While some of last year’s federal aid was delayed for reasons ranging from cost disputes to distribution issues, overall it protected families from an economic disaster that would have aggravated the public health crisis. Some have been left out, such as people not legally allowed to be in the country. As Americans argued over measures …

Since the attacks on the United States by 15 Saudi Islamic fanatics on September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11), the world has been divided by a “war on terror” with any protest group defined as “terrorist “. New anti-terrorism laws have been introduced both in the West and elsewhere over the past 20 years …

Four Arab countries agreed on a roadmap to supply Egyptian natural gas to Lebanon via Jordan and Syria at a ministerial meeting in Amman on September 8. Syrian territory. The ministerial meeting was attended by Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla, Syrian …

Lebanese leaders have formed a new government, ending the political impasse that has gripped the country since the explosion of the port of Beirut more than a year ago. Najib Mikati, a billionaire tycoon, will be prime minister. He will be responsible for bringing the small Mediterranean country out of its worst economic and financial …

FILE – In this March 24, 2021 file photo, midsize pickup trucks and vans are seen in a parking lot outside a General Motors assembly plant where they are produced in Wentzville, Mo. Global shortage of computer chips is growing worse, forcing automakers to temporarily shut down factories, including those that build popular pickup trucks. …

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a memorandum intended to provide $ 47 million in aid to the cash-strapped Lebanese Armed Forces. The memorandum orders Secretary of State Antony Blinken to initiate the necessary process to direct funds allocated by Congress to the Lebanese military, as rapid inflation continues to place most Lebanese soldiers …

BEIRUT – I never thought I would live to the end of the world. But that is exactly what we are experiencing today in Lebanon. The end of a whole way of life. I’ve read the headlines on Us, and they’re a list of facts and figures. The currency has lost more than 90% of …

Posted: Posted September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT / Has been updated: September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT Muslim worshipers at a gas station on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the coastal town of Jie, south of Beirut, Lebanon, protesting the severe fuel shortages that Lebanon has witnessed for weeks. I pray during …

U.S. Foreign Policy Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about U.S. foreign policy news. The last American flight left Kabul airport amid the din of Taliban festive gunfire. The American and Western debacle in Afghanistan sets off alarms from Eastern Ukraine to the Taiwan Strait. The flash seizure …

The latest estimates reflected the push and pull of many factors resulting from the pandemic, and the full impact may take years to resolve. The deep but relatively short recession reduced payroll tax revenue. But the death toll from COVID-19, concentrated among the elderly, has reduced future social security benefit payments. Hospitals have been stressed …