Lebanon’s Hezbollah, allies likely to lose parliamentary majority

Some of Hezbollah’s oldest allies lose seats Final results expected later on Monday Saudi-aligned Lebanese Forces gains ground Parliament more fragmented, clearing way for deadlock BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) – Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament after Sunday’s election, three sources allied to the group said, … Read more

Kim Jong Un orders North Korea military to ‘stabilize’ drug supply amid COVID outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, while inspecting a pharmacy in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 16 (Reuters) … Read more

Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM, May 13 (Reuters) – Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grief and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags … Read more

‘Like a prison’: Shanghai, Beijing ratchet up COVID restrictions

Shanghai tells some to stay home, not receive deliveries Part of push to eliminate infections by late May -sources Chinese capital Beijing imposes tightest curbs so far Lawyers question legality of tough measures as anger grows China export growth weakest in two years, currency falls SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s two largest … Read more

Strong voter turnout in Philippines as Marcos targets presidency

Voting underway, poll official says early turnout encouraging No reports of any major voting disruption -poll body Election is a rematch between frontrunner Marcos, VP Robredo Unofficial count could indicate winner hours after polls close BATAC CITY / NAGA CITY, Philippines May 9 (Reuters) – Philippine voters streamed to polling stations on Monday, with the … Read more