After Syria's war whisked away the silkworms from his mulberry trees, 65-year-old Mohammed Saud instead turned his idle home workshop into a silk museum to celebrate the ancient craft.
All signs suggest Russia is about to invade: Blinken; Putin and Macron agree on need for a diplomatic solution in eastern Ukraine; Russia plans biggest war in Europe since 1945: British PM Boris Johnson; President Zelensky calls for immediate truce.
Palestinians fired several rockets into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip early on Thursday and Israeli aircraft hit militant targets in Gaza, part of an escalation that was eerily similar to the run-up to last year's Israel-Gaza war.
The meeting, announced on Biden's schedule, "is part of our regular coordination with allies and partners in support of Ukraine," an official told the media, without naming who would be included on the video call.
Ten of the aircraft on Saturday flew across the median line in the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from the mainland, the ministry said. It said they included six Shenyang J-11 and four J-16 aircraft.
Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own, has held military exercises around the island this month in reaction to a visit to Taipei by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The crisis meeting in Geneva on Friday between United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went into an extra round with Russia demanding a written response from America next week. This could either be
Bloody fighting spares none, but the ordinary are hit the hardest. It throws everything out of gear, especially for those with modest means. Overnight, it makes those affected homeless, hopeless and helpless. For those of us who live in airconditioned highrises we just do not know what war means, since we are safe and secure.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has shocking consequences for the whole world. It will lead the world towards economic disaster, destruction and an uncertain future (“Death and destruction after Russian rockets hit apartment block in Ukraine,” July 11, Gulf Today website).
A new study on Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region has come out with some alarming statistics. Babies in the region are dying in their first month of life at four times the rate before the war cut off access to most medical care for over 5 million people, according to the most sweeping study yet of how mothers and children are suffering.