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An “emerging secular and democratic consensus” faces the Iranian theocracy LONDON: On September 13, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian, was arrested in Tehran for violating the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women. In the custody of the Gasht-e Ershad – the “Guidance Patrol”, or morality police – she suffered a catastrophic head injury and, …

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – American consumers and almost every industry will be affected if freight trains stop next month. One of the railroad’s biggest unions rejected its deal on Monday, joining three others who did not approve the contracts due to concerns about demanding schedules and a lack of paid sick leave. This increases the …

DUBAI: Controlling the sweet tooth is not the only lifestyle choice that will determine whether or not an individual will develop diabetes in their lifetime. The chronic disease, which has seen an alarming rise in cases across the world over the past decade, has been linked to sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets and obesity. Insufficient knowledge …

Who was the Qatari handicapped boy? Qatari YouTuber Ghanim Al Muftah is a student of politics at Loughborough University was born without the lower half of his body. He played in the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside Morgan Freeman, showing ‘hope, jubilation and respect’ The 20-year-old is known for his motivational …

Oil prices fell sharply during the week, with growing concerns over weakening fuel demand in China outweighing fears that Russian supply could plummet next month when tougher sanctions from the EU on its crude oil exports will come into effect. West Texas Intermediate, the US benchmark, has lost about 10% this week, falling 1.9% on …

Marada Movement leader Suleiman Franjieh stressed that he “will not conspire against the resistance or against its rivals and enemies”, days after Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah openly announced that his party wanted a president for Lebanon which would “reassure the resistance”. “I am ready for all possibilities. For the presidency and for not reaching …

The financial disaster is causing suffering for many people in Lebanon, once considered the jewel of the Middle East. Can it become again not only a country, but “a message”? Despite the extreme hardships Lebanon is going through right now – and there are many, causing widespread suffering – there is hope that people will …

High-ranking Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil said on Thursday he was working to find a compromise presidential candidate who would be able to push through crucial reforms, but would run for the job himself if he did. considered a successful candidate to be a poor option. Lebanon has had no head of state or fully empowered …

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell on Thursday amid concerns about the impact of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy mixed with hopes of a return to normal economic activity and the tourism. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Shanghai, while gaining in Sydney. Oil prices have fallen. …

VIENNA/DUBAI: The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, Rafael Grossi, said on Wednesday he hoped for a meeting with Iran later this month to end a standoff over traces of uranium found at undeclared sites would continue after Iran’s nuclear chief reportedly said it was not “on the agenda”. ”“Hopefully our scheduled technical meeting with …

November 15, 2022Spencer Irvin, leave a comment The Biden Administration announcement that it will subsidize Lebanese students to attend several universities in the country. Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), said the U.S. government “will provide $50 million for …

The chief executive of a London-listed oil and gas company recently threatened by Hezbollah has called for more investment in the energy potential of the eastern Mediterranean after a landmark maritime deal between Lebanon and Israel. Mathios Rigas, whose Energean delivered the first gas from Israel’s Karish field last month, said the US-brokered deal, after …

LONDON (Reuters) – Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan urged the international community to shift its response to mounting global crises on Friday at the Paris Peace Forum, Jordan News Agency reported. In her address to the fifth edition of the forum, Queen Rania said the world is facing “a convergence of crises”, including the COVID-19 …

TEHRAN (IQNA) — The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has said that American Democrats and Republicans are the same in always supporting the crimes of the Israeli regime and the killing of Palestinians. Sayed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks on Friday as he addressed a ceremony marking Lebanon’s Martyrs’ Day. Referring to …

Britain’s economy contracted in the third quarter, potentially marking the start of what could be its longest recession on record. Official figures show the UK economy contracted by 0.2% between July and September. The fall was even steeper in September alone, at 0.6%, partly due to the effect of the …

Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun ended his term last week, but parliament has not yet chosen his replacement. Some fear that the power vacuum could delay aid promised by the International Monetary Fund. Wissam Nasrallah with the Society for Education and Social Development (LSSESD) said: “Although we have already had a presidential vacation, …

The lesson social unrest in Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish woman murdered by the “morals police” of the Islamic Republic, shows no sign of complicity. Understandably, legions of Iranian watchers offered speculation about the endgame of the upheaval. Scenarios range from the emergence of democracy to maintaining the status …

Anthony Cuthbertson wrote this article in The Independent: Facebook parent company Meta has announced that 11,000 employees will be laid off, representing 13% of its global workforce. “Today, I share some of the toughest changes we’ve made in Meta’s history,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced. “I have decided to reduce …

RAMALLAH: The Palestinian factions have agreed to draw up a comprehensive plan, which includes escalating resistance in various parts of the West Bank and preparing for strikes inside the prisons, which could be the largest in the history of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. This follows the possibility of far-right Israeli Knesset member Itamar …

Beirut, 8 November 2022 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) today launched a two-day seminar on the contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights in Arabic-speaking countries. The seminar, held at the United …

By John A. Tures The United States received good news regarding the economy during the 2022 recession. But how strong is the overall economic situation? How bad is inflation compared to other countries? What is to blame for this? And what might the coming years look like for our businesses? “Gross domestic product rose 2.6% …

A group of 227 Iranian parliamentarians have called on the judiciary to issue death sentences for those arrested during the ongoing anti-government protests. The parliament, elected in non-competitive elections in February 2020, is packed with hardliners and Revolutionary Guard officers. In a statement that was read out to parliament on Sunday, lawmakers called the protesters …

The adoption of the Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016 gave impetus to the development of plans and strategies by a few countries, including Lebanon. Lebanon’s protracted civil war (1975-1990) intensified his urge to find a path to lasting peace. Recognizing that ignoring polarization and …

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, feminist studies scholar “Women solve problems, and oftenwe don’t get much credit for this becausethe typical image of a leader is someonewhich is loud, obnoxious, chest-pounding.It’s not my view of what’s trueleadership is; true leaders are thosewho work with great commitment todo …

When Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu’s defense rests, judges will address legal questions such as whether prosecutors have demonstrated trade-offs between the benefits the former prime minister received and the actions he took to his benefactors. They will assess whether media manipulation is tangible enough to be considered an advantage in a bribery transaction. They will judge …

Oil rose on Friday as the dollar eased and supply risks persisted, although recession fears and COVID outbreaks in China kept prices in check. Brent crude futures were up $1.84, or 1.9%, at $96.51 a barrel at 0740 GMT. The contract is heading for a weekly increase of more than …

Analysis: Following Lebanon’s agreement with Israel, a disagreement with Syria over maritime borders reappeared. As soon as Lebanon signed what officials and media described as a “historic agreement” with Israel on maritime borders, a new challenge resurfaced in the north of the country. The deal reignited a maritime border dispute with Syria that emerged last …

Pope Francis will travel to Bahrain from November 3-6, becoming the first pope to visit the country. This will be his 39th trip abroad and the 58th country he has visited as pope. There, the Pope will meet the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. According to Judge Mohamed Abdel Salam, Secretary General of …

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to hold a narrow lead Wednesday morning in Israel’s election, according to exit polls, potentially paving the way for a return to power with a boost from Israel. a far-right ally known for his arsonism. anti-Arab comments. Exit polls were preliminary and final results could change …