World roundup: February 21 2022
Stories from Jordan, South Korea, Mali, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
Lebanese voters may not have Saad Hariri to kick around anymore, or to kick them around anymore as the case may be, but that doesn’t mean the Hariri family is done with Lebanese politics. Saad’s older brother, Bahaa, sounds like he’s mulling an entry into the field for May’s parliamentary election, or possibly a role as a behind the scenes power broker. Bahaa and Saad don’t get along, partly because Bahaa views Saad as a spineless squish when it comes to opposing Hezbollah and partly because he’s still mad that he got passed over by his little brother when it came to running the Hariri family business (politics). Bahaa isn’t terribly popular in Lebanon, largely because he spends most of his time living elsewhere, so he might be better off working behind the scenes than putting his name on the ballot.
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