The Lebanese take their fight against a century-old political order to the polls

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s newsletter Meanwhile in the Middle East, a three-times-weekly overview of the region’s biggest stories. Register here. Beirut, Lebanon CNN — The coastal road that connects the northernmost tip of Lebanon to the south of the country is strewn with gaping potholes. The stench of … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter deal on hold pending fake account details

Elon Musk announced Friday that his Twitter deal is on hold until he receives more information about the number of fake accounts on the social media platform. In a follow-up tweet about two hours later, Musk added that he was “still committed to the acquisition.” Twitter’s stock fell 18% in premarket trading after the initial … Read more

Vladimir Putin has ‘lost control of the narrative’ in Ukraine’s information war, officials say

V Ladimir Putin is no longer ‘projecting his power’ in the information war against Ukraine as the debate has swung over whether his generals are in charge and the morale of his troops, Western officials said on Friday. They pointed out that he had “lost control of the narrative” in the crucial information battle. Ukrainian … Read more

Caroline Crouch’s four murdered cats are saved by her neighbor after her husband kills their dog

The beloved cats of a young British woman who was killed by her Greek pilot husband were so traumatized they had to receive specialist advice from an animal psychologist, MailOnline can reveal. Four cats belonging to Caroline Crouch, 20, were in her Athens home the night she was attacked by Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, last May. … Read more

Watch: Russian soldier’s first war crime trial begins in Kyiv

Captured Russian soldier goes on trial in kyiv, in first such prosecution for alleged war crimes; black smoke rose over parts of Donetsk region amid heavy fighting; Moscow has said it is ready to retaliate in response to Finland’s bid for NATO membership. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/Associated Press

Pentagon chief speaks with his Russian counterpart for the first time since February 18

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Russian counterpart for the first time since Feb. 18, the Pentagon said. “Secretary Austin urged an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and stressed the importance of maintaining lines of communication,” according to a reading of the appeal. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online … Read more

A video of the tragedy…a historic Iraqi lake turns into a dirt road

Many civil organizations and environmental activists have spoken of the lake drying up, as Iraqi social media and platforms are littered with photos and videos indicating the scale of the disaster, and Iraqi media reports that the lake is drying up. is almost completely dry. And videos have spread showing the complete drying up of … Read more