Lebanon’s economy is in free fall, its government is in paralysis, and a deadly port blast has scarred the heart of the capital. The currency’s value has dropped by a devastating 90 percent, leaving families struggling to survive in a country with few public services. CNN’s Salma Abdelaziz reports firsthand on how some of Beirut’s poorest are getting by, and speaks to an investigative journalist about widespread corruption in the country.
Parents Heba and Adel and Koulla and Mario have things in common: Both couples live in Cyprus and both are struggling to provide for their children. But they have been helped by an EU-Cypriot co-funded project and more families like them could soon receive help from the European Child Guarantee.
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More than 6,700 passports were issued by Cyprus over its investment-for-citizenship programme's 13-year run but over half of them were issued not to the investors themselves but to family members or top company executives.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after their first face-to-face talks on Monday, although they did not announce major breakthroughs in the relationship between the two allies, at odds over Russian weapons, Syria, Libya and other issues. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Brian Stelter asks if the Biden administration’s review of Syria policy could provide an opening to secure journalist Austin Tice’s freedom. Michael Holtzman says “Bashir al-Assad has a moment in which he can establish confidence with the U.S. by connecting with the American people in a very direct and personal way by returning one of our missing children to their family.”
A group of Jewish House Democrats are condemning controversial comments made on Twitter by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports the Minnesota senator sparked outrage when she appeared to equate the US and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group designated as a terrorist organization by the US.