
The 91-year-old was put on trial for murders and corruption by his democratically elected successors, but came to enjoy a lucrative retirement in his final years under Egypt's current autocratic rulers.
The archives, which open on March 2, chronicle a fraught period for the Vatican, during which time it remained silent about the Holocaust.