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Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamieh reveals that Russia will grant Lebanon 10,000 tons of fuel and 25,000 tons of wheat. Lebanese Minister of Transport and Public Works Ali Hamieh Russia will grant Lebanon 10,000 tonnes of fuel and 25,000 tonnes of wheat, Lebanese Minister of Public Works and Transport in the …

The past four weeks have seen an escalation of violence – the worst since the second intifada which began in September 2000 – against Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israeli security forces and hard-line settler groups right, acting in concert. Days pass without reports of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, …

By Yossi Mekelberg* The electoral campaign has been long since the collapse of the Israeli coalition government in June. By Israeli standards, it has been a relatively low-key campaign, though still toxic with the familiar personal attacks below the belt. It may be difficult to generate much interest, let alone enthusiasm, in a fifth election …

The Lebanese Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that it had registered three new cases of cholera in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 371. It confirmed one new death from the infection, bringing the toll to 16. He posted an infographic showing where the most infections have been reported. Lebanon confirmed its …

By Syed Zafar Mehdi It is no surprise that the Daesh Takfiri group claimed responsibility for the despicable terror attack on the revered shrine of Shah Cheragh in Shiraz on Wednesday. The modus operandi employed by the Kalashnikov terrorist who rampaged through the 12th century shrine belonging to a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad …

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says the maritime border agreement was the result of national interests and stability and is in no way an indication of peace with “Israel”. Aoun: Oil and gas funds will be returned to sovereign wealth fund Lebanese President Michel Aoun said AML broadcaster that Lebanon “demarcated the borders to avoid war”, …

Tourism around the Mediterranean is booming. Helped by a strong US dollar and pent-up demand from Europeans to go on vacation, it’s a stronger comeback from the pandemic crisis than many had expected. Greece is on track to break its annual record for tourism revenue. Luxury vacations, especially island-hopping yacht excursions, performed best in Greece …

The Lebanese parliament will meet again to try to elect a new president. This is a final offer for Lebanon’s parliament will try to hold a presidential election today – Photo: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir The Lebanese parliament will meet again to try to elect a new president. This is a last ditch attempt to salvage a …

After years of blockage and cover, a major economic collapse in Lebanon, multiple unstable governments in Israel, and threats of violence, the United States has successfully brokered an agreement on the maritime border between Beirut and Jerusalem. The war has been avoided and everyone is happy. At least for now. Israel will receive the most …

ANKARA: Turkey and Israel are set to forge closer ties on various fronts, including military cooperation, after months of rapprochement. For an official visit to meet his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is due to visit Turkey next Wednesday. A few days before the elections in Israel, this visit will be …

IIsrael and Lebanon, two of the most bitter enemies, have finally reached an agreement on the location of their maritime border. The subject of who has the power to drill natural gas in disputed waters off the Mediterranean was the most important aspect of this agreement. After more than a decade of mediation by the …

US-Saudi relations have steadily declined since Joe Biden entered the White House. Relations hit a new low on Oct. 5 when Saudi-led OPEC+ announced it would cut oil production. A drop in oil production will drive up gas prices as the United States avoids a recession and provides Russia with much-needed revenue to fight its …

By KEN RITTER – Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked Las Vegas police, prosecutors and defense attorneys from accessing the cellphone and electronic devices of a slain investigative journalist, fearing to reveal the sources and the journalist’s confidential notes. Then she backed out of the case, citing an immediate appeal …

The terrorist threat returns to Australia. The imminent release of convicted terrorists at the end of their sentences and the return of families detained from the camps in Syria produce two sources of potential danger for this country. The recent lull in terrorist activity in that country does not indicate that the problem has disappeared; …

Pragmatism trumps ideology as Hezbollah endorses deal The United States has reached a historic compromise between Israel and Lebanon Offshore gas would provide Lebanon with much-needed currency BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) – (This story from October 18 has been corrected to reflect that only the northern part of Karish is in what Lebanon has claimed …

Hong Kong’s chief executive on Wednesday unveiled plans to resurrect the fortunes of the business hub, hoping to attract international expertise to the city. John Lee gave a first political speech focusing on both reviving the economy and maintaining security. “Over the past two years, the local workforce has shrunk by …

By BASSEM MROUE and KAREEM CHEHAYEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament on Tuesday night approved some amendments to a bank secrecy law that was a key request from the International Monetary Fund before it agreed to a bailout package amid the country’s economic crisis. . Despite the changes, legal advocacy groups say the …

The US-brokered maritime boundary demarcation agreement between Lebanon and Israel in October establishes legal borders between the two countries for the first time, largely along a demarcation called Line 23. So who emerged victorious from this longstanding and geopolitically controversial dispute? The answer largely depends on who you’re asking, which side of the border, and …

BEIRUT – Hundreds of activists and ordinary citizens are flocking to central Beirut to commemorate the third anniversary of the start of widespread protests that erupted just as the country’s worst economic crisis has ever hit Lebanon. On social networks and among political activists, thousands of people have met for this popular anti-government mobilization, known …

The Independent published this article: According to new research, your walking speed is just as important as the number of steps you take in a day. Walking 10,000 steps a day has long been linked to a reduced risk of dementia, heart disease, cancer and death. But experts have now found that a faster pace, …

She also raised funds for the surgery, as in the case of Andraos. Khawand raises funds and resources through calls for help on social media. She says the response from individuals around the world has been overwhelming. Khawand’s mission to help his people began on August 4, 2020, the day of the Beirut explosion. “After …

The head of Iranian diplomacy met with guests attending the 36th International Conference of Islamic Unity in Tehran. The Foreign Ministry’s Institute of Political and International Studies hosted the rally on Friday. Amirabdollahian welcomed the guests and congratulated them on Islamic Unity Week. He also expressed his gratitude for the efforts of Hamid Shahriari, Secretary …

The British Prime Minister’s U-turn on corporation tax risks leaving a tens of billions of pounds black hole in public finances, economists warn. Liz Truss said on Friday she would revert to a business tax increase to 25% as announced by Rishi Sunak and the previous government and added that public spending would rise “slower …

LONDON: Ten years after the United States began mediation efforts, Lebanon and Israel have finally reached an agreement delineating their maritime border in what experts describe as a “historic” moment. However, some observers take a more cautious position. “It’s at least 10 years behind schedule,” said Ambassador Frederic Hof, former director of the Atlantic Council’s …

Lina Boubess, 62, has not missed any demonstrations since the outbreak of the economic and financial crisis in Lebanon in October 2019. Although she earned the title “Mother of the Revolution” due to her constant participation in all the anti-government protests in Beirut, Boubess told DW that her life had changed drastically over the past …

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warns U.S. interest rates may need to rise higher than the market predicted in order to rein in inflation, which will almost inevitably mean pushing the world’s largest economy into recession . Summers told the Citi Australia & New Zealand Investment Conference on Wednesday that one of the significant …

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced today (11 October) that Israel has reached a landmark agreement settling a long-standing maritime border dispute with its northern neighbor Lebanon. The terms of the deal, which have not been made public, have yet to be approved by Israel’s security cabinet and its parliament, the Knesset. Offshore exploration for …

These girls are the future of Iran…this murderous regime is a thing of the past A protester with an Iranian flag on her face attends a rally in Paris on October 9, 2022, in support of Iranian protests. (AFP) This is what real evil looks like: murdering young girls in cold blood, then threatening their …

A group of Mediterranean countries, known as the MED 5, have called for more support from the EU, fearing the fallout from the war in Ukraine could cause an increase in migration to the bloc. Ministers from Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Spain gathered in the town of Paphos in Cyprus on Friday and Saturday for …

New York is a city where wonderful, sad and strange things are happening all the time, most of which go unnoticed by the millions of people who live here. Residents and visitors come and go, disappear when they leave, barely visible when they are there among the crowds. Not so with Little Amal, a giant …

BEIRUT – A recent cholera outbreak in Syria has affected almost all of its provinces and spread to neighboring Lebanon, setting off alarms in both countries, where economic crises have exacerbated deteriorating health conditions. Syria’s cholera outbreak was declared on September 10, and by the end of the month surveillance data showed more than 10,000 …

Naharnet interviewed Lebanese presidential hopeful and former candidate for World Bank chief Ziad Hayek about his presidential chances and plans. Hayek, 63, was secretary general of the Lebanese High Council for Privatization and PPPs from 2006 until he was appointed president of the World Bank in February 2019. Hayek is currently vice president of the …

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe/Africa Where Americas edition to send it straight to your inbox every morning of the week UK regulators today kicked off a new round of licenses allowing companies to explore for oil and gas in the North Sea, as climate …

The Ford Foundation will commit $80 million over the next five years to strengthen nonprofits that fight authoritarian rule. These groups struggle with governments that restrict the right to protest, shackle nonprofits with an avalanche of bureaucratic requirements meant to hamper their effectiveness, and threaten the safety of the people who work for these groups, …

A presidential vacuum in Lebanon seems inevitable. The proof can be found in the political, economic and social collapse of the country. Those who doubted that had their doubts dispelled by the first, and possibly the last, session of the House of Representatives in its bid to elect a new president last Thursday. Can a …

A prominent Tory donor is heading to next week’s party conference in Birmingham with a demand that some of his fellow supporters be scrutinized for their role in the pound’s fall in recent weeks. Mohamed Amersi, who has given £700,000 ($761,340) to the Tories since 2018, has backed calls for an investigation into hedge fund …

“From Beirut to Tehran, a revolution that does not die,” chanted people in the streets of Beirut during a wave of protests against Lebanon’s corrupt politicians in October 2019. It was catchy, it rhymed in Arabic, and it was an expression of a surprising new sense of solidarity among members of a young generation connected …

Although the cryptocurrency market seems to be developing in a positive feedback loop, this does not mean that (un)expected events may not impact the trajectory of the ecosystem as a whole. Although blockchain and cryptocurrencies are fundamentally designed as “trustless” technologies, trust remains essential where humans interact with each other. The cryptocurrency market is not …