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The attitudes of Christian religious leaders in the Middle East and North Africa towards the Arab Spring have differed since its eruption in 2011. While these religious leaders in Egypt and Syria opposed the uprisings of 2011, their counterparts in Iraq and Lebanon have supported the second wave of protests underway since 2019. They can …

Amid persistent economic deterioration and government collapse, Lebanon is increasingly experiencing a disturbing trend of civic unrest and political violence. While the collapse shows no sign of abating, public dismay at the elite leads to riots which are brutally suppressed by the Lebanese authorities. At the same time, we are witnessing a rise in tensions …

The civic uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s hereditary tyranny in Syria, which has turned into a savage civil war that still rages and radiates chaos in the Middle East and Europe, began 10 years ago this week . Syria is really three conflicts: the minority Assad regime which is waging an all-out war against its own …

Shortly after Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq ten days ago, the Iraqi Prime Minister called for national dialogue, in “the papal spirit of love and tolerance”. This has been hailed by various groups, including – a few days ago – by the right-wing Shiite nationalist leader Moqtada al-Sadr. A strange reaction to the words of …

UK Business and Economic Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about UK business and economic news. Rishi Sunak has promised more financial aid for UK companies with extensions to his flagship license and emergency loan plans as pandemic restrictions are extended and companies prepare for a potentially disruptive …

A controversial church in Rutherford County, which has been accused of abuse by former members, received a loan through the federal government’s small business aid program, records released this week show. The Word of Faith Fellowship, a Spindale-based church, raised between $ 150,000 and $ 350,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program, data from the Small …

HOUSTON – Given that Reports emerged that Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Lakewood Church received $ 4.4 million in loans from the Payroll Protection Program, the Osteens have responded through representatives for Lakewood, saying they initially did not accept help. However, as the pandemic progressed, Lakewood said it requested the assistance to support its employees as …

The flood that occurred in Alexander County on November 12, 2020 will be remembered by many for the tragic loss of life and damage that occurred. The flooding caused the closure of 16 roads for repairs, and 13 roads still closed. The Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard a highway update from Public Information Officer …

Ada’s First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma is the latest church body to jump on one of the coolest church trends in recent years. “Elegant leather jackets for the pastor?” No, the other cool trend. “Imagine the songs of the dragons during worship?” Noel other cool trend. You know, the one where churches partner with …

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is following the lead of governments and healthcare professionals around the world, already which also considers a return to normal operating procedures. According to the Church’s website, officials say the Church is ready to move forward …

Support local journalism Your subscription makes our reports possible. {{Featured_button_text}} Among other findings from The Telegraph’s analysis of regional APP data: »The average forgivable PPP loan in Nebraska’s 22 West Central Counties was $ 49,700, with Lincoln County averaging $ 55,970 and North Platte $ 63,816. »The median loan number for the region, the figure …

CATCO’s well-intentioned “Columbus Christmas Carol,” directed by new artistic director Leda Hoffmann, transports the Charles Dickens classic to the present, but loses some of its magic along the way. Julianna González’s simplified version of the story, translated from her Detroit-based “Blessed: A Christmas Carol Adaptation” and running in 55 minutes, removes many of the plot …

Editorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn commission on sales made from partner links on this page, but that does not affect our editors’ reviews or ratings. The holiday season has traditionally been the best time to do a home deal because people are often too busy with crowded calendars (stretching from Thanksgiving through New Years) …

An Old Greenwich man unloads his Christmas tree from the trunk of his car before placing it in the recycling pile at Greenwich Point in this file image. Middletown offers free recycling this year. File photo from Hearst Connecticut Media MIDDLETOWN – The city’s Christmas tree collection and recycling program this year will continue as …

Dr. Anthony Fauci may break with tradition by not spending Christmas with his children, but millions of Americans are not following his example. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, earlier this month told CBS News that he would not be spending Christmas holidays with his daughters “for …

Editorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn commission on sales made from partner links on this page, but that does not affect our editors’ reviews or ratings. With Black Friday 2020 just around the corner, you may be looking for the best savings of the season on electronics and other holiday gifts. But forget about that …

A display is seen as bipartisan members of the Senate and House of Representatives meet to announce a framework for new Covid-19 relief legislation at a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 1, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters As the debate continues over the next round of coronavirus relief by Congress, additional stimulus checks …

The Garage, which specializes in filming TV commercials for food and beverage companies, has seen a rebound since the economy reopened. But he hasn’t booked a single job for January. Sahadi Fine Foods, an imported food wholesale and retail business, is once again full of customers at its stores in Industry City and on Atlantic …

Bank of America will begin offering small short-term loans to cash-strapped customers, a move that could disrupt the short-term loan market. The loans, called Balance Assist, will be capped at $ 500 and will only be available to people who have had a checking account at the bank for at least one year. The rollout …

With the holidays just over a month away, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for gifts, especially if your bank account is not full of cash. Here, we will outline some of the ways you can buy gifts without going into debt for the new year. One email a day could …

Redding police investigators have been busy since Christmas Eve gathering details about a crime spree involving a single woman and her fatal shooting by an officer. “We are still actively rebuilding everything on this timeline that we have from the first event to the shooting itself,” Lt. Levi Solada said Wednesday. On Wednesday, the Shasta …

Here’s a parody based on the Christmas standard “Have a Merry Christmas”: “Treat yourself to a new mortgage refinance. Let your rate be low. From now on, your savings will start to grow. “ Traditionally, the holiday season is a time when the home buying market slows down. That often means lenders have additional capacity …