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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 132 …

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 the …

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 Guard …

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 parliamentary …

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 solely …

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 Maronite …

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 exhibits …

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 for …

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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 that …

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 said …

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 Under-Secretary …

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 would …

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 national …

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 bit …

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 at …

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 like …

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 did …

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 wealth …

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 affect …

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 mutual …

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 of …

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 certain …

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 just …

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 in …

(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 most …

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 of …

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 mine …

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 a …

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 control. …

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 offshore …

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 lawmaker …

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 fire …

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. He …

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 all …

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 in …

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 record; …

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 of …

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 lawyer, …

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 pandemic, …

DUBAI: As the countdown begins for the Iraqi parliamentary elections on October 10, some political parties hope that the voting age population will forget their story of broken promises and succumb to their flattery. It is up to the 25 million voters registered on Iraq’s electoral roll to choose their representatives wisely if they want …

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer) From South Asia to the Middle East a new arch By Pierre Oborne OUTSIDE my hotel in South Beirut, there is a gasoline queue over a mile long. Emotions run high in the scorching heat of the day. Many drivers are out of gasoline. Every time the queue moves forward, they come …

TUNIS (Reuters) – Nurse Amira Souissi celebrated the near total seizure of power by Tunisian President Kais Saied in July, vowing to fight corruption, contain prices and strengthen the state’s finances. FILE PHOTO: People shop at a market in Tadamun on the outskirts of Tunis, Tunisia, January 15, 2018. REUTERS / Youssef Boudlal / File …

The government now only provides electricity for one or two hours a day, he explains, and with fuel shortages crippling the country, the hospital cannot power its back-up generators. “The generators have been running for almost 22 or 23 hours a day, and that’s a really big problem because of the fuel consumption. So at …

The tone of speeches made by world leaders at the UN General Assembly last week and on the sidelines of inter-ministerial meetings suggests that preparations to revive the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have come to an end. accelerated. Amid reports that talks could resume in Vienna in two weeks, a process is …

Via a video message, President Michel Aoun assured world leaders that despite internal or international challenges, the new Lebanese government, formed this month, “would win the confidence of the people and the international community”. “Unprecedented” crises As successive crises “exploded simultaneously” over the past two years, Lebanon has experienced its most difficult times, according to …

BEIRUT (AP) – The repercussions of terrorism across the oceans and war in their own neighborhood have left Lebanon and its Middle Eastern neighbors grappling with the aftermath, the Lebanese president said on Friday, calling for international assistance to save his own crisis. country. As Lebanon is plunged into an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, …

Advocates say action is needed to stop the hemorrhaging of Christians from their biblical homelands, especially Lebanon and Iraq, as security, poor governance and economic crises threaten their future. “Lebanon is now the only place on earth where there is a conviviality between Christians and Muslims. Lebanon,” warned Maronite Catholic Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, who …

Skeptical analysts PM Mikati can do a lot ahead of the election Goldman Sachs sees “critical obstacle” to recovery Source sees momentum for IMF deal, room for compromise “We desperately need dollars,” says senior politician BEIRUT, Sep 23 (Reuters) – In its bid for IMF support, Lebanon must answer a question it has been sidestepping …

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado addresses the general debate during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at UN headquarters. Eduardo Munoz By DAVID BILLER Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a bizarre speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the Honduran president defended his crime-fighting …

A majority of MEPs supported the imposition of sanctions against the new government in Lebanon. The ballot took place even before Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government was approved by a vote of confidence from parliament in Beirut. The devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut last year changed the political landscape in Lebanon. Charges of …

Lebanon finally got a new government this month, more than a year after the deadly port explosion that killed 217 people, injured 7,000, and swept away the old government. Well, “new” – as always with Lebanese politics – might be overstated. But at least after a year of stasis, the country has found around 20 …

A view shows buildings damaged as a result of a massive explosion in the port area of ​​Beirut, Lebanon on August 13, 2020. Photo taken with a drone. Photo: REUTERS / Bader Helal JNS.org – The European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution Friday who blamed the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hezbollah as one …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday in a session that was delayed by nearly an hour due to a power outage and a broken generator at the site . The blackout highlighted the multiple crises rocking the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic collapse, including …

Published on: 09/20/2021 – 05:22 Dubai (AFP) Lebanese expats in the wealthy UAE, many of whom are torn with guilt, scramble to ship essentials and medicine to family and friends in their crisis-ridden home country. “How can I sit in the comfort of my home with air conditioning and a full fridge knowing that my …

In a resolution on Lebanon adopted earlier this week, the European Parliament made it clear that Hezbollah is responsible for the country’s devastating political and economic crisis and the 2019 repression of the popular movement. The resolution, which was adopted with overwhelming and multi-party support, underscores the need for full Lebanese sovereignty and deplores harmful …

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at 84, the presidency announced on Friday, more than two years after stepping down under pressure from mass protests and the army. Bouteflika, a veteran of Algeria’s war of independence, had ruled the North African country for two decades before his resignation in April 2019 after street protests …

Since the announcement of the new government on September 10, the Lebanese pound has appreciated more than 30% against the US dollar in the parallel market. Image credit: Reuters Dubai: Despite the formation of a new government in Lebanon after 13 months of political paralysis, the recovery of its economy after a total collapse will …

BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the Middle Eastern nation in crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from an earlier deal late last year, …

by SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s new finance minister on Friday signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key request by the international community to restore confidence in the country hit by the crisis. Alvarez & Marsal withdrew from …

Beirut, Lebanon – The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the EU to adopt targeted sanctions against Lebanese officials involved in corruption and obstructing the investigation into the explosion in the port of Beirut. In a vote on Thursday, 571 of 681 members of the European Parliament backed the resolution, which condemned Lebanese political …

The Lebanese national flag flies in Beirut, Lebanon on August 18, 2020. REUTERS / Hannah McKay BRUSSELS, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – The European Union should still consider imposing sanctions on Lebanese politicians who block the progress of the new government, the European Parliament said on Thursday, calling the Lebanese crisis a man-made disaster. This week, …

Murr says the best way to honor their memory is to find out the truth. “The good truth too – not just one version of the truth, a convenient white lie. At the moment we don’t have answers to our questions and that’s what hurts us. Loading However, the judge responsible for finding these answers …

Lebanese leaders have formed a new government, ending the political impasse that has gripped the country since the explosion of the port of Beirut more than a year ago. Najib Mikati, a billionaire tycoon, will be prime minister. He will be responsible for bringing the small Mediterranean country out of its worst economic and financial …

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a memorandum intended to provide $ 47 million in aid to the cash-strapped Lebanese Armed Forces. The memorandum orders Secretary of State Antony Blinken to initiate the necessary process to direct funds allocated by Congress to the Lebanese military, as rapid inflation continues to place most Lebanese soldiers …

Posted: Posted September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT / Has been updated: September 3, 2021 / 10:25 a.m. CDT Muslim worshipers at a gas station on Friday, September 3, 2021 in the coastal town of Jie, south of Beirut, Lebanon, protesting the severe fuel shortages that Lebanon has witnessed for weeks. I pray during …

5 minutes to readAugust 31 Everything in Lebanon is running out: fuel, electricity, water, bread, internet, medicine, cooking gas, medical personnel, hope. At a pharmacy in Paris last week, I displayed the Notes app on my phone which contained a list of medications and photos of prescriptions for people I had never met before. The …

A prominent Australian doctor, Jamal Rifi of Lebanon, was sentenced in absentia to ten years in prison in Lebanon for the crime of “normalizing with Israel,” VOA and Albawaba reported Wednesday. Dr Rifi is working with the Sydney Jewish community on a charity program that organizes treatment for Palestinians in Israeli hospitals. The program trains …

Wed 25 Aug 2021 Lebanese politicians seek handouts rather than reforms Source MENA through Paul Gadalla Barbers shave their customers in front of their shop due to a power cut in Beirut, Lebanon on August 20, 2021. Photo taken on August 20, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir In his last speech on August 15, Hassan …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s financial collapse is driving the country into chaos at an accelerating pace, forcing its conflicting leaders to face a choice between finally doing something about the crisis or risking even more chaos and destruction insecurity. The economic collapse that caused increasing hardship in Lebanon for two years reached a critical point …

The rapid conquest of Afghanistan by the Taliban took a lot of surprise, but the commentary moved just as quickly in assessing its impact on U.S. national security. Conversations have largely focused on whether the Taliban will aid or encourage another 9/11 “mega-terrorist attack” on the United States, forcing Washington to once again attack the …

Republicans have welcomed Cuomo’s departure but have always called for impeachment, which could prevent him from running again. “This resignation is simply an attempt to avoid real liability,” said GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. At the White House, Biden said, “I respect the governor’s decision.” At the same time, he said Cuomo had “done a hell …

Updates on politics and society in the Middle East Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Middle Eastern politics and society. Ten years ago, the peoples of the Arab world applauded the fall of despots. Now they applaud the fall of democracy. These setbacks for political freedom in the …

Should people get booster shots of the COVID vaccine? Not yet, says the World Health Organization, which to push for rich countries or those who have access to jabs to hold out until the end of September at least for all countries can fully immunize at least 10 percent of their population before some embark …

BEIRUT — Lebanon has seen its biggest anti-government protests in months this week as citizens marked a year since a massive explosion in the port of Beirut killed more than 200 people and severely damaged parts of the city. The explosion, caused by several tons of ammonium nitrate poorly stored at the port since 2014, …

On July 15, Lebanese Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri announcement he abandoned his efforts to form a government, sparking violent protests across the country. Hariri’s farewell words? “May God save this country. “ Najib Mikati, one of the richest men in Lebanon, is now foreseen to occupy the post of Prime Minister. Mikati faces the …

A year after the explosion in Beirut, the inhabitants of the popular district of Karantina, in the Lebanese capital, returned to housing reconstructed by NGOs. They are not expecting any help from the Lebanese government, but they are calling for an investigation into the disaster. Dieu was rue Rmeil in the Karantina district of Beirut …

Paul Naggear and Tracy Awad-Naggear live in Beit Mery, Lebanon. They chose to stay in Lebanon even after the explosion at the Port of Beirut killed their daughter Alexandra and triggered a political and economic crisis in the Middle Eastern country. Rafael Yaghobzadeh / The Globe and Mail When Paul Naggear and Tracy Awad-Naggear learned …

In the hours leading up to veteran Lebanese politician Sa’ad Hariri’s visit to President Michel Aoun last week, hope was expressed that after 10 months of fruitless negotiations the struggling country would finally have a new government. But when they met last Thursday, the two were unable to come to an agreement and Hariri resigned …

Stress levels have risen the most, with “a record 40% of adults worldwide” reporting being stressed “a lot the night before,” according to Gallup’s 2021 Global Emotions Index. This is the highest level in the past 15 years, according to the report. Globally, women with young children in the home have endured the brunt of …

The governor defended his decision to appoint the utility law expert. DeWine reassigned Laurel Dawson, the chief of staff who oversaw Randazzo’s selection process, in a May staff reshuffle described as unrelated. The governor’s main lobbyist, Dan McCarthy, is a former FirstEnergy lobbyist who was chairman of one of the black money groups involved in …

“In light of the dangerous and unprecedented situation in Lebanon, I am of the opinion that Hezbollah and Iran will now take steps to deepen their control over sovereign Lebanon, and as far as Israel is concerned, this is a serious situation. In Lebanon, mainly between Beirut and the border and in the Bekaa valley, …

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The World Bank says the economic crisis in Lebanon is one of the worst the world has seen in over a century. This is happening in a land of famous tourist spots that has enjoyed a thriving middle class and legendary nightlife. Ruth Sherlock of NPR is in Beirut. Ruth, thank you …

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Mohamed Azakir | Reuters Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday renounced his mandate to form a government for the country in crisis, plunging Lebanon into even deeper chaos as its beleaguered currency hit an all-time low. After nearly nine months of fruitless negotiations to form a …

JERUSALEM, Israel – Lebanon, once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, is now on the brink of economic and political collapse. It is an event that could have dire consequences for Israel and the region. Recently, Lebanese demonstrators blocked the main road leading to Beirut airport to protest the appalling conditions inside their …

David Bullard on “the spontaneous explosion of emotion” through KZN, it was anything but LUNCH “The failing economy has left half the population living in poverty and sparked mass protests, demanding the removal of a political elite accused of corruption and neglect.” This short quote was taken from an article on the BBC website about …

(Add quotes, background, details) PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday agreed to adopt a sanctions regime against Lebanese leaders by the end of July, France said, with the aim of forcing a stable government out of close proximity a year of political chaos Beirut explosion. “A moment ago, there was a …

The Baalbeck International Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the Middle East, was back this year despite the circumstances that plunged Lebanon into collapse. For its second year in a row, the Baalbeck International Festival has gone virtual as Lebanon faces various crises, including health, economic, fuel and electricity. It was …

An employee organizes pharmacy supplies at Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, where overlapping economic and social crises in Lebanon have made drugs difficult to find. Photograph by Rafael Yaghobzadeh / The Globe and Mail Tears rise to Raida Bitar’s eyes as she opens one almost empty cupboard after another in the pharmacy of Beirut’s …

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was …

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05 July 2021, 17:23 Nasrallah: We reject any political exploitation of the investigation into the Beirut port explosion. 05 July 2021, 17:21 Nasrallah on the Port Explosion Case: Justice is still far away and the truth is still hidden. 05 July 2021, 17:16 Nasrallah on the Port Explosion Case: Justice is still far away and …

Published on: 07/04/2021 – 17:34 Beirut (AFP) Dozens of relatives of those killed in the explosion at a Lebanese port gathered on Sunday to mark the 11th month since the disaster and are calling for responses from a slow investigation into prosecution of those responsible. Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded on the …

The cost of the rechargeable ventilator on sale in a generally inexpensive store in Beirut was 1.4 million Lebanese lira. That’s almost $ 1,000 (£ 723) according to the official rate. Almost $ 1,000. At minimum wage, that’s more than two months of wages. For one damn fan. There is nothing special about this ventilator …

Beirut, Lebanon – A Lebanese Air Force helicopter flies over a blurry landscape of green fields and snow-capped mountains, promising tourists a view from above over the Levantine country. The image posted on the Armed Forces website leaves out the seaside and is a poorly taken photo that fails to capture the sprawling beauty of …

Tarek Bitar’s decision will include senior security officials and politicians, including interim Prime Minister Hassan Diab. A Lebanese judge investigating the Beirut port explosion last year announced legal proceedings against a number of politicians and security chiefs, including the acting prime minister, a judicial source reported on Friday. state news agency. The move – some …

In an interview with Vatican News, Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia, Aram I, reflects on the dire situation in Lebanon and the importance of the Day of Prayer and Reflection held on July 1 on the road to recovery for the country. By the editor of Vatican News Pope Francis and Lebanon’s Christian Leaders Host a …

Lebanon continues to collapse as its economic and political crisis deepens. The country has not had a government for almost a year now and its economy is collapsing after decades of mismanagement and corruption. Over the past month, there have been both absurd and horrific stories coming from the small Mediterranean nation. For example, just …

ROME – Pope Francis concluded the day of prayer and reflection for Lebanon by urging the Lebanese people and the international community to come together so that the country can remain “a project of peace” and not a land for “interests and external profits ”. “Let the night of conflict pass before a new dawn …

Reading three key headlines on Lebanon at a glance gives you an understanding of where the country stands and who is really in charge. The first concerned the visit this week by a Hamas delegation, which concluded with a press briefing thanking President Michel Aoun for his support for the Palestinian people and declaring that …