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BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities began removing concrete barriers around the country’s parliament building on Monday after former protesters were elected as MPs. The security measures were put in place during the outbreak of massive anti-government protests in 2019. They are to be eased following the election of a dozen reformist newcomers to the 128-member legislature, some …

Beirut (AFP) – Fearing visa hassles could cost him his job in Dubai as an economic meltdown wiped out all options for returning home, Lebanese executive Jad spent around $135,000 on new citizenship for him and his wife . Less than a month after making the payment last year, the 43-year-old businessman received a small …

By MARI YAMAGUCHI – Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan hails a new U.S. economic initiative for the Indo-Pacific that President Joe Biden is expected to roll out during a visit to Tokyo next week, as it demonstrates U.S. commitment to an order regional economy that is not just about market access, an official said …

NNA – The Government of Japan and UN Women in Lebanon have signed an agreement to provide USD 1,294,388.00 to help vulnerable Lebanese women and Syrian refugees meet urgent socio-economic needs. This support will enable vulnerable women of all nationalities and their families to access emergency livelihoods, while ensuring access to quality sanitary products and …

Sunday’s Lebanese legislative elections offer the chance for change – however small – from the corruption, neglect and stagnation that have wrecked the country’s economy, provided relative impunity for Beirut’s devastating port blast. in 2020 and allowed the extremist group Hezbollah to take a greater proportion of seats in the Legislative Assembly. Sunday’s turnout in …

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — It was a sea of ​​yellow as thousands of men, women and children waving Hezbollah flags and wearing the group’s signature yellow caps gathered on a giant pitch in the ancient eastern city of Baalbek to support the heavy armed militant group. One after another, scores of participants vowed to vote …

On May 15, Lebanese voters will go to the polls for the legislative elections while members of the Lebanese diaspora voted last weekend. The contest comes at a time of deep economic crisis and government collapse in the country, but is unlikely to bring about significant change in a dysfunctional political establishment. These elections will …

Beirut, May 10 (IANS) Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Hector Hajjar has urged the international community to compensate the country with $30 billion for hosting displaced Syrians over a long period. “We are counting on the compensation of the international community for Lebanon, which has so far suffered losses estimated at 30 billion dollars,” Hajjar said …

Assuming nothing will stop the legislative elections in Lebanon, 1046 candidates will compete for the 128 seats in the Lebanese parliament for the next four years. (Some candidates may still be disqualified or decide to withdraw their candidacy.) The elections will be held on two dates: from May 6 to 8 for the nearly 250,000 …

He had spent the previous winter in Beirut, on an internship at the Associated Press. Forced to return to his parents’ home near Boston by the COVID-19 pandemic, he contacted Rebecca Joubin, president and professor of Arabic studies at Davidson. Within days, they raised enough money to pay for one year’s school fees for 40 …

JIT WAS not how Rebecca Ego planned to use her law degree. In 2020, she was accepted into a master’s program in America. It would cost $20,000 after scholarships, money she had in the bank. In Lebanon, however, it is almost impossible to withdraw money from the bank: lenders have imposed harsh and arbitrary capital …

As Lebanon prepares for historic legislative elections on May 15, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai urges Lebanese citizens to vote massively to preserve the country’s self-determination and identity as it faces its worst crisis since the war of 1975-1990. A delegation of French bishops is expected to visit Lebanon from May 8-12. By Lisa Zengarini …

In a message addressed to Lebanese expatriates who will go to the polling stations to vote on May 6 and 8, the Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, called on them to “show the widest participation in this national event par excellence and the most important in the history of Lebanon”. and to “go to …

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — A week ago, the boat carrying Bilal Dandashi, his relatives and dozens of others hoping to flee Lebanon and reach Europe sank in the Mediterranean. Dandashi still doesn’t know if his wife and children are alive or dead. Their boat sank in the dark of night within seconds after colliding with …

Mauritius supports the organization of Expo 2030 by Saudi Arabia because it is the best candidate: minister RIYADH: Mauritius will vote for Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030 as it believes the Kingdom has the best capabilities among the candidate nations, according to the Mauritian minister in charge of foreign affairs, regional integration and international …

After losing power for 24 hours in 2021, Lebanon continued to face severe power shortages due to years of poor infrastructure investment that led many people to rely on polluting diesel generators. for their food. The Lebanese population currently receives between one and two hours of electricity a day, and with ongoing political instability there …

Visit to Lebanon: Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter (A/HRC/50/38/Add.1) [EN/AR] – Lebanon

human rights councilFiftieth sessionJune 13–July 8, 2022Agenda Item 3Promotion and protection of all human, civil,political, economic, social and cultural rights,including the right to development Summary Lebanon is plunged into one of the worst economic and financial crises in its history. The destruction of the national currency, exorbitant price increases and the collapse of the banking …

Sri Lanka recorded the first victims of its spiraling economic crisis several days ago, with one protester dead and 24 others injured. It came from police firing shots at a crowd demanding the removal of a government they hold responsible for the country’s predicament. Now: Citizens cannot access essentials such as fuel, medicine and food, …

A new report released by UNICEF on Wednesday shows that in Lebanon, maternal deaths have tripled and children’s health is at risk amid a severe economic crisis. By Vatican News reporter As a severe economic crisis continues to grip Lebanon, vulnerable people are suffering. Maternal deaths According to a new report released Wednesday by UNICEF, …

A retired Lebanon County veterinarian makes another bid for a seat in Harrisburg. Calvin “Doc” Clements, 71, is running this time for the 48th Senate District seat currently held by Senator Chris Gebhard of North Cornwall Township. Because the two men are running unopposed in the May 17 primary, they are likely to face each …

BEIRUT: A total of 155 candidates from different sects are running in the Lebanese legislative elections scheduled for May 15. The only Shiite candidate on the Hezbollah and Amal Movement lists is MP Inaya Ezzeddine. The remaining Shia candidates are trying to win seats previously won by the Shia duo. Choosing Ezzeddine to represent Speaker …

Bar Elias, Lebanon – A truck backs up with dozens of boxes of tomatoes, onions, carrots and peppers, and parks near a secluded makeshift kitchen at a small pool complex in Lebanon’s rural Bekaa Valley. Omar Abdullah of the Lebanese NGO Sawa for Development and Aid sighs as he reads the receipt. “Food items are …

Political crisis and economic pressure form a deadly cocktail. Sri Lanka and Lebanon provide an example of what can happen if impasse prevents a government from taking timely action to avert catastrophic collapse. Imagine a patient with high blood sugar levels. If said patient does not change course quickly and take the prescribed medications, complications …

BEIRUT: The Saudi and Kuwaiti ambassadors to Lebanon, Walid Bukhari and Abdul-Al Sulaiman Al-Qenaei, have returned to Beirut, arriving on Friday afternoon amid renewed hopes of a reset in diplomatic relations for the country besieged. They landed at Beirut airport less than 24 hours after the Kingdom and Kuwait announced their envoys would return to …

Relations have been strained since last year after a former minister criticized Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it was sending an ambassador to Lebanon for the first time since a row erupted with Beirut last year over Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen. The Foreign Ministry “announces the return of …

In 2022, LCRP partners continue to work together to monitor and analyze the impact of the current situation on all populations as well as the overall operating environment in Lebanon. This situation update consolidates this analysis and is used by LCRP partners at the national and field level to adapt existing interventions as needed and …

TEHRAN – A professor of political science at the Lebanese University believes that the solutions to Lebanon’s economic problems must be political in the first place before any economic decision. “The solution must be political in the first place, and after the political solution, we can talk about the economic solution,” Laure Abi-Khalil told the …

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunrise Saturday in much of the Middle East, where an invasion from Russia or Ukraine has driven up food and energy prices, reported the PA. Driving the news: Muslim-majority countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, had announced that Ramadan, when many …

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BEIRUT: “Lebanon still needs Arab sponsorship, and (I hope) that all the Gulf countries, in particular, will restore ties with Lebanon, which needs its Arab environment to embrace it,” said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during his visit to Doha. Grandstand Saturday. Mikati met Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the forum’s headquarters. …

RAMALLAH: A senior EU official has reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to the Palestinians after its support was partially suspended last year. The comments were made by Oliver Varhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, during a meeting with senior Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Thursday. The two parties also discussed the implementation of the new EU …

Russia’s month-long siege of Ukraine has caused a shortage of wheat imports from Lebanon and made finding a new source of food a national priority. As the conflict progresses, consumers are already feeling the pain of rising prices and shortages of wheat in the markets. A substitute is urgently needed to mitigate the risk of …

BEIRUT: Lebanese banks on Monday declared a two-day strike to protest against court rulings against Fransabank, Credit Bank, Banque du Liban et d’Outre Mer, Bank of Beirut, Societe Generale, Bankmed and Aoudi Bank. The banks condemned the rulings as arbitrary, noting that some lawsuits filed by depositors relate to their claims to recover US dollar …

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation to revamp unemployment benefit rules was opposed Friday by Kentucky’s governor, who condemned it as a “callous” move that would lead to more population losses in areas rural. The bill – demanded by business groups – would increase job search requirements for people receiving …

BEIRUT: When Afraa Hashem reflects on life during the siege of Aleppo, she remembers how inventive everyone was. By the end of 2016, Syrian government forces had cordoned off the eastern half of rebel-held Aleppo, with 270,000 people inside, and for months they and Russian warplanes reduced it to rubble. Food was scarce. Hashem’s family, …

RIYADH: Following the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the GCC import ban, Lebanon is keen to restore trade relations with Saudi Arabia, which in 2020 amounted to more than 200 million dollars ‘exports. The country has been stuck in an economic sandstorm that has clouded the region due to inflationary climate and impoverished import-export …

BEIRUT: Supermarket owners in Lebanon blamed “tough measures” by the Banque du Liban for introducing a new payment system for their customers. The change in the central bank requires payment of 50% of the value of purchases in cash and 50% by bank cards, due to the “low liquidity” of the markets, according to Nabil …

Since the 2013 announcement of China’s historic “Belt and Road” initiative, several countries in the region, including Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, have raised the issue of moving east to to benefit from this massive initiative, which should break the vicious circle of crises in which these countries have been plunged for decades. The Chinese initiative …

A view of the Central Bank of Lebanon building in Beirut, Lebanon April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, March 9 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s central bank has asked commercial banks to provide the names of politicians who failed to comply with a circular ordering them to repatriate …

In conservative MENA, women are finding a niche in activewear From Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, women-led businesses are springing up Economic hazards, the pandemic tests fledgling businesses BEIRUT, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nathaly Daou weaves through an underground fabric store in Beirut, pulling rolls of neon lycra and patterned polyester before settling on …

By Yuras Karmanau – Associated Press LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukraine’s statehood was under threat and likened Western sanctions against Russia to a “declaration of war,” while a ceasefire the promised fire in the port city of Mariupol collapsed amid scenes of terror in the besieged city. As …

It is sometimes hard to believe that we are in the 21st century when outdated laws are still applied in Lebanon. As politics interferes with women’s rights to the citizenship of their children, as archaic sexist mentalities prevail in society, and as gender discrimination continues in sectarian courts, it is staggering that civil laws impose …

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, March 2 (Reuters) – An International Monetary Fund delegation could visit Lebanon in the second half of March to …

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers will have nearly $500 million in additional tax revenue available for spending or tax-cutting measures this year, plus a record $1.7 billion in the reserve fund. state cash flow, based on new projections approved on Monday. The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board predicted a sharp increase in tax revenue …

Queen Meadhbh of Connaught and Cú Chulainn, the famous Ulster warrior, decorate the walls of Camp Shamrock. The Celtic figures were painted by Captain Tommy Dillion while he was stationed at the UN base in southern Lebanon. Capt Dillion’s bright murals sit alongside a depiction of an Irish peacekeeper receiving a flower from a local …

ECONOMIST John Maynard Keynes once said that “in the long run, we are all dead”. The problem with the Nigerian economy is that it is run by people who will die far too soon. When a 79-year-old man leads a country with an average age of 18, a mismatch between the government’s approach and the …

Convoy of Hope responds to disasters and crises of all kinds in places around the world. Some make headlines; Others don’t. Either way, Convoy is committed to bringing hope around the world in times of great need. Tanzania: Locust infestation Huge swarms of locusts have invaded East Africa, with devastating impacts on farmers and community …

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The King and Queen of Jordan had secret Swiss bank accounts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a major data leak from one of Switzerland’s biggest banks. So have the sons of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s deposed president, and the business tycoons who prospered during his 30-year reign. Other accounts were …

LONDON: The Lebanese health system is in a precarious state following successive waves of political and economic crisis. As the country reels from shortages of medical supplies, increases in COVID-19 cases and an exodus of skilled medical professionals, the urgency of the sector’s need for external assistance is no longer a subject of debate. In …

ANKARA: Iran has stepped up its long-running cyber campaign against Turkey through state-sponsored hackers, who have been targeting prominent government and private websites in the country since November 2021. Experts believe the enhanced cyberattack is a backlash against Turkey’s attempts to normalize relations with countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel. …

By MORGAN LEE – Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Senate lawmakers on Saturday proposed additional spending of $150 million as part of revisions to an already-record annual spending proposal that includes increases for school and government employees in state, free tuition for in-state students, an expansion of Medicaid health care for the poor, …

On Thursday, Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said he was banning “two events” organized by Bahraini opposition figures that were to take place next Friday and Monday. “If these two events were to take place, they would undermine official authorities in Bahrain and the Gulf Arab states, thereby blocking Lebanon’s efforts to strengthen ties with …

TEHRAN — A US congressman has drafted a Lebanon bill that aims to dramatically increase pressure on Lebanon’s leadership and political system. In its Monday edition, the Tehran Times revealed that Senator James Lankford is leading US Congress efforts to craft legislation on the situation in Lebanon that would compel the US administration to refrain …

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) — If you’ve ever wanted to open a restaurant but lacked the funds to do so, a city in southwest Virginia offers the perfect opportunity for area entrepreneurs. The city of Lebanon, Virginia is offering a $50,000 downtown restaurant incentive grant. The one-time grant will come from the city’s general fund and …

BEIRUT, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Lebanon has received letters from French and Luxembourg authorities requesting information about the bank accounts and assets of the president of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Riad Salameh, two Lebanese judicial sources told Reuters. Sources did not elaborate. A Luxembourg justice spokesman confirmed to Reuters in November that he had …

Major funding will help educate girls in rural Afghanistan – along with the story of an eight-year-old schoolboy who wrote a book and became a library hit. Community classes for rural Afghan children Major funding will enable more than 260,000 Afghan children – 60% of them girls – to attend community education classes in rural …

An Israeli general said on Wednesday it would be foolish to speculate that soldiers might be prosecuted for the death of an elderly Palestinian-American they were holding, a case in which Washington called for “full accountability”. After reprimanding a battalion commander and sacking two officers involved in the January 12 death of Omar Abdalmajeed As’ad, …

Lebanon presented on Sunday its response to the initiative led by Kuwait and the Arab states of the Gulf to end the rift between them. Relations between Lebanon and the Gulf Arab states are at their lowest in years, further impacting the Lebanese economic crisis. The rift was sparked by earlier public comments ex-information minister …

The scale and scope of Lebanon’s deliberate depression leads to the disintegration of the main pillars of Lebanon’s political economy after the civil war. This manifests itself in a collapse of the most basic public services; persistent and debilitating internal political discord; and massive brain drain. Meanwhile, the poor and middle class, who were never …

Rising inflation and post-pandemic economic uncertainty have driven demand for gold to its highest level in two years, according to the World Gold Council. The organization’s latest report shows appetite for the metal hit 1,147 tonnes in the last three months of 2021, its highest level since the second quarter of 2019 and an increase …

LEBANON, Mo. – New job opportunities are coming soon to the Lebanese community. A central Missouri-based company called Ice Cream Factory is expanding its manufacturing facility to the city. The company owners said they plan to produce 100 million pints of ice cream a year. It also means, they said, a total of 130 new …

A participant stands near a World Bank logo at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Rulers ‘captured’ state for economic gain, bank says Lebanon’s economic implosion is one of the worst …

Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. GMT:There are around 250,000 domestic workers in Lebanon, and around 99% of them are immigrants with work permits. The majority are women from Ethiopia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, earning meager wages. They work under the kafala – or sponsorship – system, which has been likened to modern …

Gulf Arab adherence to Jewish minority reflected in Bahrain cemetery restoration project DUBAI: For more than a century, a small cemetery in the heart of Manama served as the final resting place for members of Bahrain’s tiny Jewish community, which is the most established of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Located a …

RIYADH: Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency internationally, traded higher on Thursday, rising 1.80% to $41,935 as of 11:34 a.m. Riyadh time. Ether, the second most traded cryptocurrency, was priced at $3,128, up 2.55%, according to data from Coindesk. Other news: The UK and Spain are introducing crackdowns on cryptocurrency advertising this week. UK Finance Minister Rishi …

LONDON: The large-scale export of Captagon from Syria and Lebanon is the legacy of a decade of conflict combined with widespread corruption, and reliance on drug revenues is turning both countries into narco -States, according to a new report from Britain’s Channel 4 News. In Lebanon, militias and gangs operating in Hezbollah-controlled areas such as …

STATUS UPDATE Humanitarian conditions The humanitarian impact of the August 2020 explosion at the port of Beirut was immense, and the broader context of the complex crisis in which it unfolded made the path to recovery and resilience difficult. The double explosion, caused by the detonation of hundreds of tons of highly explosive fertilizer stored …

BEIRUT: As the Lebanese people continue to grapple with the effects of the financial crisis in the country, political unrest and the consequences of the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut, concern is growing about the health consequences of these crises mental. Although no exact statistics are available on how many people are taking …

Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview for the Reuters Next conference, in Beirut, Lebanon November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank said on Thursday that a judge leading one of several investigations against …

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Seeking to capitalize on Kentucky’s economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday offered to inject money into the development of new industrial development sites and the construction of a research in the Appalachians to promote the state’s agro-tech sector. The governor said his budget plan calls for the use of $ …

AL-MUKALLA: Yemeni army and government-loyal Giant Brigade forces on Sunday took control of parts of Ain district, the last pocket of territory held by Iran-backed Houthis in the southern province of Shabwa, local officials and media said. The Giants Brigades, backed by warplanes belonging to the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, forced their way …

There will be a lot to discuss at the General Secretariat of the 35th OIC Session of the Islamic International Crescent Committee (ICCI) on January 5th. Although there are pockets of stability and socio-economic development in the OIC, especially the most economically developed Gulf countries and Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, the challenges …

Henry Jones wrote the following article in The Independent: Covid-19 conspiratorial groups could pivot to push climate misinformation in 2022, experts have warned. Ciaran O’Connor, an analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), told the PA news agency that coronavirus misinformation on topics such as vaccines and blockages may shift to focus on politics …

Beirut, Lebanon – With its economy in tatters and political wrangling hampering the prospects for recovery, Lebanon has little reason to celebrate in 2021. Towards the end of the year, Lebanese expatriates and tourists flock to the country, giving hungry restaurants, pubs and nightclubs a much needed injection of cash. But as hotels, restaurants and …

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can export a wide range of products to Lebanon and the business community should step up efforts to tap the Beirut market to improve trade and exports, said Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Lebanon Salman Athar . During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CICI) on Wednesday, the envoy held in-depth …

BEIRUT – Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday that central bank governor Riad Salameh is expected to remain in office for now despite investigations into embezzlement against him at home and abroad. Speaking to reporters, Mikati said that “you don’t change officers during a war” in reference to Salameh, adding that he would …

In 2020, the world saw Lebanon recover from worsening crises: soaring inflation, civil unrest that spilled over from the previous year, unruly spread of COVID-19 and a deadly port explosion that devastated the country’s capital. . But what happened in 2021 was a return to crises at the institutional level – top-down rot. After 13 …

BEIRUT: At the end of a meeting chaired Wednesday by President Michel Aoun, the Lebanese Supreme Defense Council decided to extend the current period of general mobilization until the end of March 2022. It also announced opening measures borders with Syria for residents vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19. The council called on all military …

Lebanon is one of the smallest but amazing countries in the world, where you can meet the cutest people in your life, eat like a king / queen, party like you are in Ibiza and visit the most ancient historical sites of the world. Even though Lebanon has many problems, come and visit Lebanon, buy …

In a video message to the Lebanese people, Guterres said he was deeply concerned about the difficulties he is facing, stressing the UN solidarity with the country. Next week I will travel to Lebanon with a simple message: the @UN stands with you. I look forward to engaging with people from all walks of life …

Lebanese authorities are failing to protect the rights to health and life of the country’s population amid the current crisis that prevents patients from purchasing or accessing essential medicines, Amnesty International said today. Since the subsidies were lifted in November, drug prices in Lebanon have quadrupled compared to 2019, when the economic crisis began, and …

Lebanon’s national currency collapsed again on Monday, exacerbating inflation and people’s desperation (Photo: AP) The diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon is far from over. Lebanese Agriculture Minister Abbas Hassan added salt to the insult on Tuesday by declaring that the war in Yemen must end, whoever wins. Former Lebanese Information Minister George Kurdahi …

Woman seeking to recover money from her bank accounts in Lebanon has secured a payment of $ 2.8 million from a French court in a ruling that could trigger a greater exodus of money from the crisis-stricken country , where de facto capital controls were imposed. The Saradar Bank must pay the woman the money …

MENANDS, NY (NEWS10) – For seven years, Dr David Chico, a veterinarian, volunteered for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) helping animals affected by natural disasters. Over the course of four years, he helped ensure that 53 cats were brought to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) so they could be adopted into loving …

Jumana Zahid, the Saudi producer who is also the manager of Red Sea Lodge, the Red Sea Film Festival’s project lab, believes she can see the growth of the country’s burgeoning film industry before her eyes. “You can see the maturity in the submissions,” says Zahid. “The idea of ​​applying for a lab, writing a …

Lebanon has a faith-based power-sharing system where the number of representatives, political positions and the distribution of power are predetermined among the country’s religious groups. There are 18 recognized religious communities in Lebanon, and with its sect-based power-sharing system, a comprehensive Lebanese identity is not on the horizon. Lebanon is one of the most extreme …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s Information Minister is expected to announce his resignation on Friday, in a bid to ease an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Local media reported that Minister George Kordahi intended to step down, weeks after television comments he had made criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen sparked …

Live Updates: Follow the latest news on Covid-19 Omicron variant Lebanese health authorities will impose a curfew on unvaccinated people during the upcoming holiday period as concerns grow over a new wave of coronavirus caused by the Omicron Covid-19 variant. Lebanon has yet to register a case of Omicron, but fears the virus could spread …

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO Editor AP Retail NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are spending freely and returning to shop in-store, reversing some of the momentum in online sales last year, when Americans did much of their shopping exclusively through the internet. Shopper traffic roared on Black Friday, but it was still below pre-pandemic levels, in part …

Abstract During the first half of 2021, approximately 438,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria, 28,017 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon and 18,164 PRS in Jordan entered a state of greater poverty and vulnerability as the impact socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened. and unemployment rates have skyrocketed across the region.In Syria, the …

It has been 20 years since Bahaa Hariri voted in the Lebanese elections. After the assassination of his father Rafik Hariri in 2005, the heir apparent to Lebanon’s most influential family retired to Paris, where he has spent the past 15 years running a business empire. Devoured with grief, he had no interest in following …

NOTnothing makes sense. Along England’s east coast, British employers are scanning the horizon. They desperately need all the migrant workers Boris Johnson will bless with visas to pick fruit, kill turkeys, staff hotels or care for the elderly. At the same time, along the south coast, British politicians are screaming in horror at the cargoes …

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday that Lebanon aims to reach an agreement on the demarcation of maritime borders with Israel that would guarantee the country’s right to invest in its natural resources, according to a statement from the Lebanese presidency. “Lebanon looks forward to resuming indirect negotiations mediated by the United States with …

Every two days, Karl Karam and his fellow architect Jihad Farah drive two hours from the Lebanese coast to a field of purple flowers in the Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria. The friends have traded their leaders for shovels and turned to saffron cultivation as construction projects dwindle amid an economic collapse that …

IRBIL, IRAQI KURDISTAN: Iranian-backed Iraqi militias rejected the results of the October legislative elections in Iraq, in which their political wings did very poorly, and elements among them may well have been behind of the attack on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi earlier this month. But can anything be done on a practical level against the …

Lebanese airline Middle East Airlines has postponed delivery of its four Airbus A330neo on order until 2026 as it tries to recover from the twin challenges of the pandemic and the economic crisis in Lebanon. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Arab Air Carrier Organization’s AGM in Doha on November 11, MEA Chairman Mohamad El-Hout said …

AMMAN – Lebanon is going through a crisis in its relations with Saudi Arabia and its Arab supporters in the Gulf, from which it desperately needs commercial and financial assistance. A Lebanese minister’s criticism of Saudi military involvement in Yemen is at the heart of a diplomatic dispute that plays a role in a regional …

The head of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite group in Lebanon, called the recent violence in Beirut “a new dangerous and critical step” in the country’s internal political situation. He also accused the Lebanese Forces, the right-wing Christian party, of trying to start a new civil war in the country. Hassan Nasrallah delivered his fiery speech …

BEIRUT: The families of those arrested during the violence in Tayouneh on October 14, as well as the families of those arrested in the Khalde incident in early August, protest against what they claim to be “biased actions” judicial authorities. In recent days, families have reacted angrily to the lack of arrests of anyone associated …

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers Stock indices closed another wobbly trading day on Wall Street with a patchy end Thursday that includes more all-time highs for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. The benchmark S&P 500 rose 0.4%, extending its winning streak to a sixth day. The index has seen a …