Firefighters contain blaze at oil facility in southern Lebanon

Firefighters contained a blaze at a gasoline storage tank in southern Lebanon on Monday, the energy minister said, the latest blow to a nation grappling with a deep economic crisis and a crippling fuel and power shortages. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the fire at the Zahrani oil facility on the Mediterranean… Read More Firefighters contain blaze at oil facility in southern Lebanon

Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of Islamic State in charge of the group’s finance and a deputy of slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Twitter on Monday. “While our [Iraqi security forces] heroes focused on securing the elections, their [Iraqi national intelligence services] colleagues were conducting a… Read More Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim