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Republicans say Democrats have the votes to raise the debt limit on their own, and Kentucky Republican Leader Mitch McConnell insists they do so. The short-term spending legislation will also provide approximately $ 28.6 billion in disaster relief for those recovering from Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, and will help support Afghan evacuees from …

Once the government is funded, albeit temporarily, Democrats will turn their full attention to the need to raise the federal borrowing ceiling, which now stands at $ 28.4 trillion. The United States has never defaulted on its debts in the modern age and historically both sides have voted to increase the limit. Democrats have joined …

DUBAI: After a year of delay, Expo 2020 Dubai finally opens its doors this evening with a star-studded ceremony in front of an audience of 3,000 people. The opening ceremony will feature leading artists, including acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli; Andra Day, Grammy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and songwriter; British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, platinum record; …

Over the past year, trade in goods between Syria and Jordan has been severely affected by the pandemic and the long-standing conflict. Jordanian government officials confirmed that the border crossing would reopen, Reuters reported on Monday this week. Throughout the pandemic, Jordan has taken steps to curb the transmission of the virus, including closing the …

A forex trader works near screens showing the Composite Korean Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate between the US dollar and the South Korean won in the foreign exchange trading room at KEB headquarters Hana Bank in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday September 30, 2021. Asian stocks were mostly higher Thursday after a …

DUBAI: The UAE will take center stage on the world stage for the next six months – the length of Expo 2020 Dubai, the extravagance of business, technology, connectivity and pure showbiz finally kicking off in of a sumptuous opening ceremony Thursday. There is no doubt that the exhibition will raise the profile of Dubai …

Protests erupted again in Lebanon and in Lebanese communities around the world, more than a year after the explosion in Beirut, the country’s capital, on August 4, 2020. The explosion killed 218 people and displaced more than 300,000 others. According to Forbes, the explosion was rated 3.3 on the seismic scale, making it one of …

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of four agricultural projects funded by the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in Bedford, Lebanon and Snyder counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, generate additional income and move agribusiness to the next generation of …

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday, two days after the investigation into the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut was suspended for the second time. “We are here to tell politicians: stop your corruption and get out of the courthouse,” said lawyer Cécile Roukoz, whose brother Joseph, also a lawyer, …

JABER PASSAGE: Jordan fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday to boost its struggling economies following a push by Arab states to re-enter a country they avoided during its decade-long civil war .Syria, which blames Western sanctions for its economic woes, hopes that broader trade ties with its neighbor to the south …

Those who were not seriously injured were loaded onto school buses and the senior citizen bus and taken to a school gymnasium and community center in Chester, where residents helped them charge their cell phones to call emergency services. families and health workers assessed them. Some took showers and the passengers were offered food. Ricky …

WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday warned lawmakers of the “catastrophic” consequences if Congress does not raise or suspend the legal debt limit in less than three weeks, saying inaction could lead to a self-inflicted economic recession and financial crisis. At a Senate Banking Committee hearing where she testified alongside Federal Reserve …

Two years ago, just before the pandemic, a wave of youth-led protests hit several Muslim countries, from Sudan to Lebanon to Iraq. While the main goal was democratic reform, the protesters also shared a second demand: to end political patronage along ethnic or religious lines that fosters corruption. Now in part because of the pandemic, …

DUBAI: As the countdown begins for the Iraqi parliamentary elections on October 10, some political parties hope that the voting age population will forget their story of broken promises and succumb to their flattery. It is up to the 25 million voters registered on Iraq’s electoral roll to choose their representatives wisely if they want …

ASIA / MIDDLE EAST – Document on the future of Christians in the Middle East: Western “protections” or “alliances between minorities” do not help us Antelias (Agenzia Fides) – In the Middle East, there are ecclesial realities according to which “in order to obtain the help of certain American and European Christian groups, they adopt …

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer) From South Asia to the Middle East a new arch By Pierre Oborne OUTSIDE my hotel in South Beirut, there is a gasoline queue over a mile long. Emotions run high in the scorching heat of the day. Many drivers are out of gasoline. Every time the queue moves forward, they come …

FILE – In this Thursday, July 15, 2021, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate hearing on banking, housing and urban affairs to consider the biannual report on the monetary policy in Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell is preparing to tell Congress that the current spike in US …

Ian Bremmer’s quick shot: Hi everyone. Ian Bremmer here. Have a good week to all of you and I thought I would tell you a bit about Germany and Europe. Because of course we just had elections in Germany, Angela Merkel’s 16 year reign coming to an end – by far the strongest leader Germany …

WASHINGTON – For nearly two decades, lawmakers in Washington have led a escalating hype on the federal government’s ability to borrow money to pay its bills. They forced the administrations of both sides to take evasive actions, pushing the nation dangerously close to economic calamity. But they never made the United States fail. The dance …

TUNIS (Reuters) – Nurse Amira Souissi celebrated the near total seizure of power by Tunisian President Kais Saied in July, vowing to fight corruption, contain prices and strengthen the state’s finances. FILE PHOTO: People shop at a market in Tadamun on the outskirts of Tunis, Tunisia, January 15, 2018. REUTERS / Youssef Boudlal / File …

by Nicholas Dawson, Forecast International. Image by Nicolas Raymond Lebanon is experiencing one of the worst economic collapses in recent history. The currency has lost over 90 percent of its value; an estimated three in four Lebanese citizens are now below the poverty line, and the country is plagued by shortages of food, gas and …

The government now only provides electricity for one or two hours a day, he explains, and with fuel shortages crippling the country, the hospital cannot power its back-up generators. “The generators have been running for almost 22 or 23 hours a day, and that’s a really big problem because of the fuel consumption. So at …

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Saturday said the release of Huawei’s chief financial officer raised serious questions about President Joe Biden’s ability to deal with the threat posed by the tech giant and the Chinese Communist Party. Rubio, in a text message to Reuters, called on the Biden administration to …

As attempts to stoke sectarian conflict continue in Kerala, it will pay off for the state to study the lessons of Lebanon’s history. In recent weeks, Kerala has seen the spectacle of sections of the clergy and politicians making allegations that non-Muslim youth are the targets of “love jihad” and “narcotics jihad”. The terminology used …

The tone of speeches made by world leaders at the UN General Assembly last week and on the sidelines of inter-ministerial meetings suggests that preparations to revive the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have come to an end. accelerated. Amid reports that talks could resume in Vienna in two weeks, a process is …

In the 2000s, Hinckley began visiting his parents in a gated community in Williamsburg. A 2016 court order granted her permission to live with her mother full time, albeit under various restrictions, after experts said her mental illness had been in remission for decades. Stephen J. Morse, professor of law and psychiatry at the University …

FILE – Actor Michael K. Williams poses for a portrait at the Beverly Hilton during the Television Critics Association’s 2016 Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. Williams, 54, died of acute drug poisoning, New York City medical examiner said on Friday, September 24, 2021. Williams, known for playing Omar …

Via a video message, President Michel Aoun assured world leaders that despite internal or international challenges, the new Lebanese government, formed this month, “would win the confidence of the people and the international community”. “Unprecedented” crises As successive crises “exploded simultaneously” over the past two years, Lebanon has experienced its most difficult times, according to …

BEIRUT (AP) – The repercussions of terrorism across the oceans and war in their own neighborhood have left Lebanon and its Middle Eastern neighbors grappling with the aftermath, the Lebanese president said on Friday, calling for international assistance to save his own crisis. country. As Lebanon is plunged into an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, …

The only national suicide prevention hotline, Embrace, is overwhelmed by appeals from the distraught Lebanese population. The multifaceted crisis in Lebanon continues to wreak havoc on the population. Years of political, economic and social frustration have left the Lebanese people in despair, with increasing numbers viewing suicide as a last resort. Embrace, an NGO with …

The scene of Iranian oil tankers being smuggled into Lebanon in broad daylight for everyone to see – especially the government, which has chosen to stick its head in the sand – is not complete without the celebrations taking place. ‘accompanied. Claiming to have broken an imaginary siege supposedly imposed on its base and its …

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated the achievements of its microfinance aid project – the Livelihoods and Inclusive Financial Expansion (LIFE) project. The project improved economic opportunities for low-income people and microenterprises in the North, South, Bekaa and Mount Lebanon regions, improving the business skills of small entrepreneurs and expanding their access …

Advocates say action is needed to stop the hemorrhaging of Christians from their biblical homelands, especially Lebanon and Iraq, as security, poor governance and economic crises threaten their future. “Lebanon is now the only place on earth where there is a conviviality between Christians and Muslims. Lebanon,” warned Maronite Catholic Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, who …

This summer, several picturesque countries in the Middle East have become powder kegs. As extreme temperatures and severe droughts ravaged the region, forests burned down and cities became islands of unbearable heat. In June, Kuwait recorded a temperature of 53.2 degrees Celsius (127.76 degrees Fahrenheit), while Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia all …

Egypt has announced that it will immediately halt gas supply to the Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG) export terminal at Idku, near Alexandria, and will not supply gas to the LNG plant. Damietta until the end of the year, as it prepares to redirect surplus gas exports to Lebanon via the Arab Gas Pipeline. The …

September 23 — Union Village held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of the new Warren County community. Nearly 100 people, including officials from Otterbein SeniorLife, Turtlecreek Twp., Warren County, Union Village Realty Company, home builders and residents, attended the ceremony. The event was marked by the first residents of the community …

Jewish tradition teaches that the divine courts in heaven permanently close the books of life and death on Hoshana Raba on the last day of the feast of Sukkot. This includes the fate of nations as well as individuals. This is a late appeal period after Yom Kippur. So here are some global and national …

Skeptical analysts PM Mikati can do a lot ahead of the election Goldman Sachs sees “critical obstacle” to recovery Source sees momentum for IMF deal, room for compromise “We desperately need dollars,” says senior politician BEIRUT, Sep 23 (Reuters) – In its bid for IMF support, Lebanon must answer a question it has been sidestepping …

FILE – An Amazon truck arrives in Philadelphia on Friday, April 30, 2021. Amazon wants to hire 125,000 delivery men and warehouse workers and said on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 that it pays new hires an average of $ 18 an hour in a job market, as more and more people shop online. The company …

Lebanese bond investors could see their holdings reduced by 75%, Goldman Sachs said, if the newly formed government resolves the losses in the financial system, undertakes credible reforms and unblocks funding from the International Monetary Fund. Lebanon defaulted on its international debt in March 2020 after years of political upheaval and economic mismanagement rendered it …

(johan10 / Getty Images) A currency board would stabilize the Lebanese economy. Aclose Thirteen months in limbo, Lebanon finally formed a government on September 10. It is headed by Najib Mikati, billionaire and seasoned politician. As prime minister, Mikati faces the daunting task of bringing the Lebanese economy back from the dead. The death spiral …

Senatorial Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Joined by GOP leaders, speaks briefly with reporters to warn Republicans will block the measure passed by the House to keep the government funded and suspend the limit on federal debt despite setting up a high-stakes confrontation that will risk triggering a budget crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington …

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado addresses the general debate during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at UN headquarters. Eduardo Munoz By DAVID BILLER Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a bizarre speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the Honduran president defended his crime-fighting …

The central bank’s pullback in bond purchases and its possible rate hikes, whenever they happen, will mean some borrowers will have to pay more for mortgages, credit cards and business loans. Equity and bond traders took the Fed’s message eagerly on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had risen more than 400 points before …

ASSOCIATED PRESS, DOSSIER ZANE SPARLING Pamplin Media Group Oregon landlords could increase their rents by as much as 9.9% in 2022, state officials say. The administrative services department has approved the statewide maximum increase, which takes effect next calendar year, under an emergency rent control law promulgated by lawmakers ago three years. Since then, the …

Lebanon’s inflation rates have skyrocketed in recent months as the country fails to tackle one of the worst economic depressions the world has ever seen. Lebanon’s inflation rate has become the highest in the world, according to Bloomberg, as the country’s economic crisis continues to worsen. The consumer price index rose 137.8% from a year …

While the main protagonists of the Iran-Iraq war are long gone, the seeds sown by the conflict continue to ripple through the region today. With Iranian soft power at unprecedented levels, what future for Iraq? In response to what the Baathists claimed were ongoing Iranian provocations, attempted assassinations of officials, support for separatist groups and …

A majority of MEPs supported the imposition of sanctions against the new government in Lebanon. The ballot took place even before Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government was approved by a vote of confidence from parliament in Beirut. The devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut last year changed the political landscape in Lebanon. Charges of …

BEIRUT, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – Lebanon on Wednesday hiked gasoline prices by 16%, the second hike in a week, removing a subsidy on imported fuel that new Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the nation would not can not afford. Lebanon, which had already hiked fuel prices by 37% on Friday, is grappling with a deep …

FILE – In this file photo from Friday September 17, 2021, UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, center, attends the first Cabinet meeting since the reshuffle, at 10 Downing Street, London on Friday September 17, 2021 UK Affairs The secretary will hold emergency talks with industry leaders and consumer groups as the government seeks ways to …

The human tragedy unfolding in Lebanon could be blamed on its corrupt politicians, but its roots run deep in Lebanese sectarianism. While the world appears to have been too busy with developments in Afghanistan, another tragedy is currently unfolding in Lebanon. One country facing one crisis after another. However, the crisis in Lebanon is not …

Lebanon’s annual inflation rate is the highest in the world, according to Bloomberg data. Through Ainhoa ​​Goyeneche and Dana KhraicheBloomberg Lebanon’s annual inflation rate has reached the highest of any country Bloomberg tracks, overtaking Zimbabwe and Venezuela, as the financial crisis in that Middle Eastern country deepens. The consumer price index rose 137.8 percent from …

(Add details, background) By Marc Jones LONDON, Sept.21 (Reuters) – A group of Lebanese bondholders, including some of the world’s largest investment funds, on Tuesday urged the new government to start debt restructuring talks as soon as possible to help deal with the country’s severe financial crisis. Lebanon defaulted on its international debt in March …

President Joe Biden leaves St. Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., After attending mass on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach. FILE – In this file photo from August 13, 2021, two Red Cross volunteers help a man activate his pass on the TousAntiCovid …

Lebanon finally got a new government this month, more than a year after the deadly port explosion that killed 217 people, injured 7,000, and swept away the old government. Well, “new” – as always with Lebanese politics – might be overstated. But at least after a year of stasis, the country has found around 20 …

A woman walks past a bank’s electronic board displaying the Hong Kong Stock Index on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong on Monday, September 20, 2021. Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday as part cleared up exchanges in Asia, with Tokyo and Shanghai have closed their doors. A woman …

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s new government won a confidence vote in parliament on Monday, after promising to quickly resume the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rescue talks and launch a series of reforms to pull the country out of the deepening economic crisis . Some 85 lawmakers gave their vote of confidence to Prime Minister Najib …

And Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida, a close ally of Powell, surprised many observers last month by suggesting that the Fed’s targets of maximum employment and annual inflation of 2% could be reached by the end of 2022 – a sign that Clarida could then support a rate hike. . If this week’s updated forecast …

The Syriac Catholic bishops, gathered in Lebanon for the first time since 2019 because of the pandemic, called on the governments of the Middle East to work “to stop wars and renounce the logic of sectarianism and racism”. In a statement following their September 12-19 meeting, chaired by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan, …

A view shows buildings damaged as a result of a massive explosion in the port area of ​​Beirut, Lebanon on August 13, 2020. Photo taken with a drone. Photo: REUTERS / Bader Helal JNS.org – The European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution Friday who blamed the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah as one …

The Lebanese parliament met on Monday to vote in the cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, responsible for pulling the country out of a deep economic crisis, during a session delayed by a power cut. No major objections were expected to Mikati’s ministerial makeup from the main political blocs, as Lebanon is in desperate need …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday in a session that was delayed by nearly an hour due to a power outage and a broken generator at the site . The blackout highlighted the multiple crises rocking the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic collapse, including …

Published on: 09/20/2021 – 05:22 Dubai (AFP) Lebanese expats in the wealthy UAE, many of whom are torn with guilt, scramble to ship essentials and medicine to family and friends in their crisis-ridden home country. “How can I sit in the comfort of my home with air conditioning and a full fridge knowing that my …

Sky News released this video clip, titled “Inside one of Lebanon’s troubled hospitals” – below is their description. Doctors are struggling to meet demand for drugs in Beirut’s cancer wards as the economic consequences for Lebanon continue to worsen. The World Health Organization has again warned that hospitals are only operating at 50% of capacity …

FILE – In this file photo from September 13, 2021, President Joe Biden, center, smiles at the crowd as he is flanked by California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom at a rally ahead of the election of California governor recall in Long Beach, Calif. In recall elections, Newsom won big in coastal urban …

In a resolution on Lebanon adopted earlier this week, the European Parliament made it clear that Hezbollah is responsible for the country’s devastating political and economic crisis and the 2019 repression of the popular movement. The resolution, which was adopted with overwhelming and multi-party support, underscores the need for full Lebanese sovereignty and deplores harmful …

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger The FMs express their support for peace in Afghanistan DJEDDAH, September 18: The Ministerial Council of the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Thursday reiterated its firm opposition to Iran’s continued occupation of three islands in the United Arab Emirates. The final statement of the 149th council …

RAMALLAH, Saturday, September 18, 2021 (WAFA) – The Minister of Labor of Lebanon’s new government, Mustafa Bayram, said today that he supports changing laws that discriminate against Palestinian refugees living in his country. He told Palestine TV that he would do everything possible to ensure that the Palestinian people do not remain subjected to injustice …

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency announced on Friday, more than two years after stepping down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war of independence, had ruled the North African country for two decades before his resignation in April 2019 after street protests …

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said Thursday that there had been courtesy calls with members of the new government and that the Fund was ready to engage in the period ahead. Talks between the previous government and the IMF collapsed last year. The World Bank says Lebanon’s economic crisis is one of the worst on record. …

Since the announcement of the new government on September 10, the Lebanese pound has appreciated more than 30% against the US dollar in the parallel market. Image credit: Reuters Dubai: Despite the formation of a new government in Lebanon after 13 months of political paralysis, the recovery of its economy after a total collapse will …

The lingering economic crisis in Lebanon threatens to undo decades of progress in the well-being of the population, the WHO chief said on Friday, adding that international aid was urgently needed to deal with the ” dire situation ”. Speaking during his visit to the Middle Eastern country, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the crisis in …

Less than a month ago, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah announced that an Iranian oil tanker was on its way to aid in fuel-starved Lebanon, challenging the United States and Israel to stop it. On Thursday, 20 trucks, each carrying 50,000 liters of Iranian fuel, entered northeast Lebanon via Syria. The trucks duly proceeded to the …

We know how to foster greater diversity in the student body, because some public universities have done so. When the University of Texas, Austin, started to admit the top 10 percent out of every high school graduating class in the state in the late 1990s, he created pathways for schools in historically more disadvantaged communities …

The influencers aim to challenge Lebanon’s sectarian culture and put out inflammatory narratives as the country seeks to rebuild itself. Twenty social media influencers from Lebanon have come together to open various conversations about social, cultural and political tensions in hopes of challenging bigotry across the country. The group includes Nadine Nassib Njeim – an …

In his first interview with an international media outlet since the formation of a government a week ago, Mikati admitted that some Lebanese would find it difficult to trust him and his government after so many politicians failed them in the pass. But, he told CNN, it is “time to have a government” to make …

The debt limit is the amount of money Congress allows the Treasury to borrow. It was suspended three times under the Trump administration and has been lifted dozens of times since 1960. Created at the start of World War I so that Congress no longer needed to approve every bond issue, the cap debt has …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the Middle Eastern nation in crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from an earlier deal late last year, …

Activists from the Indian Youth Congress shout slogans during a protest marking the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad, India on Friday, September 17, 2021. A policeman arrests a member of the Indian Youth Congress during a protest where he and others staged a protest to mark the birthday of Indian Prime …

Good Friday morning, dear researchers. This is Kathy Miller, associate editor on behalf of John. Let’s dive right in. Jobs in the private sector recovered after the COVID-19 shutdown, but growth in non-educational employment in state and local governments across the country has been largely depleted. Pew Charitable Trust Data I will propose. All public …

by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the country hit by the crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from …

Lebanon resumes a long-awaited forensic audit to shed light on the financial disaster that plunged the country into crippling economic collapse. Lebanese President Michel Aoun signed a decree on September 1, 2021, to allocate 4.9 billion Lebanese pounds (2.7 million euros, $ 3.2 million) to the global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M ) …

Another week has passed, and Friday is here. What is the status of vaccines? Depends on who you ask. Is the pandemic getting better or worse? Depends on where you look. And how is the global economy doing as it tries to bounce back from COVID-19? Again, it’s in the eye of the beholder. The …

Lebanese politics should be added to French literature and philosophy programs. This would fit very well into the study of the philosophy of the absurd. So, as they say in France, culture is like jam: the less we have, the more it must be disseminated. I will spread my lack of culture and my slight …

Beirut, Lebanon – The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the EU to adopt targeted sanctions against Lebanese officials involved in corruption and obstructing the investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut. In a vote on Thursday, 571 of 681 members of the European Parliament backed the resolution, which condemned Lebanese political …

Beirut – Reuters On Thursday, the Lebanese cabinet approved its political plan to deal with the worst financial collapse in history. As Lebanon plunges into the abyss of economic collapse, three quarters of its population are on the brink of poverty and the local currency has lost 90% of its value in the past two …

The judge investigating the devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut last year issued an arrest warrant for a former minister after he failed to appear for questioning, according to a court source. “Judge Tareq Bitar has issued an arrest warrant in absentia against former Minister of Public Works and Transport Youssef Fenianos,” the source …

The Lebanese national flag flies in Beirut, Lebanon on August 18, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay BRUSSELS, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – The European Union should still consider imposing sanctions on Lebanese politicians who block the progress of the new government, the European Parliament said on Thursday, calling the Lebanese crisis a man-made disaster. This week, …

After nearly a year of dragging and wrangling over forming a much-needed cabinet, the Lebanese nation finally learned on September 10 that officials had succeeded in forming a government on which all parties concerned were desirous. ‘OK. All political parties involved but not the whole nation. The announcement came as a surprise on Friday, as …

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 …

Murr says the best way to honor their memory is to find out the truth. “The good truth too – not just one version of the truth, a convenient white lie. At the moment we don’t have answers to our questions and that’s what hurts us. Loading However, the judge responsible for finding these answers …

Iran has a target in Lebanon and that is to send tankers with fuel to Syria which will help make Lebanon less dependent on the West. Like many Iranian policies, such as uranium enrichment, the current policy is more complex than the Western media portrayed. Iran likes to play foreign relations with a mixture of …

Added September 14, 2021 Assad Mirza The human tragedy unfolding in Lebanon could be blamed on its corrupt politicians, but its roots run deep in Lebanese sectarianism. While the world seems to have been too busy with developments in Afghanistan, another tragedy is unfolding in Lebanon. One country facing one crisis after another. However, the …

After a year of political paralysis that sank its economy, Lebanon finally has a new government. Analysts wonder, however, if Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the richest man in the country, will make the reforms needed to revive the ailing nation and save Lebanon from bankruptcy. His cabinet reinforces the country’s crippling bigotry and Gulf Arabs …

After a year of political paralysis that sank its economy, Lebanon finally has a new government. Analysts wonder, however, if Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the richest man in the country, will make the reforms needed to revive the ailing nation and save Lebanon from bankruptcy. His cabinet reinforces the country’s crippling bigotry and Gulf Arabs …

On a trip to Lebanon last week, US Senator Christopher Murphy had promised to find additional means “to support” the Lebanese population and the Lebanese army. On September 7, Murphy kept his promise after US President Joe Biden authorized Secretary of State Antony Blinken to raise a total of $ 47 million to provide aid …

The supermarket corridor along Route 12A in western Lebanon has long been smashed. Consumer spending fell off a cliff during the Great Recession of 2007-09. Then Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 flooded some shopping centers, forcing many stores to close for months while the damage was repaired. A massive shift to online ordering over the …

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 …