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 …

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 …

Without a functioning state, amid political paralysis and as the international community looks to other crises, residents of Lebanon say they have been left to find their own ways – and sacrifices – to a secure life. Many hard and difficult choices lie before them: stay in relative safety in a country with limited electricity, …

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s public education system faces a collapse a week before the start of the school year, with teachers unable to afford transport and students dropping out because their parents cannot afford school supplies essential. After three years of an economic crisis that shows no signs of ending, schools are also struggling to meet basic …

by Naharnet Press Office September 29, 2022, 3:34 PM President Michel Aoun on Thursday gave details of the first round of the presidential election held in parliament from his office, expressing “his relief at the start of the electoral process in an atmosphere of democracy”, the presidency said. “Democracy has always characterized the Lebanese system …

BEIRUT – Lebanon’s parliament failed to elect a new president on Thursday as the majority of lawmakers voted blank and some withdrew. Under Lebanon’s fragile sectarian power-sharing system, the country’s 128-member parliament votes for a president, who must be a Maronite Christian. It’s a tough threshold, and against the backdrop of the country’s struggling economy …

The demonstrations that have shaken Iran since the murder of the young Iranian Mahsa Amini suggest remarkable facts and sum up the reality of the regime in Tehran today, which uses all kinds of violence against its citizens. The current protests should not be viewed from the perspective of whether or not the regime will …

BEIRUT (AP) — The speaker of Lebanon’s parliament on Tuesday summoned lawmakers for a session this week to elect the country’s next president, offering a glimmer of hope for a political step forward even as chaos rocks the nation of Middle East. Parliament is due to meet on Thursday, according to a memo from President …

Kevin Gallagher, of Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center, warned that “a limited number of countries” could receive IMF aid without “breaking the IMF’s track record”. Mr Gallagher co-authored a report this week warning that 55 of the world’s poorest countries face debt repayments of $436 billion between 2022 and 2028, with around $61 billion …

Lebanon’s grand mufti calls for unity in meeting with Sunni MPs ahead of presidential election BEIRUT: The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian, warned on Saturday that Lebanon had become a failed state. “We are rapidly heading towards no state at all, and the Arabs and the world will soon begin to ignore …

DUBAI: When Dareen and her family fled to Lebanon in 2014, fleeing violence in their hometown of Aleppo in northern Syria, she thought their displacement would last at most a year. Eight years later, she and her three children still reside in an informal settlement in Chtaura, near the Syrian border. Dareen is among the …

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 …