Moroccan report: Stampede at fault for migrant border deaths
Morocco’s state-affiliated human rights council has depicted last month’s attempt by hundreds of migrants to storm the border between the North African kingdom and the Spanish enclave of Melilla as “unprecedented in nature, tactics used and scope.”.
Videographer recalls violence, tension of Capitol riot one year later
Nearly one year after Brendan Gutenschwager captured video of demonstrators marching towards the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the independent videographer still recalls the tension as the crowd first confronted law enforcement along the building’s perimeter.
Investigation launched after photo shows Sanford firefighter inside Capitol during riot
SANFORD, Fla. – A photo emailed to News 6 has led to the identification of a Sanford firefighter who was among the President Donald Trump supporters who entered the Capitol building on Wednesday. The Sanford Fire Department said Thursday that an investigation has been launched. The Sanford Fire Department has begun an Administrative Investigation into the information,” a statement from the department read. The Sanford Fire Department confirmed it has also seen the video and it is part of the investigation. Throngs of Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol to protest Congress confirming the Electoral College votes that ultimately confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win over Trump.
Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Prime Minister Hassan Diab canceled his scheduled meetings for the day and called for an emergency session to discuss the crisis. The renewed demonstrations amid calls for Diab's resignation are a huge challenge for the prime minister who took over in December after his predecessor, Saad Hariri, resigned amid nationwide protests late last year. Despite efforts to control the currency depreciation in recent weeks, the Lebanese pound tumbled to more than 6,000 to the dollar on Thursday, down from 4,000 on the black market in recent days. Lebanons financial crisis predates the virus pandemic that put the country in a total lockdown for months, further compounding the crisis.