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Lebanon presented on Sunday its response to the initiative led by Kuwait and the Arab states of the Gulf to end the rift between them. Relations between Lebanon and the Gulf Arab states are at their lowest in years, further impacting the Lebanese economic crisis. The rift was sparked by earlier public comments ex-information minister …

By DAVID McHUGH – Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European economy slowed noticeably late last year as rising COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant added to supply shortages and rising energy prices which has reduced the purchasing power of consumers. The result: an economic winter of discontent that may not lift until …

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said it expected the Mediterranean country’s parliamentary elections to be held on time in May, days after former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would would not stand for election. “Everything indicates that the legislative elections will take place on time,” Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary general of Hezbollah, said …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Sunday it saw no reason to delay May’s legislative elections, days after politics were upended by the withdrawal of Saad al -Hariri of public life. Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician and three-time former prime minister, said on Monday he would boycott the vote https://www.Reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanons-hariri-expected-announce- election-boycott-party-members-say-2022-01-24, …

The scale and scope of Lebanon’s deliberate depression leads to the disintegration of the main pillars of Lebanon’s political economy after the civil war. This manifests itself in a collapse of the most basic public services; persistent and debilitating internal political discord; and massive brain drain. Meanwhile, the poor and middle class, who were never …

All bets off for Lebanon after Hariri’s withdrawal Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, on his way to the meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Kuwait, said: “I am not going there to hand over the weapons of Hezbollah. If he was going to deliver only flowery language and empty words, it was better that …

The first-ever peace attempt launched by the Gulf neighbors for Lebanon, which is plagued by economic collapse, social unrest and remains determined to establish a viable government bent on rooting out corruption while withdrawing from the old Prime Minister. Gulf Arab states are seeking to mend a stalemate with Lebanon, Kuwait’s foreign minister said during …

Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi was sentenced to an additional eight years in prison and seventy-four additional lashes after a cursory five-minute trial in Tehran in late January. This is yet another shameful chapter in the shameful history of Iran’s theocratic regime. Mohammadi is vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, led by …

Rising inflation and post-pandemic economic uncertainty have driven demand for gold to its highest level in two years, according to the World Gold Council. The organization’s latest report shows appetite for the metal hit 1,147 tonnes in the last three months of 2021, its highest level since the second quarter of 2019 and an increase …

By JOE McDONALD – AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday as traders eagerly awaited U.S. employment cost data that could influence the Federal Reserve’s decisions on planned interest rate hikes. . Tokyo and Seoul advanced while Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Wall Street fell for a third day …

A Lebanese man who robbed a bank to withdraw his own money has been hailed as a hero in Lebanon, where citizens are furious at capital controls that prevent them from accessing their savings amid a financial meltdown. Abdallah Assaii, a 37-year-old cafe owner, is accused of holding seven employees of a BBAC bank hostage …

LEBANON, Mo. – New job opportunities are coming soon to the Lebanese community. A central Missouri-based company called Ice Cream Factory is expanding its manufacturing facility to the city. The company owners said they plan to produce 100 million pints of ice cream a year. It also means, they said, a total of 130 new …

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday lowered its growth forecast for this year, but said Europe’s largest economy remains “robust” and will return to pre-pandemic size in 2022. The Economy Ministry predicted that gross domestic product will grow by 3.6%, down from the 4.1% forecast by the German government at the end of …

This does not mean that the Church has always followed the same line when it comes to Lebanese politics. He sometimes opposed Lebanese Maronite presidents who threatened his agenda. When President Chamoun sought to extend his term in 1958, the Church did not support him. Yet the Church has been consistent on one thing: it …

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The collapse began in October 2019 and plunged more than 75% of the country’s population into poverty. The same political class blamed for decades of corruption and mismanagement that led to the crisis has done next to nothing to help Lebanon out of the crisis. The Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% of its …

A participant stands near a World Bank logo at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Rulers ‘captured’ state for economic gain, bank says Lebanon’s economic implosion is one of the worst …

the United Arab Emirates (WATER) (69) and Qatar (63) are perhaps the best performing countries in the region, but both have weathered major transnational scandals. The Pandora Papers investigations revealed the use of offshore accounts by the Emir of Qatar and the country’s former prime minister, alongside the vice president and prime minister of the …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Monday as investors anticipated it Federal Reserve inflation-fighting measures and worry about the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The stock exchange extended its three week drop and put the benchmark S&P 500 on track …

The Cabinet on Monday approved the granting of transport allowances to members of the armed forces, set at a monthly sum of 1.2 million Lebanese pounds for each soldier. The Council also appointed the members of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and decided to double the hourly salary of contract public teachers. Regarding the state budget, …

Lebanese leader Saad al-Hariri said yesterday he was retiring from political life and would not stand in parliamentary elections, reversing Lebanon’s sectarian politics as the country grapples with a financial crisis.Three-time prime minister Hariri also called on his party not to field any candidates in the May vote, saying several factors were behind his decision, …

In a televised address on Monday afternoon, Hariri, three-time prime minister and the country’s most prominent Sunni politician, announced that he was retiring from political life. He called on all members of his Future Movement party, which is the largest Sunni parliamentary bloc in the country, to do the same. Hariri said neither he nor …

Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. GMT:There are around 250,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, and around 99% of them are immigrants with work permits. The majority are women from Ethiopia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, earning meager wages. They work under the kafala – or sponsorship – system, which has been likened to modern …

(Reuters) – Lebanese officials will start talks with the International Monetary Fund on Monday, an official government source told Reuters. An IMF spokesman also told Reuters on Saturday that a team would begin virtual talks with Lebanese authorities next week. The Lebanese government has said it hopes to reach an initial agreement with the fund …

Gulf Arab adherence to Jewish minority reflected in Bahrain cemetery restoration project DUBAI: For more than a century, a small cemetery in the heart of Manama served as the final resting place for members of Bahrain’s tiny Jewish community, which is the most established of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Located a …

In recent years, the Eastern Mediterranean has become one of the main crossroads of global geopolitics. Turkey is one of the main Mediterranean countries: from the Syrian border in the east to Greece in the west, the northeastern part of the Mediterranean is made up of Turkish territorial waters and borders. Eastern Mediterranean countries such …

In the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral of St. Elijah and St. Gregory the Illuminator in the Lebanese capital, the Cilicia Patriarch of Armenian Catholics, Raphael Bedros xxi Minassian, invites everyone to overcome differences by turning to Christ the Redeemer and the mystery of the Eucharist. Opening the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Beirut, Lebanon, Cilician …

Retired General Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics. Golan, a former deputy military chief, is now a lawmaker in the accommodating Meretz party, where he has repeatedly spoken out against settler violence against …

THE Lebanese hope that in 2022 there will be a change in the fortunes of the country after several years of worsening economic, social and political chaos. So far, however, there is no sign of the turnaround the country is yearning for. Lebanese Christians are counting on the support in the form of prayers from …

RIYADH: Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency internationally, traded higher on Thursday, rising 1.80% to $41,935 as of 11:34 a.m. Riyadh time. Ether, the second most traded cryptocurrency, was priced at $3,128, up 2.55%, according to data from Coindesk. Other news: The UK and Spain are introducing crackdowns on cryptocurrency advertising this week. UK Finance Minister Rishi …

So why is this the case? Although there are probably myriad reasons, it is very important to focus on the separation of economic development and political dysfunction in Northern Ireland as well as the role of foreign powers in its politics. Peace and stability in Northern Ireland did not necessarily come from the political settlement …

Online controversy: Viral satirical video of Israeli comedian mocking UAE normalization divides viewers LONDON: A satirical Arabic-language Israeli song criticizing normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has gone viral in the Middle East this week, causing a stir online. The song “Dubai, Dubai” was performed by Israeli comedian and activist Noam Shuster-Eliassi and …

In the past month, there has again been an upsurge in political violence in Iraq. But, instead of the American bases or convoys that are often attacked, there were less usual targets. Last week, grenades were thrown at offices belonging to Sunni Muslim and Iraqi Kurdish political parties in Baghdad. On January 16, grenades were …

LONDON: The large-scale export of Captagon from Syria and Lebanon is the legacy of a decade of conflict combined with widespread corruption, and reliance on drug revenues is turning both countries into narco -States, according to a new report from Britain’s Channel 4 News. In Lebanon, militias and gangs operating in Hezbollah-controlled areas such as …

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. During a brief standoff at border control after arriving on a flight from Warsaw, Poroshenko accused border guards of confiscating his passport. He then emerged in …

In the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Elijah and Saint Gregory the Illuminator in the Lebanese capital, the Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics, Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian, invites everyone to overcome differences by turning to Christ the Redeemer and the mystery of the Eucharist. By Tiziana Campisi Opening the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity …

STATUS UPDATE Humanitarian conditions The humanitarian impact of the August 2020 explosion at the port of Beirut was immense, and the broader context of the complex crisis in which it unfolded made the path to recovery and resilience difficult. The double explosion, caused by the detonation of hundreds of tons of highly explosive fertilizer stored …

Tunisia’s stricken economy needs “deep reforms” such as cutting its wage bill, the country’s outgoing International Monetary Fund chief has said as the government seeks a new bailout. Jerome Vacher, speaking in an interview at the end of his three-year term as the global lender’s envoy to the North African country, said the coronavirus pandemic …

The experience of northeast Syria presents a challenge to end the use of children in conflict DUBAI: Rawan Al-Aleku was visiting a friend in Debrassiye, northeast Syria, in the summer of 2020 when she was drafted into the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias formed in 2014 to fight Daesh. She …

The dominant discourse in the United States becomes dominated by the belief that the Middle East has lost its central position in the superpower’s strategic calculations. US dependence on Middle Eastern oil has diminished significantly since the beginning of an era of unipolarity; in fact, the United States is now one of the largest oil …

BEIRUT: As the Lebanese people continue to grapple with the effects of the financial crisis in the country, political unrest and the consequences of the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut, concern is growing about the health consequences of these crises mental. Although no exact statistics are available on how many people are taking …

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO – AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Americans shrugged off shortages, soaring prices and uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released on Friday show that after spending vigorously at the start of the holiday season, consumers slowed down their purchases …

Photo credit: Lauren Smith Do you like Morning Chalk Up? Access additional exclusive interviews, analysis and stories with an Rx subscription. Five years ago, Ramzi Kamareddine opened 9616 CrossFit in Lebanon, and within three years he had a thriving gym with over 200 members. But in the past two years, the country has been hit …

Six years after denouncing the Iran nuclear deal, Arab Gulf states are encouraging their regional rival to return to the deal and are embarking on a separate diplomatic campaign to pressure Tehran to drop both its nuclear pursuit and its interference in the Arab States. Indeed, the Gulf states believe they have the most to …

Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview for the Reuters Next conference, in Beirut, Lebanon November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank said on Thursday that a judge leading one of several investigations against …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Lael Brainard pledged in written remarks Wednesday to help the Federal Reserve fight a spike in inflation while supporting economic recovery — a delicate balancing act it would face if it were confirmed as Fed No. 2 official. Brainard, a member of the central bank’s …

Lebanon is suffering from one of the worst economic crises the world has ever seen, forcing many of its citizens to seek a better life abroad. Some join other migrants in making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is currently in the grip of a brutal economic crisis, with more than half of …

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Seeking to capitalize on Kentucky’s economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday offered to inject money into the development of new industrial development sites and the construction of a research in the Appalachians to promote the state’s agro-tech sector. The governor said his budget plan calls for the use of $ …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – High inflation is wreaking havoc on American families, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell admitted in remarks to be delivered at a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, where he is sure to faced with difficult questions on the subject. “We know that high inflation comes at a …

VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In his annual address to the Vatican Diplomatic Corps on Monday, January 10, Pope Francis once again expressed support for global vaccination efforts, while condemning “ideological divisions” fueled by disinformation. In the speech, in which the Pope traditionally takes stock of the world’s most pressing problems, Francis called for “a multiple …

AL-MUKALLA: Yemeni army and government-loyal Giant Brigade forces on Sunday took control of parts of Ain district, the last pocket of territory held by Iran-backed Houthis in the southern province of Shabwa, local officials and media said. The Giants Brigades, backed by warplanes belonging to the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, forced their way …

Austin Bay At the start of 2022, four strategic challenges to the post-WWII international order generate psychological ambiguity – that is, simple human fear – which promotes ethnic and sectarian slaughter and sows gender. bloody “proxy” wars that degenerate into major regional wars. Warning to all who care about planet Earth: when major regional wars …

Some friends, as they commented on the results of the 2009 parliamentary elections, reminded me that Hezbollah “broke its promise … ‘whoever wins should rule.’ Instead, he imposed his blockade third party on the first government formed after the elections, only to overthrow it when the head of that government, Saad Hariri, entered the White …

Inter-ministerial disputes over the control of penitentiary establishments, coupled with police brutality and lack of funding, have exacerbated the human rights situation of those incarcerated in the country. In a Lebanon already without law, prisons border on purgatories. Roumieh, for example, the country’s largest detention center – which just a few years ago held the …

Sacred, historic, ancient and breathtaking. These are some of the first words that come to mind when you see the priceless antiques and archaeological sites in Lebanon. A country so rich in history, it has some of the most inhabited cities in the world and archaeological sites from Roman times. The anthropological heritage of the …

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria said on Tuesday it thwarted an attack in the northeastern region of Deir Ezzor, the day after the second anniversary of the murder of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. After spotting “several indirect fire rocket launch sites that posed an imminent threat,” coalition forces “carried out strikes to eliminate …

There will be a lot to discuss at the General Secretariat of the 35th OIC Session of the Islamic International Crescent Committee (ICCI) on January 5th. Although there are pockets of stability and socio-economic development in the OIC, especially the most economically developed Gulf countries and Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, the challenges …

Egypt’s 15 million Coptic Christians join national celebrations with renewed hope LONDON: On Sunday, the 15 million Coptic Christians in Egypt and another 2 million in migrant communities scattered around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter. The following day, along with Egyptians of all faiths, Coptic Christians will celebrate the national holiday of Sham Ennessim. Like …

Red jumpsuits, Salvador Dalí’s masks and the revolutionary Italian anti-fascist hymn “Bella Ciao” ​​are no longer simply elements that make up the iconoclastic Spanish drama “Money Heist”. They managed to bleed themselves out in real life as many protesters – from the hit show’s home country to Lebanon, Indonesia and beyond – imbued these motives …

Two years have passed since the Trump administration ordered the assassination of senior Iranian general Qassem Suleimani in the hope of not only sending a message to Iran, but also halting much of the ambitions. of Iran in the region. While the general’s death apparently did little to stop Iran’s regional ambitions, his absence certainly …

Henry Jones wrote the following article in The Independent: Covid-19 conspiratorial groups could pivot to push climate misinformation in 2022, experts have warned. Ciaran O’Connor, an analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), told the PA news agency that coronavirus misinformation on topics such as vaccines and blockages may shift to focus on politics …

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A protester is seen inside the United States Capitol on January 06, 2021 … [+] in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 victory over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators have said they will reject Electoral College votes in several …

In his 1968 review of “Blood and Freedom”, an exhibition by Arref El Rayess (1928-2005) opened in the aftermath of the Six Day War, journalist Walid Shmait noted formal inconsistencies in the artist’s work. . He observed: “The path of revolution, for El Rayess, is divided in its appearances but is unified in concept and …