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TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — A week ago, the boat carrying Bilal Dandashi, his relatives and dozens of others hoping to flee Lebanon and reach Europe sank in the Mediterranean. Dandashi still doesn’t know if his wife and children are alive or dead. Their boat sank in the dark of night within seconds after colliding with …

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and DÁNICA COTO – The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The prime minister of the British Virgin Islands appeared in federal court in Miami on Friday following his arrest on charges of cocaine trafficking, while the British governor of the Caribbean territory announced that a corruption investigation had found good reasons …

A BNSF Railway export grain train travels through the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, California in June 2014. (Chase Gunnoe) CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Russia’s self-inflicted economic recession following the war in Ukraine will likely undo more than a decade of economic progress as other countries end ties with Russians. For the United States, this …

A work by Aref El Rayess at the exhibition. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer Beirut and the Golden Sixties: A Manifesto of Fragility, is an exhibition at Gropius Bau, Berlin (March 25 – June 12). It revisits an exhilarating chapter of global modernism in Beirut, from the Lebanese crisis of 1958 to 1975, the year that …

April 28, 2022 Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging the administration to engage with Lebanon to ensure fairness and transparency in its next parliamentary session. May 15 elections. In light of the ongoing political, economic and health crises …

Mauritius supports the organization of Expo 2030 by Saudi Arabia because it is the best candidate: minister RIYADH: Mauritius will vote for Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030 as it believes the Kingdom has the best capabilities among the candidate nations, according to the Mauritian minister in charge of foreign affairs, regional integration and international …

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, echoing a broad decline on Wall Street and driven by concerns about how the war in Ukraine could drive up prices for oil and other commodities. Tokyo’s benchmark rose after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced measures to help poor families …

Lebanon was born as a house divided. Today, this division manifests itself in a conflict between an Iranian-backed “resistance camp” that is unilaterally waging war on behalf of the country, and a large part of the population yearning for normality. This weekend, elements of the latter convened a conference in Harissa to call on Lebanon …

After losing power for 24 hours in 2021, Lebanon continued to face severe power shortages due to years of poor infrastructure investment that led many people to rely on polluting diesel generators. for their food. The Lebanese population currently receives between one and two hours of electricity a day, and with ongoing political instability there …

Lebanon still seems to be at a crossroads. However, this time it is surely different. Two overlapping crises have made the present moment unique in Lebanon’s recent history. In this seminar, Bassel F. Salloukh from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies shares his analysis. The first crisis concerns the post-war sectarian political system rooted …

By SYLVIE CORBET – Associated Press PARIS (AP) — In just five years as president of France, Emmanuel Macron has gone from a young political novice to a key global player and heavyweight decision-maker in the European Union who has been deeply involved in the efforts to end Russia’s war in Ukraine. And now he …

Visit to Lebanon: Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter (A/HRC/50/38/Add.1) [EN/AR] – Lebanon

human rights councilFiftieth sessionJune 13–July 8, 2022Agenda Item 3Promotion and protection of all human, civil,political, economic, social and cultural rights,including the right to development Summary Lebanon is plunged into one of the worst economic and financial crises in its history. The destruction of the national currency, exorbitant price increases and the collapse of the banking …

Islamabad: The collapse of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Iran-Saudi dialogue could forge a new round of tensions for the two countries, said Dr. Hamid Reza Azizi, researcher at the German Institute of International Affairs and security. Dr Azizi was delivering a speech at a webinar on ‘Saudi Arabia-Iran standoff over …

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled on Wall Street on Friday, leaving the S&P 500 with its biggest one-day loss in nearly seven weeks, as concerns mount over soaring interest rates and efforts of the US central bank to fight inflation. Several disappointing corporate earnings …

RAMALLAH: The UN has expressed deep concern over the escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, as clashes erupted again at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on Friday. “We are deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel over the past month,” said Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Jerome Powell isn’t as happy with the robust U.S. job market as you might think, and he and the Federal Reserve plan to do something about it: take it down a notch. On Thursday, Powell described the labor market as “extremely, historically” tight and …

Sri Lanka recorded the first victims of its spiraling economic crisis several days ago, with one protester dead and 24 others injured. It came from police firing shots at a crowd demanding the removal of a government they hold responsible for the country’s predicament. Now: Citizens cannot access essentials such as fuel, medicine and food, …

The Lebanese government declared bankruptcy following an economic recession that lasted more than two years. UPDATE April 21, 4:39 p.m.: Since the announcement of Lebanon’s bankruptcy, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, offers its support to Lebanon. For the first time in 30 …

CHICAGO: A leading Israeli journalist has launched a scathing attack on the Tel Aviv government for the manner in which police and soldiers brutalized civilians and journalists inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Haram Al -Sharif over the past week, and called for an investigation into their actions. Nir Hasson, who covers Jerusalem and …

A new report released by UNICEF on Wednesday shows that in Lebanon, maternal deaths have tripled and children’s health is at risk amid a severe economic crisis. By Vatican News reporter As a severe economic crisis continues to grip Lebanon, vulnerable people are suffering. Maternal deaths According to a new report released Wednesday by UNICEF, …

Unlike the rest of the region, Qatar has not recalled its ambassador to Lebanon. Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri met with Qatar’s Ambassador to Beirut as well as other GCC envoys in the country as it aims to strengthen ties with countries in the region. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar (MOFA), …

Eight Indiana school districts will ask voters to approve property tax measures next month. That includes two Indianapolis districts: Perry Township, which is seeking to renew a $154 million referendum, and Franklin Township, which is seeking $95 million to renovate its high school. This will be the second election in which school districts put referenda …

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) – Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati is due to visit Saudi Arabia within the next two weeks, a first trip by a Lebanese prime minister to the Arab powerhouse in nearly four years following a unprecedented breakdown of relations. The last visit was in 2018 by then-Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who …

A retired Lebanon County veterinarian makes another bid for a seat in Harrisburg. Calvin “Doc” Clements, 71, is running this time for the 48th Senate District seat currently held by Senator Chris Gebhard of North Cornwall Township. Because the two men are running unopposed in the May 17 primary, they are likely to face each …

Sweden hit by Muslim riots after threat to burn Quran Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Muslim riots have broken out in Sweden after a far-right politician threatened to burn the Koran (Koran). It is not the first time that riots have broken out over the desecration of the Koran and the …

Inflation in the United States rose 8.5% in March, compared with the previous 12 months, marking the largest increase since 1981, according to the Consumer Price Index from the Department of Labor. Between February and March, inflation rose 1.2%, the biggest month-over-month jump since 2005. According to several economists and other financial experts, strong consumer …

BEIRUT: A total of 155 candidates from different sects are running in the Lebanese legislative elections scheduled for May 15. The only Shiite candidate on the Hezbollah and Amal Movement lists is MP Inaya Ezzeddine. The remaining Shia candidates are trying to win seats previously won by the Shia duo. Choosing Ezzeddine to represent Speaker …

By ACACIA CORONADO and PAUL J. WEBER – Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The truck traffic jam at the U.S.-Mexico border finally began to erupt Thursday after nearly a week as Texas Governor Greg Abbott eased his latest dramatic action on immigration that has blocked some of the world’s busiest commercial ports and taken …

Bar Elias, Lebanon – A truck backs up with dozens of boxes of tomatoes, onions, carrots and peppers, and parks near a secluded makeshift kitchen at a small pool complex in Lebanon’s rural Bekaa Valley. Omar Abdullah of the Lebanese NGO Sawa for Development and Aid sighs as he reads the receipt. “Food items are …

fast news The blast killed one person in the town of Banaafoul, near the port city of Sidon, and demolished a two-storey municipal building and a scouting center for the Shiite Amal movement. Army personnel cordoned off the building as they searched through the rubble. (Reuters) An explosion destroyed a building in southern Lebanon, killing …

People pass a mother and her daughter begging in Beirut’s Hamra shopping street. Lebanon and the International Monetary Fund have reached an agreement in principle on comprehensive policies that could eventually pave the way for the release of billions of dollars in loans to the crisis-hit country. (AP File Photo/Hussein Malla) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon …

Political crisis and economic pressure form a deadly cocktail. Sri Lanka and Lebanon provide an example of what can happen if impasse prevents a government from taking timely action to avert catastrophic collapse. Imagine a patient with high blood sugar levels. If said patient does not change course quickly and take the prescribed medications, complications …

By KATHY GANNON and MUNIR AHMED – Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him. The opposition, which spans the political spectrum from leftists to religious radicals, will …

BEIRUT: The Saudi and Kuwaiti ambassadors to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari and Abdul-Al Sulaiman Al-Qenaei, have returned to Beirut, arriving on Friday afternoon amid renewed hopes of a reset in diplomatic relations for the country besieged. They landed at Beirut airport less than 24 hours after the Kingdom and Kuwait announced their envoys would return to …

(Bloomberg) – In his first week back at work at Starbucks Corp., Howard Schultz made a series of moves that hint at big changes in store layouts, employee relations and marketing – and indicate that profit margins will be under pressure. Bloomberg’s Most Read The man credited with inventing Starbucks’ culture as a “third place” …

“I am here to implement an independent policy. There is no political interference in my regime, I have made that very clear to the authorities,” new governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said in a later press briefing. “I have the full support and blessing of the government, the opposition parties and, above all, the general public.” Weerasinghe’s …

By DAMIAN J. TROIS and STAN CHOE – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mostly lower after another day of drift around Friday, leaving the market with its first losing week in the past four. Gains by energy companies were offset by declines in technology stocks. The benchmark S&P 500 fell 0.3%, …

Relations have been strained since last year after a former minister criticized Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it was sending an ambassador to Lebanon for the first time since a row erupted with Beirut last year over Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen. The Foreign Ministry “announces the return of …

The force used by internal security and others was real. Barricades erected prevented access to parliament and violence was used to deter protesters. But the population decline was not there. The withdrawal has come the time Lebanon (support me here) was attacked. On two fronts. The first, the historical inertia that draws the majority of …

ELAINE KURTENBACH – AP Sales Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks followed a retreat on Wall Street after details from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting showed the central bank planned to be aggressive in tackling inflation. The Fed’s comments added to investor unease over the war in Ukraine, coronavirus outbreaks in China and persistently high …

By ILAN BEN ZION – Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawmaker quit Israel’s ruling coalition on Wednesday after a dispute over religious observance during the Passover holiday, throwing the fragile alliance into disarray with no majority in parliament and raising the prospect of a new round of elections. Backbencher Idit Silman had recently objected …

Many today are angry with religion, or at least disappointed in it. Rightly perhaps, since so much violence is perpetrated in the name of God. In the MENA part of the world, anger and disappointment surfaced in the so-called “Arab Spring” protests that began towards the end of 2010, raging like a storm of new …

In 2022, LCRP partners continue to work together to monitor and analyze the impact of the current situation on all populations as well as the overall operating environment in Lebanon. This situation update consolidates this analysis and is used by LCRP partners at the national and field level to adapt existing interventions as needed and …

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN – Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday there was “total determination” by the 27 European Union countries for sanctions against Russia that could target oil and coal. on evidence that his troops deliberately killed Ukrainian civilians. Europe’s dependence on Russian oil, gas and coal …

By JAVIER CÓRDOBA – Associated Press SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — President-elect Rodrigo Chaves said Monday his second-round victory was a “revolution” by marginalized communities against Costa Rica’s elites. The conservative economist, who served briefly as finance minister in the outgoing administration of President Carlos Alvarado, had cast himself as the underdog in the …

TEHRAN – A professor of political science at the Lebanese University believes that the solutions to Lebanon’s economic problems must be political in the first place before any economic decision. “The solution must be political in the first place, and after the political solution, we can talk about the economic solution,” Laure Abi-Khalil told the …

By TOM KRISHER and KELVIN CHAN – AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — BMW has halted production at two German plants. Mercedes is slowing down work at its assembly plants. Volkswagen, warning of production stoppages, is looking for alternative sources for parts. For more than a year, the global auto industry has grappled with a …

DHAHRAN: Anas Bukhash was on stage at Ithra’s first Sync Summit wearing a traditional light-colored Emirati dishdasha and a big smile. In a sea of ​​suits, he was authentically himself. A well-known Emirati serial entrepreneur, who speaks seamless Arabic or English, he is a professional interviewer with one of the most beloved voices in the …

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunrise Saturday in much of the Middle East, where an invasion from Russia or Ukraine has driven up food and energy prices, reported the PA. Driving the news: Muslim-majority countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, had announced that Ramadan, when many …

BEIRUT: As Ramadan approaches, Beirut and other cities lack the decorations that filled the streets for this occasion. Instead, photos of parliamentary candidates are plastered everywhere. Only a few modest banners are raised, reminding people to donate to charity during the holy month. Lebanon is grappling for the third year in a row with a …

BEIRUT: As Ramadan approaches, Beirut and other cities lack the decorations that filled the streets for this occasion. Instead, photos of parliamentary candidates are plastered everywhere. Only a few modest banners are raised, reminding people to donate to charity during the holy month. Lebanon is grappling for the third year in a row with a …