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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 …

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong Stock Index in Hong Kong on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Asian stocks were mostly down in muted trading on Tuesday, in due to lingering concerns about the increase in cases of COVID-19 infections in the region, despite continued efforts …

5 minutes to readAugust 31 Everything in Lebanon is running out: fuel, electricity, water, bread, internet, medicine, cooking gas, medical personnel, hope. At a pharmacy in Paris last week, I displayed the Notes app on my phone which contained a list of medications and photos of prescriptions for people I had never met before. The …

TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Forum of Muslim Scholars of Lebanon has highlighted Imam Musa Sadr’s views against sectarianism. In a press release published on 43rd anniversary of the main cleric’s kidnapping, academics said Sadr viewed bigotry as a sinister phenomenon. They also said that since the start of his movement, Sadr has emphasized that the …

In 2015, when the garbage crisis erupted in Lebanon, we found ourselves in a strange situation: all Lebanese, without sectarian or regional affiliations, were suffering from the problem. At the same time, many villages and towns shouted: do not bury “foreign” garbage in our region. The “foreigners” were none other than the sons of the …

Lebanon, which recently lived on limited fuel supplies, faced sectarian tensions this weekend between two neighboring Muslim and Christian Shia villages in the south of the country over a fuel dispute, forcing the army to intervene, said a security source. Clashes mainly centered on crippling gasoline and diesel shortages have become daily in Lebanon, sparking …

Hassan Nasrallah accepts another shipment to ease shortages in the country, but critics warn the move risks sanctions. Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said a third Iranian fuel shipment has been agreed to alleviate crippling shortages in Lebanon. “We have agreed to start loading a third ship,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday. …

A prominent Australian doctor, Jamal Rifi of Lebanon, was sentenced in absentia to ten years in prison in Lebanon for the crime of “normalizing with Israel,” VOA and Albawaba reported Wednesday. Dr Rifi is working with the Sydney Jewish community on a charity program that organizes treatment for Palestinians in Israeli hospitals. The program trains …

Even with the addition of infrastructure and social spending, the Biden administration said on Friday it projected deficits over the next decade to be $ 684 billion lower than its previous forecast. However, this improvement would still leave deficits over the next decade totaling $ 12.49 trillion. Over the past two years, the total deficits …

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Rita never imagined that getting medicine for her cancer treatment would worry her more than suffering from the disease that has ravaged her body for three years. But in the midst of Lebanon’s economic collapse, those with chronic illnesses are not spared. “A cancer patient is the one who suffers the most in the universe,” …

Motorists drive past the Prime Minister’s office building in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Friday, August 27, 2021. New Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob kept mostly familiar faces in his cabinet unveiled on Friday, but promised that his government would be more open as it seeks to curb the worsening of the pandemic. In this photo …

Wed 25 Aug 2021 Lebanese politicians seek handouts rather than reforms Source MENA through Paul Gadalla Barbers shave their customers in front of their shop due to a power cut in Beirut, Lebanon on August 20, 2021. Photo taken on August 20, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir In his last speech on August 15, Hassan …

The Taliban’s rapid takeover and the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan have sounded alarm bells in neighboring Iraq, the other “eternal war” the United States plans to emerge from by this year. Parallels and differences between Baghdad and Kabul have been voiced by Iraqi politicians and pundits in recent days, with many expressing shock and …

In the afternoon of August 1, just days before the one-year memorial of the Beirut explosion, clashes erupted on the South Highway, around a district of Khalde, a mixed-use neighborhood. by Lebanese belonging to different sects. The background to the clashes may seem surprising to many, but it is something Lebanon is familiar with, as …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s financial collapse is driving the country into chaos at an accelerating pace, forcing its conflicting leaders to face a choice between finally doing something about the crisis or risking even more chaos and destruction insecurity. The economic collapse that caused increasing hardship in Lebanon for two years reached a critical point …

“I am stunned by my party’s flawed strategy of making the passage of the already written, bipartisan popular infrastructure bill conditional on the passage of the controversial partisan reconciliation bill, which ‘has yet to be written,’ Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a leader of the centrist Blue Dog caucus, wrote in the Orlando Sentinel. “This is …

Emile haddad, the real estate manager who spearheaded the conversion of a former airbase into housing, sports and entertainment in the Great Park neighborhoods of Irvine, is stepping down from his leadership role at the end of September. Five Point Holdings announced Monday, August 23, that Haddad will move September 30 from the day-to-day management …

Gretchen Whitmer unveils a proposal to spend approximately $ 1 billion in federal pandemic relief funding to boost the business climate on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Rotary Park along the Grand River in Lansing, Michigan. This is part of a larger $ 2.1 billion economic start-up plan that would require legislative approval. David Eggert …

On August 16, following a nationwide fuel shortage caused by the economic crisis that has plagued the country for years, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said steps were finally being taken to form a functioning government. in the next few days. As of August 20, no government had yet been formed, indicating a potential continuation of …

AFP published the following article: It was not a desire for the night that brought Ayla to a cafe in Beirut, but the air conditioning that allowed her children, slumped in a sofa next to her, to rest properly. Lebanon’s energy crisis is taking people to unlikely places in their desperate search for the essentials, …

Posted: 08/21/2021 21:49:49 PM Modified: 08/21/2021 21:50:06 PM CONCORD (Reuters) – Five activists arrested for protesting the state budget in June gathered with supporters on Friday outside Concord District Court, where activists had a court date to respond to charges of criminal intrusion, and apparently failed to strike a plea deal and avoid trial. The …

Upon return from Congress, Dems plans will benefit the community I want to make sure our community is up to date with what’s going on in Washington, DC, as Congress returns from its August vacation. The House is set to vote on the US plan for President Biden’s families. It will be extremely beneficial for …

In 2018, he announced he would not run for a third term as mayor as the city braces for the high-profile trial of a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, on a city street. . The 2014 shooting death of McDonald’s, who was shot 16 times, was one of many …

LEBANON, Mo. (Press release edited / KY3) – A lawyer from Lebanon, Missouri, has pleaded guilty in federal court to tax and labor offenses. Meagan M. Howe, also known as Meagan M. Hasty, 35, pleaded guilty before United States Chief Justice David P. Rush on Thursday, August 19, to one count of not -payment of …

“People behave differently based on new information, and it’s going to affect the job market,” said Sylvia Allegretto, labor economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California-Berkeley. California’s unemployment rate remained at 7.6% in July, the second highest in the country tied with New Mexico and New …

The rapid conquest of Afghanistan by the Taliban took a lot of surprise, but the commentary moved just as quickly in assessing its impact on U.S. national security. Conversations have largely focused on whether the Taliban will aid or encourage another 9/11 “mega-terrorist attack” on the United States, forcing Washington to once again attack the …

Iraq is entering a new era with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. In the process that began with the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, the country plans to play an active role in Saudi-Iranian relations, Daily sabah writing. On July 26, a meeting was held between US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa …

On July 26, a meeting was held between US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House. Biden has announced that he will end the combat mission in Iraq this year. Currently, there are 2,500 troops in Iraq, and this withdrawal will not change the de facto influence of the …

A woman carrying a toddler leaves a bakery with a bag of bread as people wait their turn, in the Nabaa neighborhood on the southern outskirts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, amid a wave of food shortages. commodities due to a severe economic crisis. Image credit: AFP Lebanon’s problems are expected to worsen as the …

The Lebanese military arrested two men in an attack on Shia mourners at the funeral of a Hezbollah commander where at least two people were killed, a security source reported by Reuters said. . The funeral was held in the Lebanese town of Khaldeh for the Hezbollah commander who was killed a day earlier, Hezbollah …

Like the youth in most Arab countries, Tunisians are indifferent to political life in their country and elsewhere. This indifference is the result of old policies and new successive disappointments, which have generated in them ignorance and coldness vis-à-vis what is happening on the Tunisian political scene. Although they played a key role in the …

Republicans have welcomed Cuomo’s departure but have always called for impeachment, which could prevent him from running again. “This resignation is simply an attempt to avoid real liability,” said GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. At the White House, Biden said, “I respect the governor’s decision.” At the same time, he said Cuomo had “done a hell …

The Lebanese people are suffering. A protest in the city of Tripoli turned violent in mid-July when a hand grenade exploded, injuring five soldiers. Such protests have become common in Lebanon due to the dire economic and political situation in the country. Lebanon’s economic woes were foreshadowed by high levels of public sector debt, illiquidity …

Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Left, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, right, walk out of a budget resolution meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, August 9, 2021. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Speaks to reporters as he walks out of a budget resolution meeting with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New …

FILE – In this November 5, 2004 file photo, the Kansas City Southern logo is on the bottom of a restored 1954 Kansas City Southern passenger locomotive at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. Canadian Pacific Railway is increasing its offer for Kansas City Southern at around $ 31 billion as it appears to be …

WWhen we were younger, my older sister Heba kept a picture on her dresser in our bedroom that always caught my eye. She said I was the redhead girl in the picture, but I was born with blonde curls and had light brown hair at the time. The girl in the photo was named Sara, …

A man walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong Stock Index on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday, August 9, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Monday after China and the Australia have tightened anti-virus controls that threaten to weigh on an economic recovery. People walk past a …

Updates on politics and society in the Middle East Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Middle Eastern politics and society. Ten years ago, the peoples of the Arab world applauded the fall of despots. Now they applaud the fall of democracy. These setbacks for political freedom in the …

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett blamed Iran for the attack that left two dead on the Israel-run tanker Mercer Street off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea last week, writes Yossi Lempkowicz. Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday August 1, Bennett said: “The world has recently received a reminder of Iranian …

In comments to Al-Fanar Media, administrators at the Lebanese American University said the university was forced to adjust its tuition fees to preserve its financial viability and maintain its high educational standards. They pointed out that tuition fees are the main source of income for the university to pursue its academic mission. The university said …

Reuters, Berlin Mon August 9, 2021 12:00 AM German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann attends the 29th European Banking Congress in Frankfurt at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS / File “> German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann attends the 29th European Banking Congress in Frankfurt at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS …

Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, offers another packed week of live music. Chart-leading R&B singer Keith Sweat presents a one-night showcase featuring special guests SILK and Ginuwine at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 6. Cost: $ 50 to $ 82. On Saturday, August 7, The Rose is hosting an 8 p.m. show …

Lebanon has been without government since the massive explosion of August 4, 2020 that blew up Port Beirut and, with it, the administrative machine of Lebanon. In the aftermath of the explosion, President Michel Aoun promised a quick and transparent investigation. A year later, no one has been held responsible, as the investigation itself has …

The number of affordable housing units available in Lebanon County relative to the demand for them is a long-term problem that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. But now three local nonprofit groups, as well as Community Homes of Lebanon County, have plans to help alleviate this situation. The group, which is led …

The Labor Department also revised its employment figures for May and June, adding 119,000 jobs. The economy lost more than 22 million jobs in March and April 2020 in a recession virtually overnight as the coronavirus forced businesses to close and people to stay at home. Since then, the United States has recovered nearly 17 …

A year ago, a devastating explosion of a stockpile of ammonium nitrate fertilizer randomly stored in the Port of Beirut killed more than 200 people and left much of it looking like a war zone . The explosion, for which no one has been held responsible, and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have inflicted …

Should people get booster shots of the COVID vaccine? Not yet, says the World Health Organization, which to push for rich countries or those who have access to jabs to hold out until the end of September at least for all countries can fully immunize at least 10 percent of their population before some embark …

BEIRUT — Lebanon has seen its biggest anti-government protests in months this week as citizens marked a year since a massive explosion in the port of Beirut killed more than 200 people and severely damaged parts of the city. The explosion, caused by several tons of ammonium nitrate poorly stored at the port since 2014, …

A sign of seeking help is displayed at a gas station in Mount Prospect, Ill. On Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits fell last week from 14,000 to 385,000 , Thursday August 5, further proof that the economy and the labor market are rebounding strongly after the recession of the …

In this April 6, 2021 photo, crew members stand in the bow as the CMA CGM Argentina arrives at PortMiami, the largest container ship to call at a Florida port in Miami. Importers are grappling with a perfect storm of supply problems – rising prices, overwhelmed ports, shortages of ships, trains, trucks – which is …

On July 15, Lebanese Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri announcement he abandoned his efforts to form a government, sparking violent protests across the country. Hariri’s farewell words? “May God save this country. “ Najib Mikati, one of the richest men in Lebanon, is now foreseen to occupy the post of Prime Minister. Mikati faces the …

Twelve months after the catastrophic explosion of the port which left more than 200 dead, thousands injured and left around 300,000 people homeless, Lebanon’s dramatic descent into the economic and political crisis is worsening. Lebanon’s economic collapse was so severe that the World Bank ranked it among the three most severe on record since the …

PWSA: After the crisis After record rainfall and flash floods in recent years, the need for action across the Pittsburgh area is clear. In 2018, I started the Pittsburgh Urban Flood Journal where I documented, mapped and wrote about flood issues as they occur. The reason I did this is to raise awareness of flood …

A year after the explosion in Beirut, the inhabitants of the popular district of Karantina, in the Lebanese capital, returned to housing reconstructed by NGOs. They are not expecting any help from the Lebanese government, but they are calling for an investigation into the disaster. Dieu was rue Rmeil in the Karantina district of Beirut …

Kristina Serafini / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP Teenage workers Mikayla Crouthamel, 17 (left) and Courtney Collins, 19, take a photo at Harvest Moon Coffee & Chocolates in Tarentum on Friday, July 16. PITTSBURGH – As companies have taken “closed for an indefinite period” signs out of their windows and reopened, the landscape of a post-pandemic …