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The PFI sees itself as a heroic resistance force, but the majority of Muslims in Kerala seem to believe that its militant, sectarian approach will only jeopardize the community’s hard-won gains. Last Saturday, addressing a gigantic gathering of thousands of Popular Front of India (PFI) workers gathered on Kozhikode beach for the “Rally to Save …

Judy Woodruff: A sell-off has swept all the streets and the world, as rising interest rates in the United States and many other countries intensify fears of recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest for the year, down 486 points, to close at 29,590. The Nasdaq fell nearly 200 points. The S&P lost …

At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said on Friday, fearing the death toll could be much higher. The incident was the deadliest as increasing numbers of Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians attempted to flee crisis-stricken Lebanon by sea for a better future …

Italy votes! Italians go to the polls on Sunday and are expected to elect Italy’s first far-right leader since World War II. Giorgia Meloni, 47, who leads the Brothers of Italy party (which has neo-fascist roots) is set to become Italy’s next prime minister. Polls indicate Brothers will win around a quarter of the vote, …

In our personal lives we have heroes – those to whom we look for inspiration if not emulation. Some are family, others more distant. Sometimes it’s worth looking back, widening the aperture, thinking bigger, and rethinking why they’re heroes. For me, the founders of the Nation, as well as Lincoln, …

The US Secretary of State met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the United Nations on Tuesday. Lebanon is in the grip of a severe three-year economic crisis that has left three-quarters of its population in poverty after the Lebanese pound lost more than 90% of its value. For the latest headlines, follow our …

New Year’s Eve, Michael Hayek makes some interesting predictions. As 2022 draws to a close, Hayek has achieved some of the predictions for the world. Here are the most notable: England Boris Johnson will stand on quicksand. And concerned about his political and personal future Waves of resignations on several levels in Britain Britain on …

BEIRUT — Crisis-hit Lebanon hopes to pass key reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund for a long-delayed but urgently needed bailout before the end of next month if there is “political will”, it said. on Tuesday the Lebanese Minister of Economy ad interim. Amin Salam spoke to The Associated Press after meeting an IMF …

The Lebanese pound fell to a new low against the U.S. dollar on the black market on Monday as a severe economic downturn sparked bank heists by angry depositors and anti-government protests. Recent weeks have seen a series of incidents in which people armed with real or fake weapons have robbed banks to demand access …

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of inimitable pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and crowds huge crowds in the streets to bid farewell to a revered monarch.Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the route …

The Jordanian foreign minister has signaled that the kingdom needs to clear more hurdles before it can start exporting electricity to Lebanon under a deal that has significant geopolitical implications for the region. Ayman Al Safadi told Saudi broadcaster Al Sharq TV that Jordan was still waiting for US exemption from sanctions imposed on the …

Ice cream is back on the shelves in the village of Toula in northern Lebanon after two years of power cuts. Solar energy has made his comeback possible. Lebanon’s economy collapsed in 2019 after decades of corruption and mismanagement, leaving the state unable to provide electricity for more than an hour or two a day. …

During a press conference held on September 3 in the historic Sodeco district of Beirut, the parliamentarians (MPs) who make up the “Change” block in the Lebanese parliament announced their program to elect a new head of state. They agreed that anyone running for president must meet a list of standards in order to earn …

Ihe day after the tragic explosion of the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, the words of the Lebanese poet Nadia Tuéni were everywhere, on the roads and the walls of the city: “Beirut is dead a thousand times and is reborn a thousand times” (“Beirut is a thousand times dead, a thousand times …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Wall Street closed the stock market’s worst week in three months with more losses on Friday, as a stern warning from FedEx about rapidly deteriorating trends in the economy rattled already anxious investors. The S&P 500 fell 0.7%, with all but two of its …

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati speaks during a parliamentary session to discuss and approve the budget in Beirut, Lebanon September 16, 2022. Lebanese Parliament/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 16 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s parliament suspended talks on the 2022 budget on Friday after a walkout by lawmakers sent …

ABU DHABI: e& on Thursday announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management as founding partner of the Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi, the biggest sporting event in the Middle East. As founding partner, e& will work closely with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management and Formula 1 to drive consumer engagement …

House Opinion 40 years ago September 16, 1982, forty years ago: New Andhra CM The final High Command choice for the Congress (I) Party leadership of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature appears to be Lok Sabha member K Vijayabhaskara Reddy, according to reports available in New Delhi. Reddy immediately called the Prime Minister and then left …

Middle Eastern indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila have announced they will be disbanding over online abuse, drawing tributes from fans and rights activists who said it would lead to the loss of a rare public voice for LGBTQ+ rights in the region. Lead singer Hamed Sinno, who is openly gay, told the Lebanese podcast ‘Sarde …

Some trees in Akkar province are over 100 years old, explains Mohammed Abdallah. A refugee from the war just across the Syrian border, Abdallah knows the forests of northern Lebanon well and has spent the past few days putting out a persistent fire that threatened an ancient forest near Qabeit. He is one of 80 …

Middle Eastern indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila have announced they are disbanding over online abuse, drawing tributes from fans and rights activists who say it will result in the loss of a voice rare public for LGBTQ+ rights in the region. Lead singer Hamed Sinno, who is openly gay, told the Lebanese podcast ‘Sardinia After …

What themes does Axis Re see in the field of credit and surety reinsurance? Within the credit and surety reinsurance industry, industry conversations are dominated by growing complexity and uncertainty – a short list of concerns includes the Russian invasion and resulting sanctions, rising inflation and price hikes. central bank interest rates to correct the …

Bahraini Undersecretary for Political Affairs discusses bilateral relations and Abraham Accords at Arab News Japan event TOKYO: Bahrain’s Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, and his Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in an Arab News Japan panel discussion in Tokyo on Tuesday. Speaking at the discussion, which took place at the …

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the process of removing the dollar from the global economy is “inevitable” as his country faces “financial and technological aggression from some countries”. Addressing the Russian cabinet on Monday, Putin suggested discussing the country’s budget for the next three years. “There are disputes about what to pay more attention …

BEIRUT (AP) — They literally run the country. In parking lots, on flatbed trucks, in yards and on hospital rooftops, private generators are ubiquitous in parts of the Middle East, belching dangerous fumes into homes and businesses around the clock. As the world seeks renewable energy to combat climate change, millions of people in the …

Unlike Latin America which has a true left-right political dichotomy, Britain has a false left-right political facade, as does North America and most of Western Europe, Canada and the United States. ‘Australia. Will the UK ever experience a people-led social revolution as it returns to the Dark Ages? Wow, just wow! Britain is about to …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writers Wall Street added to its recent gains on Friday with a broad rally that snapped the market’s three-week losing streak. The S&P 500 closed 1.5% higher, its third consecutive gain, and ended with a 3.7% gain for the week. That makes it the benchmark’s …

The attacks on Lebanon’s LGBTQ+ community didn’t stop there during Pride Month. In a statement, Lebanon’s top Sunni religious figure, Mufti Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian, said Dar al-Fatwa, Lebanon’s highest Sunni authority, “would not authorize the legalization of homosexuality or civil marriage. “. A Christian group calling themselves the ‘Soldiers of God’ vandalized a billboard …

By DAVID McHUGH – AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe is facing an energy crisis that is squeezing the finances of ordinary people and which, in just a few weeks, could turn into blackouts and factory closures. Already, many economists say a recession is on the way. The cause: Russia has choked off …

I have been on vacation for two weeks. Unlike previous years, this time I cut myself off from work. Over the past few days, I’ve caught up, reading two weeks of news about depressing and familiar developments unfolding (or not) in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine/Israel, and Iraq. Lebanon, still on the brink of collapse, cannot form …

This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning Hello. The pound fell to its weakest level since 1985, reflecting the scale of the economic challenge facing new Prime Minister Liz Truss as she …

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS – Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss became British Prime Minister on Tuesday and immediately tackled the enormous tasks ahead of her: reining in soaring prices, stimulating the economy, alleviating social unrest and fixing a national healthcare system overwhelmed by long waiting lists and staff shortages. Truss has …

Yes in Beirut in September, MIDDLE EAST CLEAN ENERGY 2022 The first clean and renewable energy fair and conference in Lebanon will be held from September 7 to 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. – 30 Speakers | 20 Companies | 80 Brands – It really is a great opportunity to meet hundreds of …

HiddenLight Productions joined us as co-producer of a feature documentary In the shadow of Beirutmade by the team behind Gaza (2019). The documentary is a cinematic portrait of present-day Lebanon seen through the eyes of four families living in the city’s poor Sabra and Shatila neighborhoods, the scene of an infamous massacre in 1982. The …

The evening had been rainy and the downpour had soaked us all deeply. As this was happening, my friend’s literary and vivacious wife started saying, “How hypocritical are people here to call suicide an act of cowardice?” How can people who bear the pain caused by their own actions be called cowards? It takes a …

About 35 countries around the world are experiencing a major food crisis, 16 of which are also facing serious debt problems as inflation remains high and fertilizer costs rise to their highest level in more than a decade, according to the Institute of International Finance. Twenty-one countries are facing “chronic food insecurity crises” that reflect …

NNA – Information Minister Ziad Al-Makari said that seeing Lebanese expatriates return to their homeland and ensuring the return of displaced Syrians to their country with dignity and humanity are the titles of the next battle. “We all know that the country is not in good condition and this affects all ministries, departments and the …

During a speaking tour sponsored by the United States Embassy in Yemen prior to the 1993 national elections, I met with the leaders of various political parties and heard complaints about the party’s repressive and undemocratic behavior in power. Some were serious human rights violations; others were seemingly petty but still threatening in a fragile …

Moreover, when restructuring was required, salvage values ​​averaged 55 cents on the dollar, a level well above that of corporate bonds. Already right now, many distressed bonds are trading around or below the average salvage value. The JP Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global Diversified is also more diversified in 2022 than it was in …

A large number of workers from different sectors protest against inflation and in favor of higher wages in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 17, where inflation has soared. Pablo Barrera/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pablo Barrera/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A large number of workers from different sectors protest against inflation …

By ALEX VEIGA – AP Business Writer Stocks are broadly down on Wall Street on Thursday afternoon, extending their losing streak to a fifth day as investors remain wary of the resilience of the economy as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to fight against inflation. The S&P 500 was down 0.6% at 2:20 p.m. …

LONDON: Libyans are losing what little hope they have that the dire political and humanitarian situation in their country will be resolved anytime soon, a senior adviser to the US mission to the UN has warned. Jeffrey DeLaurentis told the UN Security Council that ordinary people are “losing hope that their country can be free …