Lebanon Turns to Billionaire Tycoon to Form Next Government
Najib Mikati, who has served as prime minister twice before, will try to form a government that can please Lebanon's politicians and address its financial meltdown. His two predecessors failed.
Climate Scientists Meet as Dangerous Fires, Floods, and Droughts Test the World | KQED
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The new report will be the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate picture of the global climate ever released.
Steven Weinberg, Nobel-winning physicist who united principal forces of nature, dies at 88
Steven Weinberg, who was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists and won the Nobel Prize for showing how to unify two of the principal forces of nature, died July 23 in Austin.
Billionaire tycoon named as Lebanese PM as economic crisis bites
After a year-long standoff, Lebanon has named a new prime minister who its feuding factions hope can ward off a total economic collapse and save an estimated 2 million people from the brink of poverty.
In Iraq, Going Viral Can Bring Fame, and the Threat of Violence
Ali Adil reached out to President Biden in video from his hot, dusty rooftop. The video brought millions of likes. It also left him afraid to leave his house.
Lebanese billionaire poised to be named premier-designate
Lebanon's president is expected to appoint Monday a billionaire businessman and former prime minister as the next premier-designate, after Saad Hariri earlier this month gave up attempts to form a Cabinet amid an unprecedented financial meltdown roiling the country.
Afghanistan civilian casualty figures at record high, UN says
Record numbers of civilians have been killed and injured in Afghanistan in intense fighting since 1 May, when international forces began their final drawdown and the Taliban launched a major offensive.
Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?
In a white, airy laboratory in Medicon Village, one of southern Sweden's largest science parks, chemist Ingemo Andersson holds up a thin, plastic inhaler, half the size of a matchbox.
Cuban leftists begin to turn their fire on the 'harmful practices of the state'
Luis Emilio Aybar is a voice from the left, which in Cuba means pretty far left. By any measure, he should be a stalwart defender of the island's communist regime.
The Fisherwomen, Chevron and the Leaking Pipe
Big Oil has a filthy legacy in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. One prominent environmentalist said: "They are moving out and leaving all the mess behind."