Pope Francis to visit crisis-hit Lebanon in June: presidency

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Al-Araby

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Lebanon in June, the country’s presidency said Tuesday, in a long-awaited trip that comes amid a spiralling financial and political crisis. “Apostolic Envoy Joseph Spiteri informed President Michel Aoun that Pope Francis will visit Lebanon next June,” a presidency statement said. الرئيس عون تبلغ من السفير البابوي ان البابا فرنسيس سيزور لبنان في حزيران المقبل على ان يحدد موعد الزيارة وبرنامجها بالتنسيق بين لبنان والكرسي الرسولي — Lebanese Presidency (@LBpresidency) الرئيس عون: اللبنانيون ينتظرون زيارة البابا فرنسيس للتعبير عن امتنانهم لاهتمام قداسته بلبنان ولش…

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Greece, Cyprus and Israel to expand energy cooperation amid Ukraine war

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Reuters UK

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece, Cyprus and Israel will continue working together on natural gas pipeline projects with European energy dependency a new focus because of the war in Ukraine, their foreign ministers said on Tuesday. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who met his Greek and Cypriot counterparts in Athens, said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the structure of the energy market in Europe and in the Middle East. The three allies, he said, would seek to boost their energy ties and expand their cooperation in the coming months to include more countries. The European Union aim…

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Seven fines issued for violation of COVID-19 measures

Five citizens and two establishment owners were reported by Police in the last 24 hours during 1,860 checks for violation of COVID-19 measures.A Police Spokesperson told CNA that in Nicosia, Limassol and Morphou, after a total of 785 checks no fines we…