The remains of ancient forests have been discovered deep beneath the sea, thousands of miles from land, with scientists finding 19 million-year-old wood chips in sediment layers at the bottom of the Bay of Bengal, the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri says the cabinet has approved a raft of economic reforms, including halving ministers' wages, and agreed on the 2020 budget in a bid to tackle fiscal crisis in the cash-strapped country and put an end to the nationwide demonstrations that have entered the fifth day.
Russia says Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria has left 12 Syrian prisons for foreign militants as well as eight refugee camps unguarded, warning about the return of hundreds of terrorists to their home countries.
Leading US pharmaceutical companies go on trial Monday charged with stoking the opioid epidemic that has ravaged American communities and left hundreds of thousands dead or overdosed across the country.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has condemned Israel’s latest decision to seize more Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank in defiance of international outcry over the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies, describing it as “the biggest land heist.”