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Cyprus votes in presidential election as run-off expected

People in the Republic of Cyprus have begun voting for their eighth president in the ethnically divided island’s 63-year history as an independent state, with three frontrunners. Heralding the end of two terms for incumbent conservative President Nicos Anastasiades, some 561,000 Greek Cypriots are eligible to vote in the election …

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Lebanon’s abandoned children are coming home

On the morning of June 3, 41-year-old Sammy B was mindlessly scrolling through emails at his home in Montreal, Canada, when he spotted a message that would upend life as he knew it. “Hello Sammy, I was born in Lebanon in 1981 and I live in France. A brother!!?? I …

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