Hashem Osseiran
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US warns of environmental disaster from cargo ship hit by Huthi rebels
by Hashem Osseiran - February 24, 2024 - 3:00pm
A cargo ship abandoned in the Gulf of Aden after an attack by Yemeni rebels is taking on water and has left a huge oil slick, in an environmental disaster that US Central Command said Friday could get worse.
Yemen warring parties agree to ceasefire, UN-led peace process
by Hashem Osseiran - December 24, 2023 - 9:18am
Yemen's warring parties have committed to a new ceasefire and agreed to engage in a UN-led peace process to end the war, the UN envoy for Yemen said Saturday.
Tears and tight restrictions in Gaza protest at COP28
by Hashem Osseiran - December 4, 2023 - 8:50am
Teary-eyed, keffiyeh-wearing activists protested Israel's bombardment of Gaza at the UN climate talks in the UAE Sunday -- a tame but rare display in a country where demonstrations are banned.
'Silent threat': Bahrain to build walls against rising sea
by Hashem Osseiran - August 17, 2023 - 4:16pm
Already battling extreme heat, Bahrain is scrambling to ward off another environmental threat: rising seas that could swallow parts of its coast, the island nation's oil and environment minister told AFP.
US beefs up Gulf deployment over Iran oil tanker threat
by Hashem Osseiran - August 16, 2023 - 6:05pm
As Iranian seizures threaten oil tankers plying the Gulf, the United States is raising its military presence -- a move long demanded by Gulf Arab states who accused Washington of retreating from the region.
Palestinian refugees hope Gaza solidarity boosts cause
by Hashem Osseiran - May 26, 2021 - 10:50am
"It makes us feel like we have a voice," said Krayem, on a rooftop overlooking Shatila, the tightly packed refugee camp in Beirut where she was born, one of some 475,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
'They're the virus': Iraq outbreak refuels anti-govt protests
by Hashem Osseiran - March 2, 2020 - 10:36am
Iraqi protesters had been rallying against government incompetence, poor public services and foreign meddling for months before a novel coronavirus outbreak. Then the epidemic arrived and breathed new life to their...
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