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The realities and attitudes towards the faith and community of Arab Christians are very different from those of their Western counterparts, as they are immersed and shaped by the multiple struggles that surround them, writes Harry Hagopian. Father Emmanuel Gharib, president of the National Evangelical Church of Kuwait and pastor of the Presbyterian Church of …

Beirut, Lebanon – With its economy in tatters and political wrangling hampering the prospects for recovery, Lebanon has little reason to celebrate in 2021. Towards the end of the year, Lebanese expatriates and tourists flock to the country, giving hungry restaurants, pubs and nightclubs a much needed injection of cash. But as hotels, restaurants and …

By ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writer A late drop pulled the major indices in the red on Wall Street on Thursday, leaving the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly below the records they set a day earlier. The benchmark S&P 500 fell 0.3%. The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq each fell …

Turkey’s historically strong relationship with Lebanon has been overshadowed by geopolitics and regional rivalries, namely the Iranian-Saudi battle for influence in the Middle East. Nevertheless, Ankara did openings in Lebanon in the form of aid and political support, and this is felt especially in areas with a Sunni majority. Tripoli is the poorest region in …

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can export a wide range of products to Lebanon and the business community should step up efforts to tap the Beirut market to improve trade and exports, said Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Lebanon Salman Athar . During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CICI) on Wednesday, the envoy held in-depth …

A series of events suggests that the utility of at least some of the militias – in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine – is declining. As their popularity wanes, their relationship with Iran faces headwinds. This is an important development. After all, Iran’s basic strategy and defense concepts, in place since the clergy-led revolution overthrew …

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday central bank governor Riad Salameh is expected to remain in office for now, signaling continued political support for him despite investigations into embezzlement at home and abroad . “You don’t change your officers during a war,” Mikati said at a press conference referring to Mr. Salameh, adding …

BEIRUT – Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday that central bank governor Riad Salameh is expected to remain in office for now despite investigations into embezzlement against him at home and abroad. Speaking to reporters, Mikati said that “you don’t change officers during a war” in reference to Salameh, adding that he would …

By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA – Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military-controlled Myanmar court on Monday deferred verdicts on two charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused of importing and detaining walkie-talkies without following official procedures , said a legal official familiar with the matter. noted. The case in court in the capital, Naypyitaw, …

“All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health care, good governance and the protection of human rights”, he added. declared Secretary General António Guterres. ‘Critical role’ Speaking at a press conference marking the end of his three-day solidarity mission, he said that if the country …