Stuck at sea for years, a sailor’s plight highlights a surge in shipowner abandonment

Abdul Nasser Saleh says he rarely got a good night’s sleep during the near-decade he spent working without pay on a cargo ship abandoned by its owner at

Stuck at sea for years, a sailor’s plight highlights a surge in shipowner abandonment

Abdul Nasser Saleh says he rarely got a good night’s sleep during the near-decade he spent working without pay on a cargo ship abandoned by its owner at ports along the Red Sea. By night, he tossed and turned in his bunk on the aging Al-Maha, he said, thinking of the unpaid wages he feared he’d never get if he left the ship. By day he paced the deck, stuck for the last two years in the seaport of Jeddah, unable to set foot on land because of Saudi Arabia’s strict immigration laws.

Transitional council selects PM for a country under siege by gangs

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Executions worldwide jumped last year to the highest number since 2015

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Zelenskyy gets more air defense missiles from Spain to fight Russian glide bombs

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Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service in the spotlight

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Authorities are cracking down on illegal mining in emerging mineral hub

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Poor neighborhood in Peru’s Amazon region hosts film fest for tropical forests

In the heart of Peru’s Amazon region, a poor neighborhood put aside the trials and tribulations of everyday life and celebrated an international film festival with

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on flight to Dublin

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G7 officials make progress but no final deal on money for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets

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National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

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A house-cured smoked salmon, red grapefruit, avocado and cucumber starter. Dry-aged rib eye beef in a sesame sabayon sauce. Salted caramel pistachio cake under a layer of

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US: new study

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Experts to begin probe of Singapore Airlines turbulence incident

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UN maritime tribunal says countries are legally required to reduce pollution

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Spain, Ireland and Norway make a joint move to recognize a Palestinian state

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War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

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What’s next for Iran’s government after death of President Raisi in helicopter crash

The death of Iran’s president is unlikely to lead to any immediate changes in Iran’s ruling system or to its overarching policies, which are decided by Supreme

President, foreign minister and others found dead at helicopter crash site

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and several other officials were found dead yesterday, hours after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of

New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

A video link between New York City and Dublin that was shut down due to inappropriate behavior on both sides of the Atlantic has reopened with new security

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