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Who remembers the decades that preceded the two-year war (1975-1976) in Lebanon? The forces calling for political and social change at the time were neither few nor unpopular, no matter what kind of change they advocated. These forces have left the shell of a single sect and a single region. This is the case of …

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – European Union efforts to impose an embargo on Russian oil faced further hurdles on Wednesday, with Hungarian officials saying they would not support the plan in its current form and recommending to remove the subject from the agenda of the summit of European leaders next week. The EU has been working to …

DAVOS: Public and private sector funding is vital for Ukraine’s reconstruction in a post-war scenario, but it is also essential to ensure that corruption does not block reconstruction efforts, said a Maryam Forum Foundation panel at the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Ukraine4All: Building an Inclusive Future event invited leading figures from business and politics, …

BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities began removing concrete barriers around the country’s parliament building on Monday after former protesters were elected as MPs. The security measures were put in place during the outbreak of massive anti-government protests in 2019. They are to be eased following the election of a dozen reformist newcomers to the 128-member legislature, some …

KYIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia continued its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland’s president traveled to Kyiv to support the country’s European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the beginning of the war.The lawmakers gave President Andrzej Duda a standing ovation, who thanked them for the …

The recent Lebanese elections, which saw Hezbollah lose its allies and the parliamentary majority, and the entry of independents into parliament, are not only a lesson for the party, Iran and the Lebanese, but rather a message for the whole region. The first lesson is “not to trust the agents”, be they personalities, families or …

Beirut (AFP) – Fearing visa hassles could cost him his job in Dubai as an economic meltdown wiped out all options for returning home, Lebanese executive Jad spent around $135,000 on new citizenship for him and his wife . Less than a month after making the payment last year, the 43-year-old businessman received a small …

“Human trafficking is not only an injustice to the victim, but it is an injustice to the families and friends of that victim” -Asa Don Brown The world today is in turmoil. A quick glance around us would show signs of unrest, dissatisfaction, economic collapse, rising inflation, armed conflict, political upheaval, pandemics, terminal illnesses, accidents …

By MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan hails a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific that President Joe Biden is expected to roll out during a visit to Tokyo next week, as it demonstrates U.S. commitment to an order regional economy that is not just about market access, an official said …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faltered Thursday afternoon on Wall Street as lingering inflation continues to weigh on the economy and keeps major indexes mired in a deep recession. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, just suffered its biggest drop in …

The Lebanese people were able to elect a 128-member parliament, a dozen of whom are independent, as Reuters reported on Tuesday. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati met Wednesday in Beirut with Qatar’s envoy to the country, Ibrahim Al Sahlawi, following the Lebanese legislative elections. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar (MOFA), the Gulf …

NNA – The Government of Japan and UN Women in Lebanon have signed an agreement to provide USD 1,294,388.00 to help vulnerable Lebanese women and Syrian refugees meet urgent socio-economic needs. This support will enable vulnerable women of all nationalities and their families to access emergency livelihoods, while ensuring access to quality sanitary products and …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors scrutinize an encouraging retail sales report and a mixed batch of earnings updates from several major retailers. . The S&P 500 was up 1.2% at 12:06 p.m. EST. The Dow Jones …

BEIRUT: Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanon are on the verge of losing their parliamentary majority after voters delivered a stunning rejection of the country’s corrupt political elite. Election results showed major victories for non-traditional political forces since polls closed at 7 p.m. Sunday. Vote counting continues after Sunday’s election and full results are not …

Sunday’s Lebanese legislative elections offer the chance for change – however small – from the corruption, neglect and stagnation that have wrecked the country’s economy, provided relative impunity for Beirut’s devastating port blast. in 2020 and allowed the extremist group Hezbollah to take a greater proportion of seats in the Legislative Assembly. Sunday’s turnout in …

Several new political groups have emerged from the opposition movement and are competing in Sunday’s race, coming face to face with establishment parties. Political observers consider this election highly competitive and unpredictable. Earlier this year, three-time Prime Minister Chad Hariri – the leader of the country’s largest Sunni Muslim parliamentary group – retired from politics …

The country’s currency has lost 90% of its value to the US dollar since 2019 as people lack access to their savings at local banks. Lebanese President Michel Aoun expressed the importance of Qatar’s support for Lebanon in these difficult times in an exclusive interview with Doha State News Agency (QNA) the Saturday. In his …

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — It was a sea of ​​yellow as thousands of men, women and children waving Hezbollah flags and wearing the group’s signature yellow caps gathered on a giant pitch in the ancient eastern city of Baalbek to support the heavy armed militant group. One after another, scores of participants vowed to vote …

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIRUT – When Lebanon votes in the legislative elections on Sunday, one major party will not be on the ballot: the Future Movement, led by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, with close ties to the United States and Saudi Arabia . In January, Hariri announced his resignation from politics and …

The Lebanese legislative elections on May 15 will be a decisive moment for the country’s political future. Lebanese voters, both at home and abroad, will have the opportunity to vote for new representatives who will tackle the pressing challenges facing Lebanon today. The stakes are high and many eligible Lebanese are rushing to polling stations …

By ELAINE KURTENBACH – AP Business Writer Asian stocks rebounded on Friday from losses earlier in the week, ignoring data showing wholesale prices in the United States climbed 11% in April from a year earlier. The regional rally followed a mixed, muted close on Wall Street. Oil prices and US futures were also higher. Investors …

On May 15, Lebanese voters will go to the polls for the legislative elections while members of the Lebanese diaspora voted last weekend. The contest comes at a time of deep economic crisis and government collapse in the country, but is unlikely to bring about significant change in a dysfunctional political establishment. These elections will …

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell on Wall Street on Wednesday, led by further declines in tech companies, after an inflation report turned worse than expected. An early rally faded, leaving the S&P 500 down 1.6% after swinging between gains and losses …

Sunday’s Lebanese elections are unlikely to bring seismic change, despite widespread dissatisfaction with a corrupt political class blamed for a painful economic crisis and deadly catastrophe, experts say. Given Lebanon’s sectarian politics, it is likely to “replicate the political class and give it internal and international legitimacy”, said Rima Majed of the American University of …

Speaking in a televised speech broadcast live from the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday evening, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said Lebanese voters would face a choice in the upcoming legislative elections between a faction whose main concern is Lebanon and another that seeks to please. United States, “Today you choose between those …

Beirut, May 10 (IANS) Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Hector Hajjar has urged the international community to compensate the country with $30 billion for hosting displaced Syrians over a long period. “We are counting on the compensation of the international community for Lebanon, which has so far suffered losses estimated at 30 billion dollars,” Hajjar said …

Adds quotes RIYADH, May 9 (Reuters) – Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Monday that the gap between crude oil prices and jet fuel, diesel and gasoline prices was around 60% in some cases due to lack of investment in refining capacity. The prince, speaking at an aviation summit in Riyadh, said …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon is holding elections on May 15 that could see a change of power that sends shockwaves far beyond this tiny country wedged between Syria and Israel. Here is a timeline of the nation’s recent history, from assassinations and war to a devastating explosion and economic collapse. 2005 Lebanese billionaire former Prime …

Assuming nothing will stop the legislative elections in Lebanon, 1046 candidates will compete for the 128 seats in the Lebanese parliament for the next four years. (Some candidates may still be disqualified or decide to withdraw their candidacy.) The elections will be held on two dates: from May 6 to 8 for the nearly 250,000 …

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI – Associated Press Just 10 miles from the Rio Grande, Mike Helle’s farm is so short of immigrant workers that he has replaced 450 acres of labor-intensive leafy greens with crops that can be harvested by machines. In Houston, Al Flores has raised the price of his barbecue restaurant’s brisket plate because …

Despite the momentum of the October 2019 uprisings in Lebanon, there is little hope for progressive alternatives in the upcoming elections, especially with such a weakened trade union movement, writes Joseph Daher. Ballots for the upcoming elections in Lebanon will be cast on May 15. [GETTY] The Lebanese legislative elections in May will take place …

He had spent the previous winter in Beirut, on an internship at the Associated Press. Forced to return to his parents’ home near Boston by the COVID-19 pandemic, he contacted Rebecca Joubin, president and professor of Arabic studies at Davidson. Within days, they raised enough money to pay for one year’s school fees for 40 …

MIAMI (AP) — A former ally of Hugo Chávez wanted to be prosecuted by his socialist successor Nicolás Maduro has quietly visited Miami as part of a major corruption scheme involving oil joint ventures with foreign partners. Jhonnathan Marín was mayor of the port city of Guanta in 2017 when he abruptly resigned and fled …

To manage these investments and ensure that they are safe and secret, these kleptocrats and their cronies need facilitators: bankers, lawyers, auditors, real estate agents and other financial advisers from Wall Street, London, Zurich and more and more Dubai, the new favorite haven for Russian oligarchs who are now feeling the heat of sanctions in …

JIT WAS not how Rebecca Ego planned to use her law degree. In 2020, she was accepted into a master’s program in America. It would cost $20,000 after scholarships, money she had in the bank. In Lebanon, however, it is almost impossible to withdraw money from the bank: lenders have imposed harsh and arbitrary capital …

BEIRUT: The vote of Lebanese expats on Friday will inaugurate the first phase of this month’s legislative elections. Expats will vote in 59 countries, but only 10 nations will begin the first phase of voting on Friday. Expats from these countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria and Iraq, have a Friday weekend. The second …

Alan Barge The investment firm that launched an unsolicited takeover bid for Zymeworks has now tapped an AstraZeneca vet to help design the future strategy, adding some weight to its $773 million bid. dollars. Alan Barge, former head of oncology at AstraZeneca, joins All Blue Capital as an oncology drug development advisor. “I worked closely …

DUBAI: Education, it is said, is an investment in the future. This is why the Gulf Arab States have invested heavily in high-quality schools, creating the infrastructure necessary for students to reach their full potential and build careers that are personally satisfying and beneficial to society at large. However, the rapid proliferation of these schools …

As Lebanon prepares for historic legislative elections on May 15, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai urges Lebanese citizens to vote massively to preserve the country’s self-determination and identity as it faces its worst crisis since the war of 1975-1990. A delegation of French bishops is expected to visit Lebanon from May 8-12. By Lisa Zengarini …

Amazon ends its Covid-19 paid sick leave policy Amazon is ending its Covid-19 paid sick leave policy starting Monday, the company said in a memo to employees over the weekend that was shared with CNN Business. The return to pre-pandemic sick leave policies means all US employees will now have up to five days of …

By John Wight Henry Kissinger (Dr Death to his many detractors) was a man who approached foreign policy with the lucid realism you might associate with your average hyena. For Mr. Kissinger, the world was a tough, tough place where pragmatism and self-interest ruled. And in the world in which he operated in the 1960s …

By JIM GOMEZ – Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A supporter has penned a moving campaign song that has been played nearly 4 million times on Spotify. Other volunteers are breaking into Filipino villages, canvassing to support Vice President Leni Robredo in next week’s presidential election. The stakes are high: if Robredo’s opponent, Ferdinand …

In a message addressed to Lebanese expatriates who will go to the polling stations to vote on May 6 and 8, the Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, called on them to “show the widest participation in this national event par excellence and the most important in the history of Lebanon”. and to “go to …