DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The French President and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia had a joint phone call with the Lebanese Prime Minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a meaningful gesture amid a crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said …

Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal Columnist, author, editor and poet VB Price’s book “Albuquerque – A Town at the End of the World” provides a glimpse into how Marina Oborotova viewed her new home when she moved here from Moscow in 1992 as the world was undergoing a seismic change. While appreciating its natural beauty …

Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon was home to the ancient Phoenicians and Romans. A small country, it has sandy beaches, high mountains and historic ruins. At the turn of the 20th century, France left a lasting and sophisticated impression after two decades of control. Sadly, Lebanon’s history since its independence in 1943 has been …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s Information Minister is expected to announce his resignation on Friday, in a bid to ease an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Local media reported that Minister George Kordahi intended to step down, weeks after television comments he had made criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen sparked …

The United States signaled ahead of next week’s Democracy Summit that it is unlikely to translate empty words into adherence to human rights and democratic values ​​in the Middle East into a policy that demonstrates seriousness and commitment. In a statement, the State Department said the December 9-10 summit would “present an affirmative agenda for …

Al-Nahar, Lebanon, November 25 Anyone who listened to President Michel Aoun’s speech on Lebanon’s Independence Day would immediately realize that the intractable problems Lebanon is facing today are caused either by Hezbollah or by the one of his allies, including President Aoun himself. This is the case of the axes taken up in Aoun’s speech: …

Live Updates: Follow the latest news on Covid-19 Omicron variant Lebanese health authorities will impose a curfew on unvaccinated people during the upcoming holiday period as concerns grow over a new wave of coronavirus caused by the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Lebanon has yet to register a case of Omicron, but fears the virus could spread …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Writer in economics of AP WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday took a sudden and unexpected turn to tighten consumer and business credit amid growing concerns over high inflation. Powell has signaled that the Fed will likely move faster to phase out its ultra-low interest rate policies even …

Next week, US President Joe Biden will convene his World Summit for Democracy, a virtual gathering of world leaders that aims to promote human rights, fight corruption and discuss ways to strengthen democracy against a rising tide of authoritarianism across the world. The event fulfills a campaign promise made by then-candidate Biden to host a …

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Editor AP Retail NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are spending freely and returning to shop in-store, reversing some of the momentum in online sales last year, when Americans did much of their shopping exclusively through the internet. Shopper traffic roared on Black Friday, but it was still below pre-pandemic levels, in part …