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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 …

In 2020, the world saw Lebanon recover from worsening crises: soaring inflation, civil unrest that spilled over from the previous year, unruly spread of COVID-19 and a deadly port explosion that devastated the country’s capital. . But what happened in 2021 was a return to crises at the institutional level – top-down rot. After 13 …

CHICAGO: Teachers and educators in Iran continued to protest in more than 100 cities this week against the mullahs’ regime’s oppressive policies that target educators, officials from the US-based National Council of Resistance of Iran said on Friday. United. NCRI officials said the protests began on December 15, demanding better treatment of teachers and educators. …

The year 2021 has not been filled with favorable results for Iran. However, with the swearing-in of a new U.S. Democratic administration in January and the installation this summer of a die-hard Iranian president in Ebrahim Raisi – a goal long sought by Tehran’s rulers – senior Iranian officials are expect the situation in Iran …

The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits remained unchanged last week, remaining at an all-time low that reflects the strong recovery in the labor market after the coronavirus recession last year. Unemployment claims remained at 205,000. The four-week average, which eases week-over-week highs and lows, rose to just over 206,000. The numbers suggest the spread …

Mandatory vaccination passes aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19 went into effect in Tunisia on Wednesday, despite some popular opposition and criticism from the rights group Amnesty International. Only people with a vaccination record and their national identity card can now access cafes, banks, shopping centers and state institutions. Dozens of people demonstrated Tuesday …

BEIRUT: At the end of a meeting chaired Wednesday by President Michel Aoun, the Lebanese Supreme Defense Council decided to extend the current period of general mobilization until the end of March 2022. It also announced opening measures borders with Syria for residents vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19. The council called on all military …

After hearing and seeing for himself the suffering of the Lebanese people, the UN chief told political leaders on Tuesday that they “have no right to be divided”, leaving the nation paralyzed, in the middle multiple seizures. “All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health …

BEIRUT (AP) – The UN chief warned on Tuesday that the international community is unlikely to provide much needed support to Lebanon amid the continued paralysis of his government and as the country goes through a “very dramatic crisis “. Antonio Guterres’ remarks came at the end of his three-day visit in which he repeatedly …

We have to admit that Lebanon is a failed state. Other states have already taken this path, while some Arab and other neighboring countries are suffering from financial, economic and social collapse, threatening them with disintegration. Perhaps the most serious of these is the suffering of Iraq, Syria and Jordan. Egypt, Turkey and Israel, meanwhile, …

Lebanon is one of the smallest but amazing countries in the world, where you can meet the cutest people in your life, eat like a king / queen, party like you are in Ibiza and visit the most ancient historical sites of the world. Even though Lebanon has many problems, come and visit Lebanon, buy …

The international community has not done enough to support Lebanon, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The country is suffering from a severe economic crisis while trying to accommodate more than a million Syrian refugees. During a three-day visit to Lebanon, Guterres pleaded for more support after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun. “I think …

Lebanon could reach a preliminary agreement for financial support with the International Monetary Fund in January or February, according to local press reports citing the country’s deputy prime minister. Saadeh Al Shami was quoted by broadcaster Al Jadeed on Sunday as saying that a ministerial committee agreed with the governor of Lebanon’s central bank that …

BEIRUT: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Lebanon on Sunday for an official visit to the country. The UN Information Office in Beirut said the visit was a gesture of solidarity and that the Secretary-General “will reiterate the support of the whole United Nations family, the political mission, the peacekeeping forces and humanitarian …

CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) – Nevada’s unemployment rate remains among the highest in the United States as the pandemic continues to inject uncertainty into the economy and hamper full recovery. Unemployment has declined steadily since the peak of the pandemic at a faster rate than almost any other state. But Nevada’s unemployment rate remains the …

In a video message to the Lebanese people, Guterres said he was deeply concerned about the difficulties he is facing, stressing the UN solidarity with the country. Next week I will travel to Lebanon with a simple message: the @UN stands with you. I look forward to engaging with people from all walks of life …

LONDON: Oil prices fell on Friday, heading for a slight decline during the week, amid fears that the slowdown in the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant could affect demand. Brent crude futures fell 1.5% to $ 73.88 a barrel at 1:10 p.m. Riyadh time, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 1.4% to …

Lebanon’s national currency collapsed again on Monday, exacerbating inflation and people’s desperation (Photo: AP) The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon is far from over. Lebanese Agriculture Minister Abbas Hassan added salt to the insult on Tuesday by declaring that the war in Yemen must end, whoever wins. Former Lebanese Information Minister George Kurdahi …

Lebanese authorities are failing to protect the rights to health and life of the country’s population amid the current crisis that prevents patients from purchasing or accessing essential medicines, Amnesty International said today. Since the subsidies were lifted in November, drug prices in Lebanon have quadrupled compared to 2019, when the economic crisis began, and …

Al-Wefaq is a Shiite opposition group banned in Bahrain for allegedly undermining the state and spreading bigotry. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi ordered the expulsion of non-Lebanese members of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, banned in Bahrain since 2016. On Wednesday, Mawlawi, during a call with his Bahraini counterpart Rashid bin …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – With inflation soaring and unemployment falling, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it would cut back its support to the economy more quickly and expects to raise interest rates three times l ‘next year. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has said the US economy is growing …

The bloc addressed a variety of topics, including the ongoing war in Yemen, developments in Lebanon, the illegal occupation of Palestine and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Gulf countries have declared their readiness to deal “seriously and effectively” with the Iranian nuclear issue among several others at the 42nd Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] summit Tuesday …

Lebanon’s national currency collapsed again on Monday, exacerbating inflation and people’s desperation (Photo: AP) The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon is far from over. Lebanese Agriculture Minister Abbas Hassan added salt to the insult on Tuesday by declaring that the war in Yemen must end, whoever wins. Former Lebanese Information Minister George Kurdahi …

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s call for national unity strikes a chord on the centenary of the Iraqi nation-state DUBAI: Iraq was a cradle of civilization long before it became a modern nation state exactly 100 years ago, the country’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in a speech on Saturday at the occasion of the country’s …

In a way, Chris McKinley’s real home is the train station and train stations that surround the art galleries, shops, and restaurants that have sprung up in White River Junction over the past 20 years. Twice a day, in the late morning and early evening, McKinley opens the station for Amtrak passengers. One recent evening, …

LONDON: “I’m the one who strikes,” said Lebanese investigative journalist Riad Kobeissi – repeating the infamous line from American drama “Breaking Bad” – while looking straight into the camera. In his Al-Jadeed show “The Corrupt Regime Falls”, Kobeissi spoke directly to the now jailed former director general of Lebanese port customs, Badri Daher after the …

Woman seeking to recover money from her bank accounts in Lebanon has secured a payment of $ 2.8 million from a French court in a ruling that could trigger a greater exodus of money from the crisis-stricken country , where de facto capital controls were imposed. The Saradar Bank must pay the woman the money …

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Christmas trees have been hard to come by for some people in the Lowcountry this year, but a Berkeley County tree farm has a stock that should last. Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm has both pre-cut Fraser firs and other trees that you can cut yourself. The farm offers a happy sight …

Between the ongoing tragedy of the COVID pandemic and rising tensions in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea, it’s no surprise that little Lebanon and its terrible suffering are often overlooked. But world leaders must not be fooled: the fate of more than just a small nation is at stake. What happens in Lebanon …

MENANDS, NY (NEWS10) – For seven years, Dr David Chico, a veterinarian, volunteered for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) helping animals affected by natural disasters. Over the course of four years, he helped ensure that 53 cats were brought to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) so they could be adopted into loving …

In depth: Already one of the most food insecure regions in the world, the Middle East could be particularly affected by the ongoing crisis, with serious security implications. In October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) set a new ten-year record for world food prices. Basic food items like grains, sugar …

In a comment posted on a Federal Reserve Bank of New York blog in April, four economists argued that “while large by historical standards, the savings accumulated by American households during the pandemic do not appear to be “Excessive” for the extraordinary need of many American families. Millions of Americans could once again be rocked …

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (AP) – The Bosnian Minister of Security was formally charged with embezzlement and corruption for illegal sale of arms and military equipment ten years ago while serving as Minister of defense. The highest court in the Balkan country confirmed the indictment against Selmo Cikotic on Wednesday, accusing him of depriving the …

The political tension over Hezbollah’s arms reappeared after the joint Franco-Saudi declaration which called for the arms to be under the sole authority of legitimate state institutions. While Hezbollah rejected the provision relating to its weapons, Paris called on Lebanon to “prove its credibility in its commitment to reforms, in particular structural reforms which require …

Jumana Zahid, the Saudi producer who is also the manager of Red Sea Lodge, the Red Sea Film Festival’s project lab, believes she can see the growth of the country’s burgeoning film industry before her eyes. “You can see the maturity in the submissions,” says Zahid. “The idea of ​​applying for a lab, writing a …

The leader of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Joumblat, denounced “today, more than ever, we live in another Lebanon”. “The Lebanese decision has been completely usurped by a party that stretches from here to the Islamic Republic” of Iran, Joumblat said in an interview with the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal, referring to Hezbollah. “At the …

A victim of the pedophile soldier Michael McGuinness today waives his anonymity to call the perpetrator a “predator of children who were hiding in plain sight”. In a shocking interview with the Sunday World, Derek Whelan, 49, reveals how McGuinness: He looked after him from the age of eight by bringing him gifts from Lebanon …

For months, protesters in Lebanon remained in the streets after the spark of the October 2019 uprising, when tens of thousands of people gathered to protest against corruption and the economic downturn and call for accountability and social rights. Now they have focused their energy not on the barricades but on the ballot boxes, hoping …

Lebanon has a faith-based power-sharing system where the number of representatives, political positions and the distribution of power are predetermined among the country’s religious groups. There are 18 recognized religious communities in Lebanon, and with its sect-based power-sharing system, a comprehensive Lebanese identity is not on the horizon. Lebanon is one of the most extreme …

A member of the Loyalty to Resistance bloc affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group, MP Hassan Ezz El-Din, called on Prime Minister Najib Mikati to remove obstacles preventing the cabinet from meeting, Anadolu reported. “We demand that the Prime Minister and the officials concerned remove the obstacles and put an end to the causes which …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The French President and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia had a joint phone call with the Lebanese Prime Minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a meaningful gesture amid a crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said …

Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal Columnist, author, editor and poet VB Price’s book “Albuquerque – A Town at the End of the World” provides a glimpse into how Marina Oborotova viewed her new home when she moved here from Moscow in 1992 as the world was undergoing a seismic change. While appreciating its natural beauty …

Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon was home to the ancient Phoenicians and Romans. A small country, it has sandy beaches, high mountains and historic ruins. At the turn of the 20th century, France left a lasting and sophisticated impression after two decades of control. Sadly, Lebanon’s history since its independence in 1943 has been …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s Information Minister is expected to announce his resignation on Friday, in a bid to ease an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Local media reported that Minister George Kordahi intended to step down, weeks after television comments he had made criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen sparked …

The United States signaled ahead of next week’s Democracy Summit that it is unlikely to translate empty words into adherence to human rights and democratic values ​​in the Middle East into a policy that demonstrates seriousness and commitment. In a statement, the State Department said the December 9-10 summit would “present an affirmative agenda for …

Al-Nahar, Lebanon, November 25 Anyone who listened to President Michel Aoun’s speech on Lebanon’s Independence Day would immediately realize that the intractable problems Lebanon is facing today are caused either by Hezbollah or by the one of his allies, including President Aoun himself. This is the case of the axes taken up in Aoun’s speech: …

Live Updates: Follow the latest news on Covid-19 Omicron variant Lebanese health authorities will impose a curfew on unvaccinated people during the upcoming holiday period as concerns grow over a new wave of coronavirus caused by the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Lebanon has yet to register a case of Omicron, but fears the virus could spread …