Lebanon's Hezbollah warns Israel against drilling in disputed maritime border area
BEIRUT: The leader of Lebanon\u0027s Hezbollah on Friday (Oct 22) warned Israel against drilling for oil and gas in the disputed maritime border area between the two countries until the issue is resolved, and said the Iran-backed group would take action if it did so. \u0022If the enemy thinks they can act as they pl
BEIRUT: The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Friday (Oct 22) warned Israel against drilling for oil and gas in the disputed maritime border area between the two countries until the issue is resolved, and said the Iran-backed group would take action if it did so.
"If the enemy thinks they can act as they please before reaching a solution to this issue they are wrong," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech.Lebanon's cabinet had raised the question to the United Nations permanent representative and others in the international community after Israel granted US oilfield services group Halliburton an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean, asking to clarify whether the drilling would take place in disputed areas.
Lebanon and Israel are in dispute over the delineation of their territorial waters and negotiations between the old foes could lead to Lebanon being able to unlock valuable gas reserves amid its worst-ever financial crisis.Israel already pumps gas from huge offshore fields. headtopics.com
The two countries have been holding on-off US mediated talks since October to try to resolve the issue."I will not state any positions on this as I don't want to complicate the negotiations but for sure the resistance in Lebanon at the right time through following this issue when it finds that Lebanese oil and gas is in danger in the disputed area it will act accordingly," Nasrallah said.
The U.S. mediator for the indirect talks, Amos Hochstein, visited Beirut this week and said a period of shuttle diplomacy would proceed any return to indirect talks between the two countries similar those held in October 2020 at the United Nations' peackepeers base in Lebanon's Naqoura.Read more: CNA »
Ratio of youth infected with Covid-19 up in past month; group urged not to ‘take chance’ on vaccination
SINGAPORE — Young people should not assume that they are protected from Covid-19 and thus do not require vaccinations, the Health Ministry’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak said on Saturday (Nov 20).
Pfizer vaccine very effective against Delta variant in adolescents in Israel - studyThe Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection and symptomatic disease from the Delta variant among 12- to 18-year-olds, research conducted in Israel shows. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, will likely provide further reassurance the shot is effective against the variant among younger people as the U.S. drug watchdog considers authorising use of the vaccine on children as young as five. The study found the estimated vaccine effectiveness against documented COVID-19 infection in adolescents was 90%, and 93% against symptomatic COVID-19, on days seven to 21 after the second dose.
India's military gets combat-ready near China borderThousands of Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a high-altitude face-off in India's Ladakh region since last year, despite the two militaries holding more than a dozen rounds of talks to defuse the situation.Indian has built an airspace control center in the Eastern sector to be more vigilant along the Line of Actual Control region, said Deputy Commander of Aviation Brigade of the area, Navneet Cahil, on Wednesday (October 20).India moved troops to its eastern stretch of the border since the clashes erupted last year.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.
Arbitration panel rejects Future's plea on Reliance deal in dispute with AmazonNEW DELHI : A Singapore arbitration panel has rejected Future Retail's plea to quash an order from last year that put its US$3.4 billion deal with Reliance on hold, in a boost for its partner Amazon.com Inc which is seeking to block the transaction.Amazon has been locked in a tussle https://www.reuters.co
The world's most expensive McDonald's menu item costs $27.19The most expensive Happy Meal ($21.89) and Big Mac ($21.89) can also be found in Lebanon, apparently because of the price inflation in the country. France and Monaco's Signature Charolais & Sauce Aux 2 Moutardes ($14.38) places second while Switzerland and Liechtenstein's Big Tasty Smokey Double Bacon ($13.56) is the third most expensive McDonald's item. Israel's Mega Tokyo burger, which features grilled mushrooms and an “Asian barbecue sauce” ($13.48), takes fourth place.
Wanted Pakistani man allegedly killed seven family members because his daughter married against his wishThe only survivor from the family filed a police complaint against the two men involved finatic potential isis wannaB...