With the pandemic still going and the courthouse closed, wedding planning took a different spin.
Tensions are rising between the flood of refugees and the Lebanese, who fear that the camps will become a drain on the country’s resources. “We don’t have anyplace to go,” is one Syrian’s cry.
The Syrian civil war has sparked “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.” That’s according to António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a school run by the United Nations in Gaza, this morning.
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the United Nations Security Council for help protecting the country’s ports, airports and oil installations on Thursday, warning that the country could become a failed state.
The number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s aerial offensive that began this week has surpassed 100, according to health officials in Gaza.
A team of chemical weapons experts has arrived in Syria, where they will begin the long and complicated task of destroying the country’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Three exchange students from the Middle East are wrapping up their time in Juneau. They came here as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program under the wing of Juneau People for Peace and Justice. JPPJ leadership knew the three students would twice become young ambassadors – first in their new communities, and again when they return home.