The PFI sees itself as a heroic resistance force, but the majority of Muslims in Kerala seem to believe that its militant, sectarian approach will only jeopardize the community’s hard-won gains. Last Saturday, addressing a gigantic gathering of thousands of Popular Front of India (PFI) workers gathered on Kozhikode beach for the “Rally to Save …

Judy Woodruff: A sell-off has swept all the streets and the world, as rising interest rates in the United States and many other countries intensify fears of recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest for the year, down 486 points, to close at 29,590. The Nasdaq fell nearly 200 points. The S&P lost …

At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said on Friday, fearing the death toll could be much higher. The incident was the deadliest as increasing numbers of Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians attempted to flee crisis-stricken Lebanon by sea for a better future …

Italy votes! Italians go to the polls on Sunday and are expected to elect Italy’s first far-right leader since World War II. Giorgia Meloni, 47, who leads the Brothers of Italy party (which has neo-fascist roots) is set to become Italy’s next prime minister. Polls indicate Brothers will win around a quarter of the vote, …

In our personal lives we have heroes – those to whom we look for inspiration if not emulation. Some are family, others more distant. Sometimes it’s worth looking back, widening the aperture, thinking bigger, and rethinking why they’re heroes. For me, the founders of the Nation, as well as Lincoln, …

The US Secretary of State met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the United Nations on Tuesday. Lebanon is in the grip of a severe three-year economic crisis that has left three-quarters of its population in poverty after the Lebanese pound lost more than 90% of its value. For the latest headlines, follow our …

New Year’s Eve, Michael Hayek makes some interesting predictions. As 2022 draws to a close, Hayek has achieved some of the predictions for the world. Here are the most notable: England Boris Johnson will stand on quicksand. And concerned about his political and personal future Waves of resignations on several levels in Britain Britain on …

BEIRUT — Crisis-hit Lebanon hopes to pass key reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund for a long-delayed but urgently needed bailout before the end of next month if there is “political will”, it said. on Tuesday the Lebanese Minister of Economy ad interim. Amin Salam spoke to The Associated Press after meeting an IMF …

The Lebanese pound fell to a new low against the U.S. dollar on the black market on Monday as a severe economic downturn sparked bank heists by angry depositors and anti-government protests. Recent weeks have seen a series of incidents in which people armed with real or fake weapons have robbed banks to demand access …

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of inimitable pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and crowds huge crowds in the streets to bid farewell to a revered monarch.Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the route …

The Jordanian foreign minister has signaled that the kingdom needs to clear more hurdles before it can start exporting electricity to Lebanon under a deal that has significant geopolitical implications for the region. Ayman Al Safadi told Saudi broadcaster Al Sharq TV that Jordan was still waiting for US exemption from sanctions imposed on the …

Ice cream is back on the shelves in the village of Toula in northern Lebanon after two years of power cuts. Solar energy has made his comeback possible. Lebanon’s economy collapsed in 2019 after decades of corruption and mismanagement, leaving the state unable to provide electricity for more than an hour or two a day. …

During a press conference held on September 3 in the historic Sodeco district of Beirut, the parliamentarians (MPs) who make up the “Change” block in the Lebanese parliament announced their program to elect a new head of state. They agreed that anyone running for president must meet a list of standards in order to earn …

Ihe day after the tragic explosion of the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, the words of the Lebanese poet Nadia Tuéni were everywhere, on the roads and the walls of the city: “Beirut is dead a thousand times and is reborn a thousand times” (“Beirut is a thousand times dead, a thousand times …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Wall Street closed the stock market’s worst week in three months with more losses on Friday, as a stern warning from FedEx about rapidly deteriorating trends in the economy rattled already anxious investors. The S&P 500 fell 0.7%, with all but two of its …

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati speaks during a parliamentary session to discuss and approve the budget in Beirut, Lebanon September 16, 2022. Lebanese Parliament/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 16 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s parliament suspended talks on the 2022 budget on Friday after a walkout by lawmakers sent …

ABU DHABI: e& on Thursday announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management as founding partner of the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi, the biggest sporting event in the Middle East. As founding partner, e& will work closely with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Formula 1 to drive consumer engagement …

House Opinion 40 years ago September 16, 1982, forty years ago: New Andhra CM The final High Command choice for the Congress (I) Party leadership of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature appears to be Lok Sabha member K Vijayabhaskara Reddy, according to reports available in New Delhi. Reddy immediately called the Prime Minister and then left …

Middle Eastern indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila have announced they will be disbanding over online abuse, drawing tributes from fans and rights activists who said it would lead to the loss of a rare public voice for LGBTQ+ rights in the region. Lead singer Hamed Sinno, who is openly gay, told the Lebanese podcast ‘Sarde …

Some trees in Akkar province are over 100 years old, explains Mohammed Abdallah. A refugee from the war just across the Syrian border, Abdallah knows the forests of northern Lebanon well and has spent the past few days putting out a persistent fire that threatened an ancient forest near Qabeit. He is one of 80 …

Middle Eastern indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila have announced they are disbanding over online abuse, drawing tributes from fans and rights activists who say it will result in the loss of a voice rare public for LGBTQ+ rights in the region. Lead singer Hamed Sinno, who is openly gay, told the Lebanese podcast ‘Sardinia After …

What themes does Axis Re see in the field of credit and surety reinsurance? Within the credit and surety reinsurance industry, industry conversations are dominated by growing complexity and uncertainty – a short list of concerns includes the Russian invasion and resulting sanctions, rising inflation and price hikes. central bank interest rates to correct the …

Bahraini Undersecretary for Political Affairs discusses bilateral relations and Abraham Accords at Arab News Japan event TOKYO: Bahrain’s Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, and his Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in an Arab News Japan panel discussion in Tokyo on Tuesday. Speaking at the discussion, which took place at the …

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the process of removing the dollar from the global economy is “inevitable” as his country faces “financial and technological aggression from some countries”. Addressing the Russian cabinet on Monday, Putin suggested discussing the country’s budget for the next three years. “There are disputes about what to pay more attention …

BEIRUT (AP) — They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, in yards and on hospital rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, belching dangerous fumes into homes and businesses around the clock. As the world seeks renewable energy to combat climate change, millions of people in the …

Unlike Latin America which has a true left-right political dichotomy, Britain has a false left-right political facade, as does North America and most of Western Europe, Canada and the United States. ‘Australia. Will the UK ever experience a people-led social revolution as it returns to the Dark Ages? Wow, just wow! Britain is about to …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Wall Street added to its recent gains on Friday with a broad rally that snapped the market’s three-week losing streak. The S&P 500 closed 1.5% higher, its third consecutive gain, and ended with a 3.7% gain for the week. That makes it the benchmark’s …

The attacks on Lebanon’s LGBTQ+ community didn’t stop there during Pride Month. In a statement, Lebanon’s top Sunni religious figure, Mufti Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian, said Dar al-Fatwa, Lebanon’s highest Sunni authority, “would not authorize the legalization of homosexuality or civil marriage. “. A Christian group calling themselves the ‘Soldiers of God’ vandalized a billboard …

By DAVID McHUGH – AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is facing an energy crisis that is squeezing the finances of ordinary people and which, in just a few weeks, could turn into blackouts and factory closures. Already, many economists say a recession is on the way. The cause: Russia has choked off …

I have been on vacation for two weeks. Unlike previous years, this time I cut myself off from work. Over the past few days, I’ve caught up, reading two weeks of news about depressing and familiar developments unfolding (or not) in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq. Lebanon, still on the brink of collapse, cannot form …

This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning Hello. The pound fell to its weakest level since 1985, reflecting the scale of the economic challenge facing new Prime Minister Liz Truss as she …

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS – Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss became British Prime Minister on Tuesday and immediately tackled the enormous tasks ahead of her: reining in soaring prices, stimulating the economy, alleviating social unrest and fixing a national healthcare system overwhelmed by long waiting lists and staff shortages. Truss has …

Yes in Beirut in September, MIDDLE EAST CLEAN ENERGY 2022 The first clean and renewable energy fair and conference in Lebanon will be held from September 7 to 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. – 30 Speakers | 20 Companies | 80 Brands – It really is a great opportunity to meet hundreds of …

HiddenLight Productions joined us as co-producer of a feature documentary In the shadow of Beirutmade by the team behind Gaza (2019). The documentary is a cinematic portrait of present-day Lebanon seen through the eyes of four families living in the city’s poor Sabra and Shatila neighborhoods, the scene of an infamous massacre in 1982. The …

The evening had been rainy and the downpour had soaked us all deeply. As this was happening, my friend’s literary and vivacious wife started saying, “How hypocritical are people here to call suicide an act of cowardice?” How can people who bear the pain caused by their own actions be called cowards? It takes a …

About 35 countries around the world are experiencing a major food crisis, 16 of which are also facing serious debt problems as inflation remains high and fertilizer costs rise to their highest level in more than a decade, according to the Institute of International Finance. Twenty-one countries are facing “chronic food insecurity crises” that reflect …

NNA – Information Minister Ziad Al-Makari said that seeing Lebanese expatriates return to their homeland and ensuring the return of displaced Syrians to their country with dignity and humanity are the titles of the next battle. “We all know that the country is not in good condition and this affects all ministries, departments and the …

During a speaking tour sponsored by the United States Embassy in Yemen prior to the 1993 national elections, I met with the leaders of various political parties and heard complaints about the party’s repressive and undemocratic behavior in power. Some were serious human rights violations; others were seemingly petty but still threatening in a fragile …

Moreover, when restructuring was required, salvage values ​​averaged 55 cents on the dollar, a level well above that of corporate bonds. Already right now, many distressed bonds are trading around or below the average salvage value. The JP Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global Diversified is also more diversified in 2022 than it was in …

A large number of workers from different sectors protest against inflation and in favor of higher wages in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 17, where inflation has soared. Pablo Barrera/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pablo Barrera/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A large number of workers from different sectors protest against inflation …

By ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writer Stocks are broadly down on Wall Street on Thursday afternoon, extending their losing streak to a fifth day as investors remain wary of the resilience of the economy as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to fight against inflation. The S&P 500 was down 0.6% at 2:20 p.m. …

LONDON: Libyans are losing what little hope they have that the dire political and humanitarian situation in their country will be resolved anytime soon, a senior adviser to the US mission to the UN has warned. Jeffrey DeLaurentis told the UN Security Council that ordinary people are “losing hope that their country can be free …

Lessons from Lebanon: Why it’s too early to announce Iran’s defeat in Iraq A street in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, as calm returns after around 24 hours of deadly violence in Iraq on August 31, 2022. (AFP) Iraq is falling apart and this could lead to a civil war; one that is too complex for …

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening Another day, another “worse than expected” data. Today’s episode announced that inflation in the eurozone had risen from 8.9% to a new high of 9.1% in August, …

There is much to admire about the King-Crane Commission of 1919, created by then US President Woodrow Wilson to assess how the peoples of the Arab world wanted to be governed after World War I. The British and French had designs on the Arab world, but Wilson, although arch-segregationist at home, declared that the newly …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Stocks deepened their late-August skid with more losses on Tuesday as Wall Street grapples with the prospect that high interest rates are here to stay until the Federal Reserve brings inflation down. The S&P 500 fell 1.1%, bringing its loss over the past three …

Washington watch As someone who polls Arab public opinion, I have long been a fan of the 1919 King-Crane Commission created by President Woodrow Wilson to assess how the peoples of the Arab East wanted to be governed after World War I. world. The British and French had their sights set on the Arab East, …

Supporters of the Amal movement hold up pictures of Imam Musa al-Sadr and wave the green flags of the Shia movement during a ceremony held in the town of Baalbeck, east of the capital Beirut, on August 31, 2018. AFP Dana Hourany A tall man with a striking build and commanding presence, he spoke in …

HiddenLight Productions, the UK and US based production launched by Hilary and Chelsea Clinton with Sam Branson, is co-producing a feature documentary with Belfast-based Cyprus Avenue Films. Siobhan Sinnerton In the Shadow of Beirut is a cinematic portrait of present-day Lebanon seen through the eyes of four families living in the poor neighborhoods of Sabra …

The one redeeming feature of the US-European siege of West Asia, one of the worst crimes of the 21st century, is that it forces a restructuring of international economic relations away from a Washington-centric unipolar world. For some time, international agencies have reported on the catastrophic impact of this siege, for example in Syria and …

The granddaughter of a former Lebanese president and ex-diplomat announced her candidacy in the cash-strapped country’s upcoming presidential elections on Monday on a platform critical of the Iran-backed Hezbollah party. The country’s political woes are compounded by its crippling economic crisis, which the World Bank says is the world’s worst in more than a century. …

Have a good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Sunday August 28, 2022. Front issues P588B unscheduled funds The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Representative of Batangas, Ralph Recto, questioned the 588 billion pesos of unprogrammed funds submitted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), saying that …

In search of a stable currency The Lebanese people have been struggling to find a stable exchange rate for the USD and the Lebanese pound (lira) since 2019. As a result, they had to find another stable universal currency to rely on, namely the euro, to exchange their liras to ensure that their money did …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week as inflation concerns remained front and center and slowing economic growth weighed on the housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported on Thursday that the 30-year rate rose to 5.55% from 5.13% last week. Last year, at this time, the rate was 2.87%. The …

Some were serious human rights violations; others were seemingly petty but still threatening in a fragile new democracy — “they destroy our signs,” “they hand out money to buy support,” or “they harass our volunteers.” To these last complaints, I replied, “We had this problem in Michigan”, or “In Philadelphia, they call it ‘walking around …

Lebanon is the most angry nation in the world. According to data released by Gallup in early August, almost half of respondents (49%) said they regularly experience anger. Residents named the 2020 Beirut port explosion the covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis as causes of their anger. The growing frustration in Lebanon is mainly directed …

(August 23, 2022 / Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 was supposed to overthrow post-colonial Arab regimes and replace them with governments suited to the reality of the 21st century. These new regimes were to have social attractiveness and an Arab and Islamic identity. They were also definitely meant to …

Iran says nuclear deal rests with US agreeing to all terms; OPEC and non-OPEC partners to increase oil production; Iraq is struggling to form a new government after the latest elections; Saudi economy expected to grow at fastest pace in a decade By Indrajit Sen ————————————————– ————————————————– > Iran responds to final nuclear deal proposal …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Another stock market selloff on Monday deepened Wall Street’s losses from last week, leaving the S&P 500 with its biggest drop since mid-June. The benchmark fell 2.1%, nearly doubling its losses from last week, when it snapped a four-week winning streak. The Dow Jones …

Start your day with LAist Sign up for How To LA, delivered weekday mornings. On a hot recent afternoon, lunch patrons enjoyed the shaded patio of a Lebanese restaurant on Brookhurst Street in Anaheim, as staff brought out plate after plate of dishes like shawarma and lahm bi ajeen, meat pies. pizza-like meat. Anaheim’s ‘Little …

US President Joe Biden’s administration will continue talks on releasing billions of dollars in assets held by foreigners in Afghanistan despite the presence of the late al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul and procrastination by the Taliban and the Afghan central bank, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation. The decision to continue …

NNA – Interim Minister of Information, Ziad al-Makari, underlined that “the media can confront the disease of sectarianism which threatens the idea of ​​a civilized and diverse homeland in this East”. During his first appearance in the Egyptian media through the daily “October”, Minister al-Makari considered that “weakness and delay in this difficult circumstance that …

Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned of an “escalation” with Israel if Lebanese demands are not met in maritime border talks. In a televised speech for a Hezbollah event on Friday, Nasrallah denied any link between the Iranian-backed terror organization’s actions in the maritime dispute – which the United States mediated – and ongoing …

The leader of the Hezbollah Resistance Loyalty parliamentary bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, lashed out at the “rotten performance” of the sectarian system in Lebanon, stressing that such a system can neither build nor run a state. In an interview with Al-Manar on Thursday night, MP Raad said sectarianism and corruption in Lebanon are “definitely” supported …

Abducted by Hezbollah, Lebanese suffer from Stockholm syndrome Hezbollah and its boss in Tehran use the same technique: arm twisting and threats of chaos. (Reuters photo) We have a family history involving one of our parents who is now deceased. As he entered the bathroom, which had just been cleaned, he was unable to find …

Oil prices rose on Thursday as strong U.S. fuel consumption data and expected Russian supply cuts later in the year offset concerns that a possible recession in developed economies could undermines demand. Brent crude futures climbed $1.27, or 1.4%, to hit $94.92 a barrel at 11:17 GMT. U.S. crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.1%, …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Shares on Wall Street closed broadly lower on Wednesday as declines in big tech companies wiped out the S&P 500’s gains for the week. The benchmark fell 0.7%, ending a three-day winning streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq …

The situation in Lebanon contains the main ingredients of another popular uprising: the serious economic and financial crisis; worsening food and fuel shortages; rampant corruption; and growing public contempt for political elites. Together, these grievances can be a potent mix leading to social unrest, as seen with the October 17 revolution in 2019, which was …

RAMALLAH: Palestinians have expressed outrage after teams from an Israeli university launched a series of archaeological digs in a village north of Ramallah. Residents of Nabi Saleh said the excavations were taking place on their property, although representatives from Bar Ilan University and the Israeli Civil Administration said the site was classified as “state land” …

As Lebanon’s economic decline continues, UNICEF estimates that up to 13% of families are asking their children to work. Qatar has reportedly promised Lebanon to help support its collapsing education sector amid lingering economic problems, Lebanese media reported on Saturday. The news follows a visit by Lebanese Education Minister Abbas Halabi last week to Doha, …

The world seems to have entered a new crisis after the start of Russian military action against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. As Russia pushed into the war, US-led NATO countries United are waging a proxy war. The economy is a complex phenomenon, and therefore it is difficult, if not impossible, to tie it only …

Saad Salloum, founder and president of the Masarat Foundation for Cultural and Media Development, has been involved in many diversity and interfaith initiatives in Iraq. The theme of this year’s award is freedom of religion. The award aims to honor an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and protection of religious freedom, …

KABUL: When the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, 2021, amid the withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan, the group’s stunning return to power marked the end of two decades of war, which had killed tens of thousands of Afghans on their own soil. A year later, with the country impoverished and isolated on the …

Costs are down from peaks in the war in Ukraine, but still up from last year August 13, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT A bombed grain silo with grain still on fire inside in Zasillya, Ukraine in July. (Wojciech Grzedzinski/For The Washington Post) Placeholder while loading article actions Many of the global food, fuel and …

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIRUT — A gunman hijacked a bank branch in Beirut on Thursday, quickly becoming a folk hero for a weary and angry nation. A man identified as Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein entered the Federal Bank of Lebanon in the Hamra district with a can of gasoline, threatening to set himself on …

Hit the reset button on Saudi-US relations Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greets US President Joe Biden in Jeddah on July 15, 2022. (Photo by Saudi Royal Court) The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has been rocked by ongoing crises, such as rising crude oil prices; the Russian-Ukrainian war, which has …

By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared on Wednesday after inflation cooled more than expected last month, sparking speculation that the Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates that we feared. The S&P 500 rose 1.9% amid a broad-based rally …

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first-quarter profit fell 33% from a year ago as a global shortage of computer chips, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and rising raw material costs hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. on Wednesday reported profit of 149.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the April-June quarter, down from 222.5 …

A former Twitter Inc executive accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was found guilty on Tuesday of six counts, including acting as an agent of the country and attempting to conceal a payment of an official linked to the Saudi royal family. Ahmad Abouammo, a US-Lebanese dual citizen who on Twitter helped oversee relations with …

Comment this story Comment BEIRUT — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Tuesday issued a warning to Israel’s sworn enemy over the maritime border dispute between the two countries, saying “any weapon” that manages to steal Lebanon’s wealth “will be cut off “. Hassan Nasrallah’s remarks came amid intensified US efforts to …

Policies based on discrimination between religions and the plurality of nationalities in Syria and in the countries of the Middle East have caused deep divisions and successive crises from which nations have long suffered. In the north and east of Syria, ruled by the autonomous administration, an atmosphere of tolerance reigns between the different religious …

This week offers one of Africa’s most significant votes this year as Kenyans head to the polls on Tuesday to choose a new president. The contest pits current Vice President William Ruto, 55, against Raila Odinga, a 77-year veteran of those campaigns who is in his fifth attempt at the top job. Relations with China, …

Cutting Hezbollah’s grip is Lebanon’s only salvation Lebanese activists gathered on August 4, 2022 to mark the 2nd anniversary of the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut. (Reuters) Two years after the Beirut port disaster – which was an apt metaphor for the whole state of Lebanon – the port’s huge grain silos continue …

BEIRUT (AP) — The scheduled arrival Sunday of the first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal has been delayed, a Lebanese cabinet minister and the Lebanese embassy said. ‘Ukraine. The cause of the delay was not immediately clear and Marine Traffic, which monitors vessel traffic and vessel …

Quasi-preneurs see opportunities and challenges in franchising NEW YORK (AP) — In the months since the pandemic, many people in corporate jobs have taken a fresh look at what they do for a living. Some quit their jobs and looked for alternatives, including opening a franchise with an established brand. Quasi-preneurs who open franchises say …

BEIRUT — A ship bringing corn to the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon would normally not make a sound. But it attracts attention because of its origin: the Ukrainian port of Odessa on the Black Sea. The Razoni, laden with more than 26,000 tonnes of corn for chicken feed, is emerging from the edges …

Khairallah Khairallah The internal situation in Iraq has imploded. It’s hard to predict what will happen next. But the only certainty is that the fate and the future of the country are now at stake after the failure of the system in place, which was based on sectarianism, quotas and the disruptive capacity of the …

Comment this story Comment BEIRUT – A large block of the giant grain silos in the port of Beirut, shredded by a massive explosion two years ago, collapsed on Thursday as hundreds of people marched through the Lebanese capital to mark the second anniversary of the explosion that killed dozens. The north block of the …

Pelosi leaves Taiwan after visit that fueled US-China rift TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after meeting with the president and other officials during a visit that has heightened tensions with China. Pelosi and five other members of Congress traveled to South Korea, the next stop …

“Hela, hela, hela, ho – Where’s the money, oh Fadlo?” Angry students at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where I served on the faculty for 11 years, have long wanted to know about its controversial president Fadlo Khuri. In April, the AUB administration announced that it would charge a substantial portion of tuition fees …

LONDON — European markets fell slightly on Tuesday, tracking global risk aversion sentiment as investors assess whether last month’s rally has yet to continue. The pan-European Stoxx 600 tentatively closed 0.2% lower, with financial services stocks shedding 1.7% to lead the losses as most sectors and major exchanges slipped into negative territory. Oil and gas …

In Depth: After being returned to Lebanon without being allowed to seek asylum, two Syrian refugees are suing the Cypriot government over its pushback policy and hope their case will help end the deadly practice. When Ahmad* and Hussein* saw the Cyprus Coast Guard, they thought their perilous journey was over. In the fall of …

Gulf Resists Global Slowdown; The Maghreb region faces mixed fortunes in a context of rising inflation; GCC banks emerge in robust post-pandemic shape Troubled times are upon us. Covid-19 continues to test supply chains, inflation is exploding and, geopolitically, tensions are rising. The conflict in Ukraine has sparked a new cold war between the West …

The silos, a towering reminder of the August 4, 2020 explosion A smoldering fire had left Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 explosion seen as symbol of Lebanese elite corruption BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at the port of Beirut collapsed on Sunday days before the second anniversary of …

BEIRUT: In recent weeks in Lebanon, there has been a series of violent attacks and other crimes committed by Lebanese against Syrian refugees and vice versa. The attacks have led to an increase in discriminatory rhetoric targeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, while popular support for their repatriation to Syria has also grown as the situation …

By ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writer Stocks racked up more gains on Friday as Wall Street closed its best month since November 2020, a welcome break for investors after a trying year for the market. The S&P 500 index, a benchmark for many equity funds, rose 1.4% and ended up 9.1% in July. A …

Ukrainian forces have stepped up their counteroffensive to regain lost territory in the south, as Russia launched deadly strikes in central Ukraine and near the capital as Moscow faces a growing personnel shortage in the East. The Ukrainian military said its planes hit five Russian strongholds around the city of Kherson and another nearby town …

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE – AP Technology Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s profits have tumbled in the past quarter, but the world’s biggest tech company is holding up better than many of its peers as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession. As it grappled with manufacturing headaches and inflationary pressures that vexed …

By ELAINE KURTENBACH – AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve stepped up its campaign against the surge inflation by raising its key rate by three-quarters of a point. Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index slipped 0.6% to 20,554.09 after the territory’s Monetary Authority …

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon plans to build two new grain silos to combat its worsening food security crisis, the country’s acting economy minister told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Amin Salam said several countries and international organizations have expressed interest in funding and bidding for the new silos, which will cost a total of $100 …