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Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, said the entire Middle East would benefit from a renewed nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. But during a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Thursday evening, Amir-Abdollahian said “we have not yet reached the final point on lifting sanctions”. Opponents of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal …

ATLANTA (AP) — A jury on Wednesday found a political operative and former Atlanta city employee guilty on charges of money laundering, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribes resulting from a lengthy federal investigation into corruption at City Hall. Mitzi Bickers was the first person to stand trial for the corruption investigation during the …

foreign direct investment is a cross-border investment in which a resident or company of one country exercises control or significant influence over the management of a business in another country. (On the other hand, these are the the most self-sufficient economies in the world.) To determine the countries where foreigners control the largest share of …

LONDON: A special UN event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen saw world powers pledge increased financial support to the country and condemn the Iran-backed Houthi militia for its attacks on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates . Opening the event, attended by Arab News and co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland, UN Secretary-General Antonio …

With more than 2 million Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Europe to escape the Russian onslaught and many more on the move, European social services are beginning to buckle under the strain. Having taken in millions of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere over the past decade, Europe simply cannot afford another major crisis that not …

The leader of the Free Patriotic Movement, Jebran Bassil, stressed on Sunday that “victory over the enemy is not achieved exclusively by arms”. “I’m with a solution for the maritime border that would preserve our right to undersea gas,” Bassil said at the FPM’s seventh annual conference. “The water is nobody’s, but the gas is …

In downtown Beirut, empty buildings are covered with representations of more than 200 faces. These are the faces of the lives lost on August 4, 2020, when a neglected stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored in the port of Beirut ripped through metal and flesh, taking over 200 livesleaving more 6000 people injured and more than …

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative former prosecutor and foreign policy neophyte, was elected president of South Korea in a victory that should herald a desire to seek a stronger alliance with states. United States and take a tougher line on North …

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE – Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee resigned Monday shortly after court documents were unsealed revealing she faces a federal wire fraud charge involving a disgraced former state House speaker . Representative Robin Smith’s legal team also reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according …

By MICHAEL TARM and JOHN O’CONNOR – Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Madigan, the former speaker of the Illinois House and for decades one of the nation’s most powerful lawmakers, was charged Wednesday with a nearly $3 million racketeering and bribery scheme dollars, becoming the most high-profile politician swept up in a federal investigation …

By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER – Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas voters will kick off the midterm campaign season with primaries that will test just how far right the Republican Party will change in a state where many GOP members have already tightened their grip on former President Donald Trump. Outgoing …

BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Friday sent a telegram of congratulations to King Salman on the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s founding day. “This occasion marks many brilliant milestones in the history of the Kingdom, which, with its vision and efforts, has succeeded in securing a leading position among modern countries in search of broader …

“IIf a war breaks out between Iran and Israel, Hezbollah might not get involved,” said Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. He gave the very public assessment in an interview with an Iran-based news channel, according to Naharnet, a Lebanese online news source. Faced with increasing pressure from within and without, is it possible that Hezbollah …

(MENAFN-IANS) By Sanjeev Sharma New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) At least five senior Arab leaders, including heads of state or government, held accounts at Credit Suisse, according to leaked data. The former Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, had two accounts, including one opened in 1971 that was worth more than 177 million Swiss francs …

By SHEIKH SAALIQ – Associated Press FATEHGARH SAHIB, India (AP) — Amandeep Kaur Dholewal stood up from a traditional Indian crib and began speaking to a small gathering of men and women sitting cross-legged in a park in front of a domed gurdwara white, a place of worship for Sikhs. The 37-year-old doctor was surrounded …

Beirut, Lebanon – A dozen teenagers gathered outside the French Embassy in the Lebanese capital holding portraits of their 15-year-old classmate Elias Khoury, who was killed in the Beirut port explosion in August 2020. They called last week for an international inquiry to help move forward a local investigation that senior Lebanese officials have obstructed …

BEIRUT: Eighty-nine percent of respondents in a recent poll said they trusted the Lebanese Armed Forces to ensure the country’s stability, while 80% felt the same about religious leaders and 75% about the justice system. In contrast, only 19% of those polled – regardless of their religious beliefs – believed that political parties could be …

PA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents in parts of San Francisco are voting for a new member of the state Legislature in Tuesday’s special election, a seat that opened following a scandal in federal public corruption in the city. The main candidates to replace Democrat David Chiu, who left the state Legislature to become San …

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA – Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court banned a former Kurdish politician from the country’s presidency on Sunday, citing lingering corruption allegations. Hoshyar Zebari, a former foreign minister and longtime Iraqi diplomat, had been a favorite against incumbent President Barham Salih. In the Iraqi political system, parliament votes to choose …

DUBAI: When the United Arab Emirates set to work planning Expo 2020 Dubai, organizers had one important goal in mind: to ensure that every country was represented, regardless of size, wealth or condition current social and political life. It is this commitment that allowed Lebanon in crisis to participate. It was only in May 2021, …

The imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most deadly evil of all republics. —Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher In the current Covid-19 economic environment, the call of one of this country’s largest and most powerful corporations for the privatization of public assets brings to the fore the challenge of eradicating income inequality – …

TEHRAN — Ali Scott Vitkovic, a scholar and theologian, says Israel, as an apartheid regime, has lost all support in the world. “The genocidal Zionist military apartheid in Palestine has finally lost support in all parts of the world, including many Jewish communities in the United States,” Vitkovic told the Tehran Times. Vitkovic says, “Even …

PA TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president announced a plan to dissolve the national judiciary, citing suspicions of corruption and possible mishandling of politically charged cases, local media reported Sunday. Opposition members said the move was just the latest example of the president’s extreme power grab. President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve the Superior Council …

Arbil, Iraq: Turkey carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq on Tuesday against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebel positions, causing casualties, authorities in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan said. “Turkish fighter planes targeted several positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party fighters”, particularly in the Makhmur and Sinjar regions, the Kurdish anti-terrorist services said in a statement. …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Sunday it saw no reason to delay May’s legislative elections, days after politics were upended by the withdrawal of Saad al -Hariri of public life. Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician and three-time former prime minister, said on Monday he would boycott the vote https://www.Reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanons-hariri-expected-announce- election-boycott-party-members-say-2022-01-24, …

Human rights activist Narges Mohammadi was sentenced to an additional eight years in prison and seventy-four additional lashes after a cursory five-minute trial in Tehran in late January. This is yet another shameful chapter in the shameful history of Iran’s theocratic regime. Mohammadi is vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, led by …

A Lebanese man who robbed a bank to withdraw his own money has been hailed as a hero in Lebanon, where citizens are furious at capital controls that prevent them from accessing their savings amid a financial meltdown. Abdallah Assaii, a 37-year-old cafe owner, is accused of holding seven employees of a BBAC bank hostage …

The collapse began in October 2019 and plunged more than 75% of the country’s population into poverty. The same political class blamed for decades of corruption and mismanagement that led to the crisis has done next to nothing to help Lebanon out of the crisis. The Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% of its …

The Cabinet on Monday approved the granting of transport allowances to members of the armed forces, set at a monthly sum of 1.2 million Lebanese pounds for each soldier. The Council also appointed the members of the National Anti-Corruption Commission and decided to double the hourly salary of contract public teachers. Regarding the state budget, …

(Reuters) – Lebanese officials will start talks with the International Monetary Fund on Monday, an official government source told Reuters. An IMF spokesman also told Reuters on Saturday that a team would begin virtual talks with Lebanese authorities next week. The Lebanese government has said it hopes to reach an initial agreement with the fund …

THE Lebanese hope that in 2022 there will be a change in the fortunes of the country after several years of worsening economic, social and political chaos. So far, however, there is no sign of the turnaround the country is yearning for. Lebanese Christians are counting on the support in the form of prayers from …

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. During a brief standoff at border control after arriving on a flight from Warsaw, Poroshenko accused border guards of confiscating his passport. He then emerged in …

The experience of northeast Syria presents a challenge to end the use of children in conflict DUBAI: Rawan Al-Aleku was visiting a friend in Debrassiye, northeast Syria, in the summer of 2020 when she was drafted into the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias formed in 2014 to fight Daesh. She …

Photo credit: Lauren Smith Do you like Morning Chalk Up? Access additional exclusive interviews, analysis and stories with an Rx subscription. Five years ago, Ramzi Kamareddine opened 9616 CrossFit in Lebanon, and within three years he had a thriving gym with over 200 members. But in the past two years, the country has been hit …

Lebanon is suffering from one of the worst economic crises the world has ever seen, forcing many of its citizens to seek a better life abroad. Some join other migrants in making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is currently in the grip of a brutal economic crisis, with more than half of …

VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In his annual address to the Vatican Diplomatic Corps on Monday, January 10, Pope Francis once again expressed support for global vaccination efforts, while condemning “ideological divisions” fueled by disinformation. In the speech, in which the Pope traditionally takes stock of the world’s most pressing problems, Francis called for “a multiple …

[ad_1] Austin Bay At the start of 2022, four strategic challenges to the post-WWII international order generate psychological ambiguity – that is, simple human fear – which promotes ethnic and sectarian slaughter and sows gender. bloody “proxy” wars that degenerate into major regional wars. Warning to all who care about planet Earth: when major regional …

[ad_1] The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria said on Tuesday it thwarted an attack in the northeastern region of Deir Ezzor, the day after the second anniversary of the murder of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. After spotting “several indirect fire rocket launch sites that posed an imminent threat,” coalition forces “carried out strikes to …

[ad_1] Turkey’s historically strong relationship with Lebanon has been overshadowed by geopolitics and regional rivalries, namely the Iranian-Saudi battle for influence in the Middle East. Nevertheless, Ankara did openings in Lebanon in the form of aid and political support, and this is felt especially in areas with a Sunni majority. Tripoli is the poorest region …

[ad_1] A series of events suggests that the utility of at least some of the militias – in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine – is declining. As their popularity wanes, their relationship with Iran faces headwinds. This is an important development. After all, Iran’s basic strategy and defense concepts, in place since the clergy-led revolution …

[ad_1] Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Tuesday central bank governor Riad Salameh is expected to remain in office for now, signaling continued political support for him despite investigations into embezzlement at home and abroad . “You don’t change your officers during a war,” Mikati said at a press conference referring to Mr. Salameh, …

[ad_1] By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA – Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A military-controlled Myanmar court on Monday deferred verdicts on two charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accused of importing and detaining walkie-talkies without following official procedures , said a legal official familiar with the matter. noted. The case in court in the capital, …

[ad_1] CHICAGO: Teachers and educators in Iran continued to protest in more than 100 cities this week against the mullahs’ regime’s oppressive policies that target educators, officials from the US-based National Council of Resistance of Iran said on Friday. United. NCRI officials said the protests began on December 15, demanding better treatment of teachers and …

[ad_1] Mandatory vaccination passes aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19 went into effect in Tunisia on Wednesday, despite some popular opposition and criticism from the rights group Amnesty International. Only people with a vaccination record and their national identity card can now access cafes, banks, shopping centers and state institutions. Dozens of people demonstrated …

[ad_1] BEIRUT (AP) – The UN chief warned on Tuesday that the international community is unlikely to provide much needed support to Lebanon amid the continued paralysis of his government and as the country goes through a “very dramatic crisis “. Antonio Guterres’ remarks came at the end of his three-day visit in which he …

[ad_1] Lebanon could reach a preliminary agreement for financial support with the International Monetary Fund in January or February, according to local press reports citing the country’s deputy prime minister. Saadeh Al Shami was quoted by broadcaster Al Jadeed on Sunday as saying that a ministerial committee agreed with the governor of Lebanon’s central bank …

[ad_1] BEIRUT: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Lebanon on Sunday for an official visit to the country. The UN Information Office in Beirut said the visit was a gesture of solidarity and that the Secretary-General “will reiterate the support of the whole United Nations family, the political mission, the peacekeeping forces and …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] The bloc addressed a variety of topics, including the ongoing war in Yemen, developments in Lebanon, the illegal occupation of Palestine and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Gulf countries have declared their readiness to deal “seriously and effectively” with the Iranian nuclear issue among several others at the 42nd Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] summit …

[ad_1] Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s call for national unity strikes a chord on the centenary of the Iraqi nation-state DUBAI: Iraq was a cradle of civilization long before it became a modern nation state exactly 100 years ago, the country’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in a speech on Saturday at the occasion of the …

[ad_1] LONDON: “I’m the one who strikes,” said Lebanese investigative journalist Riad Kobeissi – repeating the infamous line from American drama “Breaking Bad” – while looking straight into the camera. In his Al-Jadeed show “The Corrupt Regime Falls”, Kobeissi spoke directly to the now jailed former director general of Lebanese port customs, Badri Daher after …

[ad_1] SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (AP) – The Bosnian Minister of Security was formally charged with embezzlement and corruption for illegal sale of arms and military equipment ten years ago while serving as Minister of defense. The highest court in the Balkan country confirmed the indictment against Selmo Cikotic on Wednesday, accusing him of depriving …

[ad_1] For months, protesters in Lebanon remained in the streets after the spark of the October 2019 uprising, when tens of thousands of people gathered to protest against corruption and the economic downturn and call for accountability and social rights. Now they have focused their energy not on the barricades but on the ballot boxes, …

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The French President and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia had a joint phone call with the Lebanese Prime Minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a meaningful gesture amid a crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. In calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron …

[ad_1] Located in the eastern Mediterranean, Lebanon was home to the ancient Phoenicians and Romans. A small country, it has sandy beaches, high mountains and historic ruins. At the turn of the 20th century, France left a lasting and sophisticated impression after two decades of control. Sadly, Lebanon’s history since its independence in 1943 has …

[ad_1] Al-Nahar, Lebanon, November 25 Anyone who listened to President Michel Aoun’s speech on Lebanon’s Independence Day would immediately realize that the intractable problems Lebanon is facing today are caused either by Hezbollah or by the one of his allies, including President Aoun himself. This is the case of the axes taken up in Aoun’s …

[ad_1] Next week, US President Joe Biden will convene his World Summit for Democracy, a virtual gathering of world leaders that aims to promote human rights, fight corruption and discuss ways to strengthen democracy against a rising tide of authoritarianism across the world. The event fulfills a campaign promise made by then-candidate Biden to host …

[ad_1] Beirut, November 26, 2021 – The government of the Netherlands and UNESCO today signed a media funding agreement for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Lebanon, as part of UNESCO’s flagship initiative Li Beirut. Hans Wesseling, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to UNESCO and Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO ADG for Communication and Information, signed …

[ad_1] By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press ROME (AP) – Pope Francis told the Lebanese Prime Minister on Thursday that he prayed that God would help Lebanon to “rise up” and to get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has thrown the three quarters of the country’s 6 million inhabitants, including one …

[ad_1] through Naharnet press office November 22, 2021, 12:48 AM The Beirut Bar Association elected a new leader on Sunday in a vote that saw big losses for opposition candidates and big wins for representatives of the country’s ruling elite. Nader Gaspard has been chosen to replace Melhem Khalaf, an independent candidate whose election two …

[ad_1] DUBAI: Progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Middle East and North Africa region has been hit hard by the global pandemic, and many of the achievements of the past decade have been reversed, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. At least …

[ad_1] BEIRUT (AP) – The governor of Lebanon’s central bank said on Wednesday that he had requested an audit of transactions and investments during his tenure and the results showed that no public money had been embezzled. Riad Salameh, 70, once hailed as the guardian of Lebanon’s financial stability, has come under intense scrutiny since …

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, DC: It was a morning in late October 1983 when two suicide trucks driven by members of a then little-known terrorist group named Hezbollah crashed into a United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 American soldiers and 58 French soldiers and six civilians. Armed, funded and indoctrinated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary …

[ad_1] An American mediator has reportedly informed Israel and Lebanon that if they cannot agree on a compromise on a disputed maritime region, he will end his participation in the talks. US envoy Amos Hochstein, who visited Israel this week, suggested to senior Israeli officials that they must complete the deal before the March 2022 …

[ad_1] Sawa Li Lubnan, a political organization funded solely by Lebanese billionaire Bahaa Hariri, will present its own electoral roll in the Lebanese elections in March 2022. Bahaa Hariri insisted he didn’t want to be prime minister, but said he was “more than happy” to show leadership [Getty] Sawa Li Lubnan, a political organization funded …

[ad_1] There is a dispute between the Lebanese as old as the country itself. It can be summed up in two opposing approaches to understanding things and making sense of them. The first approach prioritizes the homeland over the idea, while the second puts the idea before the homeland. The first approach was developed by …

[ad_1] From traditional to abstract, Arab pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai capture the imagination DUBAI: Universal exhibitions have a long and illustrious past, especially for their enduring contributions to urban horizons and architectural world premieres. The Eiffel Tower and the Chicago Ferris Wheel are two of the most recognizable examples. Despite these permanent contributions, the …

[ad_1] At 6.30am last Monday, John Sagherian and Elie Heneine descended into the lobby of their three-star hotel in eastern Sudan and found a crowd gathered around a television. While filtering, they heard the news. The army had staged a coup in the capital, Khartoum, 90 miles to the northwest. “Instantly everything we had planned …

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our weekly subscriber-only newsletter, Middle East Memo, which examines what’s happening, what’s being said and what’s on the horizon in the Middle East. . Subscribe to receive it by email every Tuesday. If you are already subscribed, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it. Saudi Arabia …

[ad_1] Biden’s Euro trip. President Joe Biden has opened a big euro trip that includes a series of bilateral meetings on both sides of the G-20 summit in Rome, which took place last weekend. The US President and the First Lady kicked off the trip by meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican – a meeting …

[ad_1] When Najib Mikati became Prime Minister of Lebanon in September, he insisted in his first speech that re-establishing ties with the country’s allies in the Gulf was a priority for his government. Three months later, Lebanon faces a new diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia, the second in six months. Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi …

[ad_1] Under Secretary Victoria Nuland’s October 14 visit to Beirut only resulted in the latest largesse – $ 67 million – in a seemingly endless gravy train for the Lebanese state. Seemingly indifferent to snipers firing at Lebanese protesting the state’s investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut a few blocks away, the …

[ad_1] Diab’s plan also included a forensic audit of the central bank, the Banque du Liban, which is responsible in particular for safeguarding the country’s monetary and economic stability. Riad Salameh, who has been the bank’s governor since 1993, is recognized worldwide, especially for his so-called financial engineering. It basically worked like this: Commercial banks …

[ad_1] A street is empty after taxis blocked the streets during a protest against rising oil prices in Beirut, Lebanon on Monday. Photo by Nabil Mounzer / EPA-EFE BEIRUT, Lebanon, October 26 (UPI) – A further surge in fuel prices – spurred by the central bank’s inability to provide hard currency for fuel imports, the …

[ad_1] Off the Lebanese coast about 40 miles north of Beirut, a 340-foot battleship rises vertically, with its bow and about 100 feet of its length plunged into the mud. The seabed is 140 meters deep, but you can even scuba dive in the back if you are a technical diver. The ship is a …

[ad_1] Breadcrumb Links Chroniclers Off Lebanon, about 60 kilometers north of Beirut, a 104-meter battleship stands upright, its bow plunged 30 meters into the mud. The seabed is 140 meters deep, but technical divers can explore the stern. Author of the article: Gwynne Dyer • Special to Postmedia News Syrian refugee children walk near tents …

[ad_1] Off the Lebanese coast, about 60 kilometers north of Beirut, a 104-meter (340-foot) battleship stands upright, with its bow and some 30 meters long immersed in the mud. The seabed is 140 meters deep, but you can even scuba dive in the back if you are a technical diver. The ship is a bit …

[ad_1] He was only one year old when his panicked father came to pick him up and they fled with his mother the gunfire that shook their neighborhood. It was the day the civil war in Lebanon started 46 years ago. His family’s building in Beirut was on the front line. Now 47, Bahij Dana …

[ad_1] BEIRUT – The most powerful men in Lebanese politics have been in command for decades, some since the early 1970s. They have survived civil war, assassinations, uprisings and other unrest, hanging on in power for decades in a turbulent and ruthless region. Now they are in a desperate struggle to cling to positions and …

[ad_1] Saturday. Colombian President Iván Duque hailed Saab’s extradition, calling it “a triumph in the fight against drug trafficking, money laundering and corruption carried out by the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro”. However, the Biden administration downplayed the importance of Saab’s problems, saying he can defend himself in US courts and that his case should not …

[ad_1] The European Parliament has promised targeted sanctions against Lebanese politicians if they destabilize the recently formed government in the country. This is an extension of the politics the European Parliament used to coerce Beirut’s political elite to come together to finally form a government on September 10 after a year of bickering, delays and …

[ad_1] Lebanon’s fuel crisis has worsened over the past week as the country experienced a 24-hour blackout over the weekend, after years of instability in the energy sector . Lebanon’s population of 6 million has faced a 24-hour blackout from Saturday as two of the country’s main power plants, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, run out …

[ad_1] By Laila Bassam and Maha El Dahan BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday called for the replacement of the lead investigator in the deadly Beirut port explosion, saying he was biased and politicized, in his harshest criticism of the manager since his appointment. “The targeting is clear, you choose …

[ad_1] from Lebanon electricity failed over the weekend, plunging the country into new difficulties in addition to Economic collapse, political corruption, and a deadly explosion at a port in Beirut last year. Although the limited power was restored Sunday after about 24 hours of blackouts, the collapse of the public electricity grid on Saturday is …

[ad_1] Deir Ammar and Zahrani power plants stop functioning due to diesel failure, causing sporadic protests. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s two main power plants, hit by the crisis, broke down, cutting off all state electricity in the country. The shutdown on Saturday of the Deir Ammar and Zahrani plants, which have generated very little electricity …

[ad_1] (MENAFN- The Conversation) Few Lebanese will be surprised that the latest leak of offshore financial documents alleges Lebanese figures, including the current Prime Minister, have used offshore tax havens (although Najib Mikati, a businessman who held the top post in July, denied). The fact that the so-called Pandora Papers rank Lebanon among the world’s …

[ad_1] BEIRUT – A mine of leaked documents confirmed that for years Lebanese politicians and bankers have stored wealth in offshore tax havens and used it to buy expensive properties – an infuriating revelation for masses of newly impoverished Lebanese caught in the dark. one of the world’s worst economic crises in decades. . Some …

[ad_1] Lebanon tops the list of offshore companies named in the Pandora Papers, a revelation that many people have found to be unsurprising. Prime Minister Najib Mikati has denied any wrongdoing regarding his appointment in the Pandora Papers [Getty] Lebanese political and business leaders have the most offshore accounts revealed in the Pandora Papers, a …

[ad_1] It was a sweet, sweet August evening. I had just finished a workshop for Lebanese journalists on the rise of hate speech in the Lebanese media and I was having a summer drink with three friends at the Commodore Hotel in Hamra, in the heart of the Lebanese capital. At around 6pm, we received …

[ad_1] Understanding the link between crime and terrorism of ideologically motivated terrorist organizations TO SHARE By Brett Bolog Terrorist organizations, driven by politico-ideological motives, need economic resources to finance their operations and expand their influence. These groups often resort to criminal activities, which undermine political stability and bankrupt legitimate businesses while increasing their sphere of …

[ad_1] Lebanese politicians turned out to have the most offshore companies in the world, followed only by the UK and Iraq. After millions of confidential files leaked, the International Investigative Journalism Consortium (ICIJ) published a groundbreaking investigation called the Pandora Papers yesterday, revealing the vast network of politicians and elites who have hidden wealth in …

[ad_1] Thousands of people gathered over the weekend to protest the move, including from the Islamist Ennahdha party, which has been sidelined by the president’s actions. Human rights defenders and civil society organizations have openly condemned his actions, calling them a threat to Tunisia’s democratic transition. Tunisian state agency TAP reported on Sunday that a …

[ad_1] Cancer of corruption destroys the soul of Lebanon After the Beirut port explosion last year, the prospect of a failed investigation – let alone two – into the blame for this monstrous explosion would have sparked global disbelief. More than 200 people died when hundreds of tons of dangerously stored ammonium nitrate fertilizer caught …

[ad_1] BEIJING (AP) – A former Chinese justice minister has become the target of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. Fu Zhenghua, who was also a former deputy minister of public security, is under investigation for serious violations of party discipline and the law, the Central Party Discipline Control Commission said on Saturday. communist in power. …

[ad_1] The European Union negotiated a deal in April to ease a political crisis between the ruling Georgian Dream party and opposition groups, including the Saakashvili United National Movement, the country’s second largest political force. The agreement stipulated that early parliamentary elections should be called in 2022 if Georgian Dream obtains less than 43% of …

[ad_1] Sun Lijun, then Deputy Minister of Public Security, attends a meeting in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province on April 7, 2020. The ruling Communist Party of China expelled Sun amid a series of corruption charges on abandoning his post amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Sun Lijun, then Deputy Minister of Public Security, attends a meeting …

[ad_1] DUBAI: After a year of delay, Expo 2020 Dubai finally opens its doors this evening with a star-studded ceremony in front of an audience of 3,000 people. The opening ceremony will feature leading artists, including acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli; Andra Day, Grammy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress, singer and songwriter; British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, platinum …

[ad_1] Protests erupted again in Lebanon and in Lebanese communities around the world, more than a year after the explosion in Beirut, the country’s capital, on August 4, 2020. The explosion killed 218 people and displaced more than 300,000 others. According to Forbes, the explosion was rated 3.3 on the seismic scale, making it one …

[ad_1] Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday, two days after the investigation into the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut was suspended for the second time. “We are here to tell politicians: stop your corruption and get out of the courthouse,” said lawyer Cécile Roukoz, whose brother Joseph, also a …

[ad_1] Two years ago, just before the pandemic, a wave of youth-led protests hit several Muslim countries, from Sudan to Lebanon to Iraq. While the main goal was democratic reform, the protesters also shared a second demand: to end political patronage along ethnic or religious lines that fosters corruption. Now in part because of the …