Fear of war crimes probe against US as arms sales continue to Saudi, UAE
US officials are at growing risk of being prosecuted for war crimes over the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a New York Times investigation has revealed as President Donald Trump clears the path for further sale of advanced weapons to the Gulf states following Abu Dhabi’s normalisation of ties with Israel.Interviews with more than a dozen current and former US government officials show that the legal fears related to the arms sales, over the course of two presidential administrations, run far deeper than previously reported. Those concerns are said to have prompted a number of offici...
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TI champion Fear announces hiatus from competitive Dota 2
The former champion is stepping back.
Business Associates is set to continue without its in-game leader.Clinton "Fear" Loomis' took to twitter to address rumors of his departure from the current lineup of Business Associates. BA’s hard support player and in-game leader Fear’s tweet was a reply to fans questioning his absence in the BTS Pro Series Americas Season 3 lineup.Three players from BA were seen playing the match along with two new additions in the overhauled roster. The ex-business associates played alongside Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai and Eric “Ryoya” Dong in their new lineup. Viewers were quick to notice captain ...
Fear and loathing in Hollywood at streamers' stranglehold
Venice (AFP) - Hollywood stars and top directors are getting increasingly anxious about the hold streaming giants Netflix and Amazon are exerting over cinema.Several expressed unease at the dominance streamers established during the pandemic at the Venice film festival -- the first major industry gathering since the coronavirus struck.With many cinemas still closed and studios wary of releasing movies with social distancing in force, the two big US giants have virtually had the film-going public to themselves.Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, who is chairing the jury at Venice, said cinema needed s...
Fear As Thugs Lay Siege At Ondo Assembly
There was palpable tension at the Ondo state House of Assembly complex, in Akure, the state capital, on Monday, as some people suspected to be political thugs laid siege at the Assembly complex.The fierce-looking men numbering over 100 arrived at the Assembly complex around 9 am and stationed themselves at the main entrance of the complex with scores of vehicles parked on the road leading to the state Assembly.According to some workers and officials of the Assembly said the invasion of the House by the suspected political thugs might not be unconnected with the plans of some suspended lawmaker...
Fear, apprehension as FG shuts Third Mainland for six months
The announcement by the Federal Government to close down the Third Mainland Bridge, the longest and most popular bridge in Lagos for six months with effect from July 24 is causing fears and panic among Lagosians, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.The unease, apprehension and anxiety expressed since Tuesday when the Federal Government announced the closure of the bridge for six months could be ascribed to the expected terrific gridlock such development would trigger.For workers, especially those who ply their trade on Lagos Island, the fear is actually real and genuine. Even motorists dread the dra...
Fear and anger as India's Bihar locks down again
Patna (India) (AFP) - Thousands of Indians ignored social distancing rules to throng markets in Patna on Wednesday, desperate to stock up on essentials before midnight when Bihar state's 125 million inhabitants go into coronavirus lockdown.With the vast nation's coronavirus caseload fast approaching one million -- and around 500 people dying every day -- many cities and regions are reimposing restrictions, including IT hub Bangalore, where streets were deserted Wednesday.The 15-day lockdown ordered in northern Bihar, one of India's most impoverished states, means only shops selling essentials ...
Fear and impatience as Santorini awaits return of mass tourism
Spectacular sunsets over its ancient volcanic crater make the Greek island of Santorini a magnet for tourists.With the first post-lockdown groups of overseas visitors due to return on Monday, the island is torn between impatience to get back to business and fear of an upsurge in coronavirus cases.In the quiet alleys of Fira, the island's capital, time is passing by to the rhythm of church bells -- a reminder of the vanishing hours that separate the town from a flood of tourists."We're desperate for tourists, we need them and we want them. If we don't have the people, how will we survive?" says...
Fear of giving birth in Ecuador's virus epicenter
Guayaquil (Ecuador) (AFP) - Maoli Plaza is eight months pregnant, but she does not know how her baby is or where it will be born.Diagnosed with COVID-19, she is in isolation in Guayaquil, the sweltering city at the epicenter of Ecuador's outbreak, whose health system has collapsed under the weight of the virus.Maternity wards in Guayaquil are continuing to attend to deliveries despite the chaos, but the deadly virus has spooked future mothers, and gynecologists believe many pregnant women are stuck at home without help. Plaza, 29, only leaves her room in the modest, single storey home she shar...
5 hussletips to calm Anxiety and Fear
It's a difficult time, but these tricks can help you maintain a sense of calm.Anxiety and fear are running high. As we stroll around the dim, we should make aptitudes to conform to feelings that can rise to the surface and turn out in undesirable propensities, which could instigate saucy choices being made.The following are fundamental for the individuals who have encountered injury or are experiencing exceptional dread or uneasiness.1. Build up a sound feeling of individual controlAt the point when you're confronted with troublesome circumstances throughout everyday life, attempt to consider ...
Fear of coronavirus stalks camps for Syrians displaced by war
Kafr Lusin (Syria) (AFP) - In a camp in northwestern Syria, Abdallah Yassin listens to a doctor explain how to avoid coronavirus infection, desperately hoping it will never reach his tent of 14 people."If the epidemic spreads in the camps, it will be a disaster," the 57-year-old grandfather says.Three million people live in Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib, many of them families who fled homes elsewhere in Syria and are now reduced to living in camps without basic amenities.Almost one million more have been thrown onto the roads since December, after the government launched a deadly o...