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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 …

Then you also saw larger ads against a truck call app. It’s called Full Truck Alliance as well as Kanzhun, which is a major online recruiter in China. And I think that’s important because if you look at the Chinese tech sector, which is the most dynamic and innovative in the world besides the United …

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 …