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Lessons from Lebanon: Why it’s too early to announce Iran’s defeat in Iraq A street in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, as calm returns after around 24 hours of deadly violence in Iraq on August 31, 2022. (AFP) Iraq is falling apart and this could lead to a civil war; one that is too complex for …

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening Another day, another “worse than expected” data. Today’s episode announced that inflation in the eurozone had risen from 8.9% to a new high of 9.1% in August, …

There is much to admire about the King-Crane Commission of 1919, created by then US President Woodrow Wilson to assess how the peoples of the Arab world wanted to be governed after World War I. The British and French had designs on the Arab world, but Wilson, although arch-segregationist at home, declared that the newly …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Stocks deepened their late-August skid with more losses on Tuesday as Wall Street grapples with the prospect that high interest rates are here to stay until the Federal Reserve brings inflation down. The S&P 500 fell 1.1%, bringing its loss over the past three …

Washington watch As someone who polls Arab public opinion, I have long been a fan of the 1919 King-Crane Commission created by President Woodrow Wilson to assess how the peoples of the Arab East wanted to be governed after World War I. world. The British and French had their sights set on the Arab East, …

Supporters of the Amal movement hold up pictures of Imam Musa al-Sadr and wave the green flags of the Shia movement during a ceremony held in the town of Baalbeck, east of the capital Beirut, on August 31, 2018. AFP Dana Hourany A tall man with a striking build and commanding presence, he spoke in …

HiddenLight Productions, the UK and US based production launched by Hilary and Chelsea Clinton with Sam Branson, is co-producing a feature documentary with Belfast-based Cyprus Avenue Films. Siobhan Sinnerton In the Shadow of Beirut is a cinematic portrait of present-day Lebanon seen through the eyes of four families living in the poor neighborhoods of Sabra …

The one redeeming feature of the US-European siege of West Asia, one of the worst crimes of the 21st century, is that it forces a restructuring of international economic relations away from a Washington-centric unipolar world. For some time, international agencies have reported on the catastrophic impact of this siege, for example in Syria and …

The granddaughter of a former Lebanese president and ex-diplomat announced her candidacy in the cash-strapped country’s upcoming presidential elections on Monday on a platform critical of the Iran-backed Hezbollah party. The country’s political woes are compounded by its crippling economic crisis, which the World Bank says is the world’s worst in more than a century. …

Have a good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Sunday August 28, 2022. Front issues P588B unscheduled funds The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Representative of Batangas, Ralph Recto, questioned the 588 billion pesos of unprogrammed funds submitted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), saying that …

In search of a stable currency The Lebanese people have been struggling to find a stable exchange rate for the USD and the Lebanese pound (lira) since 2019. As a result, they had to find another stable universal currency to rely on, namely the euro, to exchange their liras to ensure that their money did …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week as inflation concerns remained front and center and slowing economic growth weighed on the housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported on Thursday that the 30-year rate rose to 5.55% from 5.13% last week. Last year, at this time, the rate was 2.87%. The …

Some were serious human rights violations; others were seemingly petty but still threatening in a fragile new democracy — “they destroy our signs,” “they hand out money to buy support,” or “they harass our volunteers.” To these last complaints, I replied, “We had this problem in Michigan”, or “In Philadelphia, they call it ‘walking around …

Lebanon is the most angry nation in the world. According to data released by Gallup in early August, almost half of respondents (49%) said they regularly experience anger. Residents named the 2020 Beirut port explosion the covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis as causes of their anger. The growing frustration in Lebanon is mainly directed …

(August 23, 2022 / Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 was supposed to overthrow post-colonial Arab regimes and replace them with governments suited to the reality of the 21st century. These new regimes were to have social attractiveness and an Arab and Islamic identity. They were also definitely meant to …

Iran says nuclear deal rests with US agreeing to all terms; OPEC and non-OPEC partners to increase oil production; Iraq is struggling to form a new government after the latest elections; Saudi economy expected to grow at fastest pace in a decade By Indrajit Sen ————————————————– ————————————————– > Iran responds to final nuclear deal proposal …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Another stock market selloff on Monday deepened Wall Street’s losses from last week, leaving the S&P 500 with its biggest drop since mid-June. The benchmark fell 2.1%, nearly doubling its losses from last week, when it snapped a four-week winning streak. The Dow Jones …

Start your day with LAist Sign up for How To LA, delivered weekday mornings. On a hot recent afternoon, lunch patrons enjoyed the shaded patio of a Lebanese restaurant on Brookhurst Street in Anaheim, as staff brought out plate after plate of dishes like shawarma and lahm bi ajeen, meat pies. pizza-like meat. Anaheim’s ‘Little …

US President Joe Biden’s administration will continue talks on releasing billions of dollars in assets held by foreigners in Afghanistan despite the presence of the late al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul and procrastination by the Taliban and the Afghan central bank, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation. The decision to continue …

NNA – Interim Minister of Information, Ziad al-Makari, underlined that “the media can confront the disease of sectarianism which threatens the idea of ​​a civilized and diverse homeland in this East”. During his first appearance in the Egyptian media through the daily “October”, Minister al-Makari considered that “weakness and delay in this difficult circumstance that …

Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned of an “escalation” with Israel if Lebanese demands are not met in maritime border talks. In a televised speech for a Hezbollah event on Friday, Nasrallah denied any link between the Iranian-backed terror organization’s actions in the maritime dispute – which the United States mediated – and ongoing …

The leader of the Hezbollah Resistance Loyalty parliamentary bloc, MP Mohammad Raad, lashed out at the “rotten performance” of the sectarian system in Lebanon, stressing that such a system can neither build nor run a state. In an interview with Al-Manar on Thursday night, MP Raad said sectarianism and corruption in Lebanon are “definitely” supported …

Abducted by Hezbollah, Lebanese suffer from Stockholm syndrome Hezbollah and its boss in Tehran use the same technique: arm twisting and threats of chaos. (Reuters photo) We have a family history involving one of our parents who is now deceased. As he entered the bathroom, which had just been cleaned, he was unable to find …

Oil prices rose on Thursday as strong U.S. fuel consumption data and expected Russian supply cuts later in the year offset concerns that a possible recession in developed economies could undermines demand. Brent crude futures climbed $1.27, or 1.4%, to hit $94.92 a barrel at 11:17 GMT. U.S. crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.1%, …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Shares on Wall Street closed broadly lower on Wednesday as declines in big tech companies wiped out the S&P 500’s gains for the week. The benchmark fell 0.7%, ending a three-day winning streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.5% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq …

The situation in Lebanon contains the main ingredients of another popular uprising: the serious economic and financial crisis; worsening food and fuel shortages; rampant corruption; and growing public contempt for political elites. Together, these grievances can be a potent mix leading to social unrest, as seen with the October 17 revolution in 2019, which was …

RAMALLAH: Palestinians have expressed outrage after teams from an Israeli university launched a series of archaeological digs in a village north of Ramallah. Residents of Nabi Saleh said the excavations were taking place on their property, although representatives from Bar Ilan University and the Israeli Civil Administration said the site was classified as “state land” …

As Lebanon’s economic decline continues, UNICEF estimates that up to 13% of families are asking their children to work. Qatar has reportedly promised Lebanon to help support its collapsing education sector amid lingering economic problems, Lebanese media reported on Saturday. The news follows a visit by Lebanese Education Minister Abbas Halabi last week to Doha, …

The world seems to have entered a new crisis after the start of Russian military action against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. As Russia pushed into the war, US-led NATO countries United are waging a proxy war. The economy is a complex phenomenon, and therefore it is difficult, if not impossible, to tie it only …

Saad Salloum, founder and president of the Masarat Foundation for Cultural and Media Development, has been involved in many diversity and interfaith initiatives in Iraq. The theme of this year’s award is freedom of religion. The award aims to honor an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and protection of religious freedom, …

KABUL: When the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, 2021, amid the withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan, the group’s stunning return to power marked the end of two decades of war, which had killed tens of thousands of Afghans on their own soil. A year later, with the country impoverished and isolated on the …

Costs are down from peaks in the war in Ukraine, but still up from last year August 13, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT A bombed grain silo with grain still on fire inside in Zasillya, Ukraine in July. (Wojciech Grzedzinski/For The Washington Post) Placeholder while loading article actions Many of the global food, fuel and …

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIRUT — A gunman hijacked a bank branch in Beirut on Thursday, quickly becoming a folk hero for a weary and angry nation. A man identified as Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein entered the Federal Bank of Lebanon in the Hamra district with a can of gasoline, threatening to set himself on …

Hit the reset button on Saudi-US relations Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greets US President Joe Biden in Jeddah on July 15, 2022. (Photo by Saudi Royal Court) The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has been rocked by ongoing crises, such as rising crude oil prices; the Russian-Ukrainian war, which has …

By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared on Wednesday after inflation cooled more than expected last month, sparking speculation that the Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates that we feared. The S&P 500 rose 1.9% amid a broad-based rally …

TOKYO (AP) — Honda’s fiscal first-quarter profit fell 33% from a year ago as a global shortage of computer chips, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and rising raw material costs hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. on Wednesday reported profit of 149.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the April-June quarter, down from 222.5 …

A former Twitter Inc executive accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was found guilty on Tuesday of six counts, including acting as an agent of the country and attempting to conceal a payment of an official linked to the Saudi royal family. Ahmad Abouammo, a US-Lebanese dual citizen who on Twitter helped oversee relations with …

Comment this story Comment BEIRUT — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Tuesday issued a warning to Israel’s sworn enemy over the maritime border dispute between the two countries, saying “any weapon” that manages to steal Lebanon’s wealth “will be cut off “. Hassan Nasrallah’s remarks came amid intensified US efforts to …

Policies based on discrimination between religions and the plurality of nationalities in Syria and in the countries of the Middle East have caused deep divisions and successive crises from which nations have long suffered. In the north and east of Syria, ruled by the autonomous administration, an atmosphere of tolerance reigns between the different religious …

This week offers one of Africa’s most significant votes this year as Kenyans head to the polls on Tuesday to choose a new president. The contest pits current Vice President William Ruto, 55, against Raila Odinga, a 77-year veteran of those campaigns who is in his fifth attempt at the top job. Relations with China, …

Cutting Hezbollah’s grip is Lebanon’s only salvation Lebanese activists gathered on August 4, 2022 to mark the 2nd anniversary of the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut. (Reuters) Two years after the Beirut port disaster – which was an apt metaphor for the whole state of Lebanon – the port’s huge grain silos continue …

BEIRUT (AP) — The scheduled arrival Sunday of the first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal has been delayed, a Lebanese cabinet minister and the Lebanese embassy said. ‘Ukraine. The cause of the delay was not immediately clear and Marine Traffic, which monitors vessel traffic and vessel …

Quasi-preneurs see opportunities and challenges in franchising NEW YORK (AP) — In the months since the pandemic, many people in corporate jobs have taken a fresh look at what they do for a living. Some quit their jobs and looked for alternatives, including opening a franchise with an established brand. Quasi-preneurs who open franchises say …

BEIRUT — A ship bringing corn to the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon would normally not make a sound. But it attracts attention because of its origin: the Ukrainian port of Odessa on the Black Sea. The Razoni, laden with more than 26,000 tonnes of corn for chicken feed, is emerging from the edges …

Khairallah Khairallah The internal situation in Iraq has imploded. It’s hard to predict what will happen next. But the only certainty is that the fate and the future of the country are now at stake after the failure of the system in place, which was based on sectarianism, quotas and the disruptive capacity of the …

Comment this story Comment BEIRUT – A large block of the giant grain silos in the port of Beirut, shredded by a massive explosion two years ago, collapsed on Thursday as hundreds of people marched through the Lebanese capital to mark the second anniversary of the explosion that killed dozens. The north block of the …

Pelosi leaves Taiwan after visit that fueled US-China rift TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after meeting with the president and other officials during a visit that has heightened tensions with China. Pelosi and five other members of Congress traveled to South Korea, the next stop …

“Hela, hela, hela, ho – Where’s the money, oh Fadlo?” Angry students at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where I served on the faculty for 11 years, have long wanted to know about its controversial president Fadlo Khuri. In April, the AUB administration announced that it would charge a substantial portion of tuition fees …

LONDON — European markets fell slightly on Tuesday, tracking global risk aversion sentiment as investors assess whether last month’s rally has yet to continue. The pan-European Stoxx 600 tentatively closed 0.2% lower, with financial services stocks shedding 1.7% to lead the losses as most sectors and major exchanges slipped into negative territory. Oil and gas …

In Depth: After being returned to Lebanon without being allowed to seek asylum, two Syrian refugees are suing the Cypriot government over its pushback policy and hope their case will help end the deadly practice. When Ahmad* and Hussein* saw the Cyprus Coast Guard, they thought their perilous journey was over. In the fall of …