Weekly Roundup: Hariri speaks about his resignation, Saudi blockade intensifies famine in Yemen, and an earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border

Saad Hariri speaks publicly for the first time since the announcement of his resignation. A major earthquake struck near Halabja, Iraq leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured in Iraq and Iran. Saudi Arabia’s closure of all Yemeni ports has prevented aid organizations from entering the country to deliver vital aid to a country facing widespread cholera and famine.

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