At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria

At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria’s coast, Syria’s health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern … Read more

Why spending winter abroad could be the answer to your soaring utility bills

Heading further east brings further savings (although getting there is more costly). Beachside cottages in Kerala are available on Airbnb from around £220. Their leafy verandas offer a tropical backdrop for Zoom meetings, but an obvious downside is that you’ll have to work irregular hours if you’re on Greenwich Mean Time.  And all this is … Read more

Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker had ‘contact with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’

Speaking on CNN, Henry Reese, the moderator of the event who was on stage when Sir Salman was attacked, said the attacker made a reference to the fatwa on the author but was difficult to understand. “It looked like a sort of bad prank in any sense of reality and there was blood behind him … Read more