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[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] (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 …

[ad_1] 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 / …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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, …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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, …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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. …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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, …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] “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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] (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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

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[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 – …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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, …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] 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 …

[ad_1] Beirut, Lebanon – When the results of the Lebanese Engineers Union election were announced on Sunday, a large group of engineers and activists gathered at its headquarters in Beirut burst into joy. A coalition of grassroots activists and political groups had won decisively against all odds. “It’s amazing. I didn’t expect this victory,” said …

[ad_1] Published on: 07/01/2021 – 10:42Amended: 07/01/2021 – 10:40 Vatican City (AFP) Pope Francis met with ten Lebanese Christian leaders on Thursday to reflect on the dire economic and political situation in their country, which he hopes to visit soon. The pontiff greeted the leaders and their delegations, who spent the night Wednesday at the …

[ad_1] BEIRUT (AP) – Ibrahim Arab stands in line for hours a day in the hot summer sun to buy gasoline for his taxi. When not working, the 37-year-old father-of-two goes from pharmacy to pharmacy in Beirut, looking for infant formula for his 7-month-old son – anything he can find – even if the infant …

[ad_1] BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanese troops deployed in the northern city of Tripoli took up positions around key state institutions on Sunday morning after a night of protests and riots against deteriorating living conditions , leaving several demonstrators and 10 soldiers injured. Sporadic protests were reported across Lebanon on Saturday as the country’s 20-month economic …

[ad_1] Since Hariri was appointed on October 22 to form a new government, he and Future Movement officials have accused Aoun and his son-in-law Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, of blocking the formation of the government by insisting on a blocker. a third plus one [veto power], something the Prime Minister-designate has pledged …

[ad_1] Almost a year after French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut and launched a French initiative to relieve his country’s former colony of its myriad of crises, nothing has been achieved. Food prices continue to skyrocket, fuel lines stretch for miles, and the Lebanese military – which not only monitors some of the world’s most …

[ad_1] Shops, government offices, businesses and banks, largely controlled by Lebanon’s Christian and Sunni elites, closed in a general strike last Thursday. Protesters erected roadblocks in Beirut and other cities, burning tires and crippling traffic, including the road to Beirut airport. As workers joined the strike to protest the appalling social conditions and endemic corruption …

[ad_1] France is considering sanctioning the president of the Free Patriotic Movement Gebran Bassil, Reuters reported. A senior European official told Reuters that France aimed to sanction Bassil, who was sanctioned by the United States in November 2020. The news comes amid anticipation of EU sanctions against Lebanese politicians involved in the political stalemate Lebanon …

[ad_1] The leader of Lebanon’s largest Christian political party said on Sunday that he still wanted Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to form a new government, and blamed political opponents for months of political paralysis. Lebanese politicians have been arguing over the structure of a new government since the last one resigned following the devastating explosion …

[ad_1] EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over political crisis BEIRUT – European Union foreign policy chief berates Lebanese politicians for delays in forming new cabinet, warning that the Union may impose sanctions on those behind the stalemate policy in the country affected by the crisis. Josep Borrell makes his comments at the presidential palace …

[ad_1] File photo: Gebran Bassil, Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc leader, will speak at a parliamentary conference at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on May 22, 2021. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir June 18, 2021 John Irish and Robin Emot Paris / Brussels (Reuters) – According to diplomatic documents seen by Reuters, the European Union sanctions …

[ad_1] June 19, 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios or Android. Joe biden and Vladimir Poutine gathered in Geneva for a summit. It lasted less than four hours, but both men described it as constructive. The two sides agreed to fire …

[ad_1] BEIRUT, Lebanon: The ailing Lebanese pound fell to a new low of 15,300 against the US dollar on the black market, amid continued political uncertainty in the country and worsening economic crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Although officially still valued at 1,515 against the dollar, the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% …