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WASHINGTON – The House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism met on Thursday to discuss the “political paralysis of Lebanon, the economic crisis and the challenges of American politics. Representative Ted Deutch (D-Florida), chairman of the committee, said that the resignation of Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri two weeks ago after …

The Lebanese Saad Hariri finally apologized for not having formed the government until nine months after President Michel Aoun entrusted him with this mission. However, Aoun rejected the ministers proposed by Hariri, especially with regard to the selection of Christians, which the president considers his specialty. Aoun also wants to keep a third party at …

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More than 71% of the country’s population – more than 4 million people including 1 million refugees – are at immediate risk of losing access to safe drinking water, UNICEF said Friday. Pumping of water is expected to gradually cease across the country over the next four to six weeks, due to shortages of funding, …

WHEN The Economist introduced its Big Mac Index 35 years ago, McDonald’s ubiquitous burger was only $ 1.60 in America. Now, it costs $ 5.65, based on an average price across four cities. The increase far exceeds inflation over the same period. Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy …

ATLANTA (AP) – A jury on Thursday afternoon sentenced Georgia’s suspended insurance commissioner on 37 counts of fraud and money laundering against him to close a two-week federal trial, quickly returning the verdicts of guilt after the day’s pleadings. Suspended Commissioner Jim Beck was convicted of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion …

Paul Naggear and Tracy Awad-Naggear live in Beit Mery, Lebanon. They chose to stay in Lebanon even after the explosion at the Port of Beirut killed their daughter Alexandra and triggered a political and economic crisis in the Middle Eastern country. Rafael Yaghobzadeh / The Globe and Mail When Paul Naggear and Tracy Awad-Naggear learned …

Special report July 22, 2021 10:00 a.m. Last updated: July 22, 2021 @ 11:20 am The rate of growth of the American population has reached its lowestern level sinthis the Great Depression, according to the 2020 US Census. Over the past decade, the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic have slowed immigration and caused many …

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In the hours leading up to veteran Lebanese politician Sa’ad Hariri’s visit to President Michel Aoun last week, hope was expressed that after 10 months of fruitless negotiations the struggling country would finally have a new government. But when they met last Thursday, the two were unable to come to an agreement and Hariri resigned …

What sparked Arnold’s interest, he said, was seeing wealthy people with philanthropic intent funneling money into CFOs while giving very little to charity. “The money was right there to grow,” said Arnold. “There was no intention to abuse the system. But the money was only piling up because there was no forcing mechanism. “ Opponents …

On the feast of Saint Charbel, celebrated last Sunday, Cardinal Béchara Raï, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, prays for the intercession of the Saint of Lebanon to help the nation recover from one of the worst economic crises and policies that she has ever known. . Vatican News Editor Cardinal Béchara Raï, Patriarch of …

Stress levels have risen the most, with “a record 40% of adults worldwide” reporting being stressed “a lot the night before,” according to Gallup’s 2021 Global Emotions Index. This is the highest level in the past 15 years, according to the report. Globally, women with young children in the home have endured the brunt of …

Senior Israeli defense officials have warned their counterparts in Europe and the United States that Lebanon’s serious economic, political and infrastructural problems crisis is accelerating efforts to root Iran in the region and strengthen Hezbollah, according to a recent report by the Kan new. According to the report, the sources told their counterparts that alongside …

The governor defended his decision to appoint the utility law expert. DeWine reassigned Laurel Dawson, the chief of staff who oversaw Randazzo’s selection process, in a May staff reshuffle described as unrelated. The governor’s main lobbyist, Dan McCarthy, is a former FirstEnergy lobbyist who was chairman of one of the black money groups involved in …

The economy is taking a huge hit, with the banking sector on the brink of collapse. The provision of many social services, such as vaccines (not only for COVID, but also for polio and tuberculosis), has all but ceased. The Tatmadaw continues to face widespread resistance from democracy activists and ethnic militias, and foreign powers …

Once envied by the Arab world, Lebanon has become a hopeless case with no end in sight. Its political system is deadlocked, as its economy perishes with each passing day, forcing its leaders to advocate for emergency foreign aid to stay afloat, including food for its starving army. But the Lebanese, a shrewd people better …

“In light of the dangerous and unprecedented situation in Lebanon, I am of the opinion that Hezbollah and Iran will now take steps to deepen their control over sovereign Lebanon, and as far as Israel is concerned, this is a serious situation. In Lebanon, mainly between Beirut and the border and in the Bekaa valley, …

LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HTE: Uncontrolled inflation has decimated economies around the world. No, the United States is not Venezuela or Lebanon, where powdered baby milk now costs a quarter of the average worker’s monthly salary, but there are things to worry about. The Consumer Price Index, a barometer of inflation, experienced its biggest jump in 13 …

Beirut, Lebanon – Doctors have warned that Lebanese hospitals will struggle to cope with a large influx of coronavirus patients amid an increase in the number of new cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant. Lebanon recorded 577 new COVID-19 infections over a 24-hour period on Friday, according to the health ministry, the first …

The coronavirus pandemic and a huge explosion in the port of Beirut last August have further devastated the economy. Estimates put the central bank’s losses at between $ 50 billion and $ 60 billion. The International Monetary Fund has offered help, but Lebanese officials accuse Salameh of blocking an audit requested by the United States …

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The World Bank says the economic crisis in Lebanon is one of the worst the world has seen in over a century. This is happening in a land of famous tourist spots that has enjoyed a thriving middle class and legendary nightlife. Ruth Sherlock of NPR is in Beirut. Ruth, thank you …

The way out of the bleak economic outlook resulting from Covid, experts tell us, is to put ourselves in a gloomy mood and prepare for calamity. They first said that we are quickly becoming a Myanmar, a military state, but when that prognosis started to be considered ludicrous, they have now changed their tactics to …

The attention of politicians is on the elections next year “No plan B has yet been agreed,” said a source close to the presidency “Slow death” if we just wait for the vote – opposition figure BEIRUT, July 16 (Reuters) – France on Friday urged Lebanon to appoint a prime minister as soon as possible …

Lebanon is currently in the throes of the worst economic crisis in its history. There are daily fuel and electricity shortages, a chronic lack of medical supplies and a lack of essential drugs in hospitals. Some 77% of Lebanese households are unable to buy enough food. The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value …

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Mohamed Azakir | Reuters Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday renounced his mandate to form a government for the country in crisis, plunging Lebanon into even deeper chaos as its beleaguered currency hit an all-time low. After nearly nine months of fruitless negotiations to form a …

After nearly nine months of feuds between ruling parties in Lebanon over government shares as the country’s economy and the lives of its people fell into disrepair, Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri declared his decision to step down after failing to form a new government. Saad is the son of the former Prime Minister and …

JERUSALEM, Israel – Lebanon, once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, is now on the brink of economic and political collapse. It is an event that could have dire consequences for Israel and the region. Recently, Lebanese demonstrators blocked the main road leading to Beirut airport to protest the appalling conditions inside their …

The Prime Minister-designate is awaiting President Michel Aoun’s response to the cabinet’s new proposal which could end a nine-month deadlock. Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri has presented a new cabinet proposal to President Michel Aoun, which could end a nine-month stalemate as the country faces an economic collapse. Veteran Sunni politician Hariri has presented several …

JOHANNESBURG — The violence and looting in parts of South Africa, sparked by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, spreads to reflect deeper issues in the continent’s most developed economy, where a third containment pandemic is exacerbating economic pain and unemployment that has disproportionately affected the poor. Police, now bolstered by a small deployment …

By the associated press The highlight of today’s story: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the post of Solicitor General of the United States; Marshall became the first black lawyer appointed to this post. (Two years later, Johnson appointed Marshall to the United States Supreme Court.) To this date …

David Bullard on “the spontaneous explosion of emotion” through KZN, it was anything but LUNCH “The failing economy has left half the population living in poverty and sparked mass protests, demanding the removal of a political elite accused of corruption and neglect.” This short quote was taken from an article on the BBC website about …

The collapse of the Lebanese currency and the restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia on the importation of agricultural products from the Mediterranean country threaten to worsen food insecurity and create a wave of hunger in the country, according to its minister of Agriculture. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Abbas Mortada noted that fear grows day …

Today’s highlight in history: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the post of Solicitor General of the United States; Marshall became the first black lawyer appointed to this post. (Two years later, Johnson appointed Marshall to the United States Supreme Court.) To this date : In 1787: The Confederation …

(Add quotes, background, details) PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday agreed to adopt a sanctions regime against Lebanese leaders by the end of July, France said, with the aim of forcing a stable government out of close proximity a year of political chaos Beirut explosion. “A moment ago, there was a …

Lebanon is small. Colonial powers who drew borders around its mountain ranges and Mediterranean port towns gave it about half the land area of ​​Wales. You can drive up and down in about three hours. So driving for five hours, like I did recently, is unusual. Lebanon had not expanded: the journey should have taken …

Asphalt pavers and drum compactors are back on the road. After a year of many road projects being shelved as cities grapple with budget holes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer resurfacing season is underway again, leaving a welcome whiff of hot tar in the air. And for paving companies, the to-do list is …

The Baalbeck International Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the Middle East, was back this year despite the circumstances that plunged Lebanon into collapse. For its second year in a row, the Baalbeck International Festival has gone virtual as Lebanon faces various crises, including health, economic, fuel and electricity. It was …

BEIRUT (AP) – For the seventh time in a year, the Lebanese Ministry of Economy on Saturday announced new prices for bread, slowly removing subsidies as the country slips deeper into a severe economic crisis and politics. The ministry said the price increase was necessary as the national currency continues to decline against the dollar, …

Lebanon hit by severe power cuts, pharmacy strike Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern times of Tokyo The multi-religious crown jewel of the Middle East is crumbling under the pressure of internal political cronyism. Equally damaging, the weight of endless power games by Iran, Israel, Syria and the Palestinians have all abused Lebanon. So, …

An employee organizes pharmacy supplies at Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, where overlapping economic and social crises in Lebanon have made drugs difficult to find. Photograph by Rafael Yaghobzadeh / The Globe and Mail Tears rise to Raida Bitar’s eyes as she opens one almost empty cupboard after another in the pharmacy of Beirut’s …

Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai stressed Thursday that Saudi Arabia “has never violated the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon”. He never “violated his borders nor involved in wars. He did not hinder his democracy or ignore his state, ”he added. On the contrary, the Kingdom “has long supported Lebanon in the Arab and international arenas …

“Life is fleeting, everything is fleeting,” says Yonit Schiller. “As a photographer, I strive to capture the essence of a second in a single frame. Photography is an escape in time because it allows the moment to linger. I find it rewarding. For me, the goal is to suspend this moment in time. She describes …

The Lebanese education system once popular across the region Teacher’s salary worth less than $ 90 per month as currency tumbles Canceled end of secondary school exams BEIRUT, July 8 (Reuters) – Sorbonne graduate Chryssoula Fayad spent nearly two decades teaching history and geography in elite French schools in Lebanon, before heading up departments. Today, …

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was …

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab is pictured at the Government Palace in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) – The French ambassador criticized the Lebanese prime minister for declaring the country under siege and blamed years of “mismanagement and inaction” by Lebanese leaders for his economic collapse. The …

Brendan McDermid / Reuters Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York, The Associated Press reported Tuesday night. With nearly every mail-in ballot eventually counted by the city’s notoriously inept election board, Adams – a former police officer who is said to be the city’s second black mayor – …

Then you also saw larger ads against a truck call app. It’s called Full Truck Alliance as well as Kanzhun, which is a major online recruiter in China. And I think that’s important because if you look at the Chinese tech sector, which is the most dynamic and innovative in the world besides the United …

Washington watch Ten years ago, we were in the throes of what Western observers called the “Arab Spring”. An evaluation is now required. Because Western analysts first assumed that these uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen were organically linked, mirroring the revolutions that toppled communist regimes that had operated under the protective cover of …

“I will begin to heal the day my city begins to heal,” says Rabih Kayrouz, his eyes wandering over the iridescent Mediterranean. The Lebanese fashion designer was in his studio in the Gemmayze district, a kilometer and a half from the port of Beirut, when an explosion ravaged the city on August 4. Caused by …

Few will dispute that the way out of Lebanon’s crippling political and economic crisis is to change the identity priorities of its leaders. Instead of being Shiite or Maronite first and then Lebanese, the Lebanese identity must prevail and take precedence over any sectarian or confessional identity. The disease that is hitting Lebanon hard now …

05 July 2021, 17:23 Nasrallah: We reject any political exploitation of the investigation into the Beirut port explosion. 05 July 2021, 17:21 Nasrallah on the Port Explosion Case: Justice is still far away and the truth is still hidden. 05 July 2021, 17:16 Nasrallah on the Port Explosion Case: Justice is still far away and …

Today in history Today is Tuesday July 13, the 194th day of 2021. There are 171 days left in the year. The highlight of today’s history: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the post of Solicitor General of the United States; Marshall became the first black lawyer appointed to …

The public operator of Abu Dhabi airport has canceled a contract with a consortium that was building a 10.8 billion dirhams ($ 2.94 billion) terminal at the emirate’s main airport, told Reuters four sources familiar with the matter. The group, which includes UAE-based Arabtec, Turkish company TAV Insaat and Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), won …

Defense Minister Benny Gantz offered to help Lebanon on Sunday as neighbor Israel continues to suffer from a worsening economic crisis. “As an Israeli, as a Jew and as a human being, it hurts to see the images of hungry people on the streets of Lebanon,” Gantz wrote on Twitter. “Israel has offered aid to …

Published on: 07/04/2021 – 17:34 Beirut (AFP) Dozens of relatives of those killed in the explosion at a Lebanese port gathered on Sunday to mark the 11th month since the disaster and are calling for responses from a slow investigation into prosecution of those responsible. Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded on the …

The Lebanese are grappling with a series of shortages, from gasoline to medicine, as the interim government discusses the removal of subsidies. Lebanon’s drug importers have said they are running out of hundreds of essential drugs and have warned of further shortages if the cash-strapped central bank does not release the funds. The Lebanese grapple …

The cost of the rechargeable ventilator on sale in a generally inexpensive store in Beirut was 1.4 million Lebanese lira. That’s almost $ 1,000 (£ 723) according to the official rate. Almost $ 1,000. At minimum wage, that’s more than two months of wages. For one damn fan. There is nothing special about this ventilator …

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s energy ministry last week hiked gasoline and fuel prices by 35%, a move that could lead to a sharp rise in the prices of most commodities in the affected country. crisis. The hike came days after Acting Prime Minister Hassan Diab approved financing of fuel imports at a rate above the official …

If we don’t believe in change, we will never see it. One of the main obstacles to the revolutionary transformations necessary for Lebanon’s survival as a state is cynicism that perceives real change as impossible – that corrupt elites will always cling to power and that nothing can be done against it. Hezbollah’s treacherous program. …

Washington (AP) – Employers will not have the immediate opportunity to relax as the US labor market recovers and workers’ needs increase this summer. The labor shortage will likely continue for years after the economy’s rapid recovery has shaken its growing pain. Imagine last year that a number of people of working age did something …

Shamseddine said if prices continue to rise with the removal of subsidies, basic needs will become beyond the reach of most Lebanese, adding that 65% of employed Lebanese earn their wages in pounds and 70% of them earn a salary between LL 1.5 million to LL 2.5 million. “The basic food basket costs LL 2.1 …

Seen from the sky, Lebanon looks like a tourist paradise. At street level, fuel lines around the block, blackouts, growing poverty and outbursts of anger point to a country falling apart, 20 months into an economic crisis that feuding elites are not not willing to resolve. From above, the azure Mediterranean gives way to the …

BEIRUT, July 1, 2021 – Children of Lebanon are the most affected by one of the world’s worst economic collapses in recent times[1], according to a survey released today by UNICEF. A series of mutually reinforcing crises, including a devastating recession, have left families and children in Lebanon in dire straits, affecting just about every …

Beirut, Lebanon – A Lebanese Air Force helicopter flies over a blurry landscape of green fields and snow-capped mountains, promising tourists a view from above over the Levantine country. The image posted on the Armed Forces website leaves out the seaside and is a poorly taken photo that fails to capture the sprawling beauty of …

Another week passed and Friday arrived. And no one can say this week of news has been slow. As millions of people enjoy post-pandemic life in restaurants, bars and workout classes, the deadly Delta variant of the coronavirus which is now spreading in parts of the world threatens to bring back the restrictions, as the …

Tarek Bitar’s decision will include senior security officials and politicians, including interim Prime Minister Hassan Diab. A Lebanese judge investigating the Beirut port explosion last year announced legal proceedings against a number of politicians and security chiefs, including the acting prime minister, a judicial source reported on Friday. state news agency. The move – some …

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, Lebanese children are bearing the brunt of the economic collapse, political stalemate and the contagion of Covid-19 in their country. “A series of mutually reinforcing crises, including a devastating recession, have left families and children in Lebanon in dire straits, affecting just about every aspect of their …

In an interview with Vatican News, Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia, Aram I, reflects on the dire situation in Lebanon and the importance of the Day of Prayer and Reflection held on July 1 on the road to recovery for the country. By the editor of Vatican News Pope Francis and Lebanon’s Christian Leaders Host a …

Lebanon continues to collapse as its economic and political crisis deepens. The country has not had a government for almost a year now and its economy is collapsing after decades of mismanagement and corruption. Over the past month, there have been both absurd and horrific stories coming from the small Mediterranean nation. For example, just …

More than 30% of families in Lebanon in March had at least one child who skipped a meal or went to bed hungry, according to a new report from UNICEF. The Lebanon: The Future of Children at Play report, released this week, examined the impact of the Lebanese economic crisis on children. The report also …

In my previous article, I discussed the risk of Iraq and Syria entering a state of perpetual violence provoked by the militias, to sustain their presence and maintain their profits. High unemployment rates and the growing militarization of governance and the economy have made the formation, membership and maintenance of militias one of the few …

“With no improvement in sight, more children than ever are going to bed hungry in Lebanon,” said Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF representative in Lebanon. “Children’s health, their education and their very future are affected as prices skyrocket and unemployment continues to rise,” she said. “More and more families are forced to resort to negative accommodation measures, …

ROME – Pope Francis concluded the day of prayer and reflection for Lebanon by urging the Lebanese people and the international community to come together so that the country can remain “a project of peace” and not a land for “interests and external profits ”. “Let the night of conflict pass before a new dawn …

Reading three key headlines on Lebanon at a glance gives you an understanding of where the country stands and who is really in charge. The first concerned the visit this week by a Hamas delegation, which concluded with a press briefing thanking President Michel Aoun for his support for the Palestinian people and declaring that …

On a piece of land behind his modest hut, Salim Alazwak inspects his fields of roses: “Some are for making jam, others are for decoration,” he says, pointing to the yellow flowers. “I don’t use any chemicals”. Originally from Damascus, Syria, Salim fled to Lebanon at the start of the civil war in 2011. He …

Beirut, Lebanon – When the results of the Lebanese Engineers Union election were announced on Sunday, a large group of engineers and activists gathered at its headquarters in Beirut burst into joy. A coalition of grassroots activists and political groups had won decisively against all odds. “It’s amazing. I didn’t expect this victory,” said Abir …

Published on: 07/01/2021 – 10:42Amended: 07/01/2021 – 10:40 Vatican City (AFP) Pope Francis met with ten Lebanese Christian leaders on Thursday to reflect on the dire economic and political situation in their country, which he hopes to visit soon. The pontiff greeted the leaders and their delegations, who spent the night Wednesday at the guesthouse …

BEIRUT: With soaring prices in Lebanon in crisis, Sherine can no longer afford to buy sanitary napkins. Instead, every month she is forced to make her own using baby diapers or even rags. “With all the price hikes and the frustration of not being able to handle it, I’d rather stop my period altogether,” the …