Thursday, July 25

Lebanon

Missiles Fired at Israel from Lebanon, Israel Shoots Back
Israel, Lebanon, News

Missiles Fired at Israel from Lebanon, Israel Shoots Back

Four missiles have been fired from southern Lebanon towards Israel, a source within the Israeli army says.   Shortly before this became known, air-raid sirens went off in the region east of the coastal city of Haifa. Israel quickly announced that it was firing back artillery. It is the third time that missiles have been fired at Israel from Lebanon since the violence started last week. Rockets would also have been launched towards Israel from Syria. The last time missiles from southern Lebanon headed toward Israel, and not a single missile made it across the border. Israel then also retaliated with artillery attacks on the locations where the projectiles came from.
United Nations Pledge Long-Term Support for Lebanon
Lebanon, News

United Nations Pledge Long-Term Support for Lebanon

The United Nations has pledged long-term support to Lebanon after Tuesday's devastating explosion in the capital, Beirut. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said this on Monday.   In addition to medical support, the UN will help the country by making wheat flour and grains available to bakers. Guterres simultaneously called for political reform in Lebanon, where the population has been protesting for months against what they perceive as a corrupt and paralyzed government. "At this time of grief and ongoing frustration, the Lebanese people's anger is palpable. Their voices need to be heard," said Guterres. On Sunday, participants in a virtual donor conference made a total of more than 200 million euros available for the reconstruction of Beirut. The European Union has already ...