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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening Another day, another “worse than expected” data. Today’s episode announced that inflation in the eurozone had risen from 8.9% to a new high of 9.1% in August, …

The one redeeming feature of the US-European siege of West Asia, one of the worst crimes of the 21st century, is that it forces a restructuring of international economic relations away from a Washington-centric unipolar world. For some time, international agencies have reported on the catastrophic impact of this siege, for example in Syria and …

Have a good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Sunday August 28, 2022. Front issues P588B unscheduled funds The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Representative of Batangas, Ralph Recto, questioned the 588 billion pesos of unprogrammed funds submitted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), saying that …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week as inflation concerns remained front and center and slowing economic growth weighed on the housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported on Thursday that the 30-year rate rose to 5.55% from 5.13% last week. Last year, at this time, the rate was 2.87%. The …

Lebanon is the most angry nation in the world. According to data released by Gallup in early August, almost half of respondents (49%) said they regularly experience anger. Residents named the 2020 Beirut port explosion the covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis as causes of their anger. The growing frustration in Lebanon is mainly directed …

US President Joe Biden’s administration will continue talks on releasing billions of dollars in assets held by foreigners in Afghanistan despite the presence of the late al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul and procrastination by the Taliban and the Afghan central bank, according to three sources with knowledge of the situation. The decision to continue …

Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah has warned of an “escalation” with Israel if Lebanese demands are not met in maritime border talks. In a televised speech for a Hezbollah event on Friday, Nasrallah denied any link between the Iranian-backed terror organization’s actions in the maritime dispute – which the United States mediated – and ongoing …

Oil prices rose on Thursday as strong U.S. fuel consumption data and expected Russian supply cuts later in the year offset concerns that a possible recession in developed economies could undermines demand. Brent crude futures climbed $1.27, or 1.4%, to hit $94.92 a barrel at 11:17 GMT. U.S. crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.1%, …

RAMALLAH: Palestinians have expressed outrage after teams from an Israeli university launched a series of archaeological digs in a village north of Ramallah. Residents of Nabi Saleh said the excavations were taking place on their property, although representatives from Bar Ilan University and the Israeli Civil Administration said the site was classified as “state land” …

As Lebanon’s economic decline continues, UNICEF estimates that up to 13% of families are asking their children to work. Qatar has reportedly promised Lebanon to help support its collapsing education sector amid lingering economic problems, Lebanese media reported on Saturday. The news follows a visit by Lebanese Education Minister Abbas Halabi last week to Doha, …

Costs are down from peaks in the war in Ukraine, but still up from last year August 13, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT A bombed grain silo with grain still on fire inside in Zasillya, Ukraine in July. (Wojciech Grzedzinski/For The Washington Post) Placeholder while loading article actions Many of the global food, fuel and …

By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared on Wednesday after inflation cooled more than expected last month, sparking speculation that the Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates that we feared. The S&P 500 rose 1.9% amid a broad-based rally …

Comment this story Comment BEIRUT — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Tuesday issued a warning to Israel’s sworn enemy over the maritime border dispute between the two countries, saying “any weapon” that manages to steal Lebanon’s wealth “will be cut off “. Hassan Nasrallah’s remarks came amid intensified US efforts to …

BEIRUT (AP) — The scheduled arrival Sunday of the first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal has been delayed, a Lebanese cabinet minister and the Lebanese embassy said. ‘Ukraine. The cause of the delay was not immediately clear and Marine Traffic, which monitors vessel traffic and vessel …

Pelosi leaves Taiwan after visit that fueled US-China rift TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday after meeting with the president and other officials during a visit that has heightened tensions with China. Pelosi and five other members of Congress traveled to South Korea, the next stop …

In Depth: After being returned to Lebanon without being allowed to seek asylum, two Syrian refugees are suing the Cypriot government over its pushback policy and hope their case will help end the deadly practice. When Ahmad* and Hussein* saw the Cyprus Coast Guard, they thought their perilous journey was over. In the fall of …

BEIRUT: In recent weeks in Lebanon, there has been a series of violent attacks and other crimes committed by Lebanese against Syrian refugees and vice versa. The attacks have led to an increase in discriminatory rhetoric targeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, while popular support for their repatriation to Syria has also grown as the situation …

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE – AP Technology Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s profits have tumbled in the past quarter, but the world’s biggest tech company is holding up better than many of its peers as the economy teeters on the brink of a recession. As it grappled with manufacturing headaches and inflationary pressures that vexed …

Since the start of the war, the Kremlin blockade of Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea has caused bread prices to skyrocket. Mahmoud Zayyat | AFP | Getty Images With Lebanon already facing its biggest economic crisis ever, the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine has exacerbated dire living conditions in the Mediterranean nation …

Soki Wu’s food stall, tucked away in a food court in a mall in Singapore, is a crowd favorite for its fresh and juicy ‘chicken rice’, a national dish. But customers have recently started complaining that his chicken doesn’t taste as good as it used to. Wu was forced to switch to frozen chicken after …

The process of structural transformation in the now industrialized economies was generally linear, moving first from agriculture to manufacturing and then from manufacturing to modern knowledge-intensive professional services. But growth in less industrialized countries over the past three decades has not followed this pattern. “Modern” services have provided opportunities for productive growth in “traditional” economies, …

President Michel Aoun confirmed that “Lebanon attaches great importance to the agricultural sector because it is an essential part of the production economy after having been dependent for years on the rentier economy”. The statement came during his meeting at Baabda Palace with the new representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United …

Australia may be facing record inflation, but that’s nothing compared to some countries, as New Zealand is mired in cost-of-living misery – while China watches smugly. Prices are soaring as the nation watches a perfect Covid storm and spiraling fuel and electricity bills as flood-ravaged farmland sees food prices soar. The battle against inflation is …

RIYADH: The United States and Saudi Arabia have an established security relationship, with over SR375 billion ($100 billion) in active foreign military sales that President Joe Biden can draw on during his his visit to the Kingdom. According to the website of the US embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia, the two countries have developed …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. inflation hit a new four-decade high in June on rising gasoline, food and rent prices, squeezed household budgets and pressure on the Federal Reserve to aggressively raise interest rates – trends that increase the risk of a recession. The government’s consumer price index has …

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s jobs report pointed to a strong U.S. economy with few signs of a recession on the horizon that can withstand higher interest rates, the Reserve Chairman said Monday. Federal of St. Louis, James Bullard. Financial markets are showing flashing signs that an economic …

By KRISHAN FRANCIS and ELAINE KURTENBACH – Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister said late last month that the island nation’s debt-ridden economy had “collapsed” as it ran out of money to pay for food and fuel. . Short of cash to pay for imports of these basic necessities and …

The United Nations Security Council called yesterday to speed up the formation of a new government in Lebanon, to implement the necessary reforms, Anadolu reported. The press release issued by the President of the Council, Ronaldo Costa Filho, indicates that the members of the Security Council took note of the appointment of Najib Mikati as …

The Middle East Institute Lebanese Program, in partnership with LIFE Lebanon and the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) at the Lebanese American University, invites you to an interactive fireside chat with Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Saade Chami to discuss the latest developments in Lebanon’s financial situation. and socio-economic crises in light of …

STORY: Location: Bchetfine, Lebanon These Lebanese artisans fight to preserve their heritage amid cheaper mass production and economic crisis Hana Fayad’s family has been weaving on a loom for three generations but she fears the age-old craft will die with her [Hana Fayad, Lebanese loom weaver] “Before, they (craftsmen) relied on these crafts, like pottery …

JERUSALEM, July 2 (Reuters) – Israel said it shot down three drones heading from Lebanon to one of its Mediterranean gas platforms on Saturday and accused the Iran-backed Hezbollah group of launching them. There was no immediate response from Lebanon to the Israeli allegation, which came amid tensions between the countries over the location of …

NEW YORK CITY: Last month, the UN observed World Refugee Day against the backdrop of a grim new milestone: the number of people who have been driven from their homes by war, persecution, violence and human rights violations now stands at more than 100 million. The figure is just one of many sobering numbers in …

Lebanon is facing one of the world’s worst economic and financial crises in the past 150 years, according to the World Bank. The Bank called Lebanon’s economic collapse a “deliberate depression”, due to “continued political inaction” and “persistent and debilitating internal political discord”.Lebanon’s three-year financial crisis has now plunged about three quarters of the population …

The alarm on Ahmed Karim Khalife’s phone is set for 6 a.m., so the 22-year-old aspiring architect can join the queue that is starting to form early outside his neighborhood bakery in Beirut. The store opens around 7:30 a.m., and nowadays it often runs out of bread at 9 a.m., Khalife said. “If I don’t …

Christian extremists have destroyed an LGBT monument in East Beirut amid a rise in hate speech against the LGBT community Activists gather outside the Home Office on Sunday to protest the recent rise in homophobia [Getty] Christian extremists have demolished an ornate rainbow flag monument in east Beirut, as Lebanon experiences a spate of homophobic …

Attachments “Introduction” Background Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) is a program designed to support the transition of men and women in rural or semi-urban areas to decent work using a community-based approach to income generation and skills development. skills. By linking employment and income generation opportunities to training and post-training support, with the engagement …

Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during a news conference at the Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, June 21 (Reuters) – Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said on Tuesday the bank’s foreign exchange reserves had fallen by $2.2 …

BEIRUT: The municipality recently removed Hezbollah slogans, images and billboards that had been erected for years on the road to Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut. They have been replaced by welcome signs by the Ministry of Tourism to welcome tourists and expatriates returning to Lebanon for the summer holidays. Photos of Hezbollah leaders and …

IRBIL, Iraq: The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government is working to create two oil companies, the latest move in the battle between Irbil and Baghdad to control the oil sector in the semi-autonomous region. KRG’s new oil company, KROC, would specialize in oil exploration, while the second – KOMO – would focus on exporting and marketing …

Soaring food and fuel prices in Sri Lanka have precipitated the worst political unrest in the South Asian country in years, as tens of thousands of protesters march for change on an empty stomach. As the government falters alongside its economy, the international community must take urgent action to help stabilize Sri Lanka, where domestic …

In a statement, the organization highlighted the decades of confrontation of the Cuban people against the hegemony of the United States and the example of the revolution in the defense of just causes. The Movement’s press release noted the meeting between the leaders of Mourabitun and the head of the Cuban mission in Beirut, Jorge …

Focus on India — Fuel demand jumped 24% in May; Amazon India seller accuses antitrust agency MUMBAI: India’s fuel consumption jumped 23.8% in May from a year earlier, continuing a recovery from a relatively low base in 2021 when the world’s third-largest oil consumer was plagued by the second wave of COVID-19. Fuel consumption, an …

The Lebanese authorities have declared that the country no longer has the means to continue to welcome the approximately 1.5 million Syrians on its territory and they call on the UN to take its responsibilities. “Lebanon is no longer being able to play policeman for other countries, because we do not receive any help in …

By FATIMA HUSSEIN – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged Tuesday that she and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell “could have used a better word” than “transitional” to describe the expected run of the inflation in the US economy. She added that she hoped it would soon be on the decline. …

A dispute between Israel and Lebanon over their maritime border has hampered energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean and risks heightening tensions between two foes. After months of stalemate in US-mediated talks, Beirut on Sunday warned against any activity in the disputed area, reacting to the arrival of a ship to develop a field for …

Top Story: Economic Development of Lebanon Matthew Gentry, Mayor of Lebanon Is Lebanon about to go from dormitory community to booming city? Many people think so after Eli Lilly and Company announced plans to invest $2.1 billion to build two manufacturing plants and create 500 jobs in Lebanon’s new LEAP Innovation and Research District. Inside …

In Lebanon, prices for a solar system with batteries range from $3,000 to $13,500, depending on the number of panels and the size of the batteries. Wholesalers and retailers offer solar power systems from 5 amps to 100 amps. The electricity scene in Lebanon is notorious for its long blackouts that leave households, retailers and …

The secret to a viable capitalist approach to macroeconomics may lie less in redistributive intervention or stimulation of consumption than in aligning private greed productively with a public good. It is the idea of ​​having a more productive economy while safeguarding and defending essential public goods: the climate and the environment (in terms of recovering …

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of doctors, nurses and medical staff gathered outside the Central Bank in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Thursday after declaring a two-day general strike to protest rapidly deteriorating economic conditions . The strike was declared by two unions of health professionals – the Beirut and North Doctors’ Unions and the Private …

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, …