Republicans say Democrats have the votes to raise the debt limit on their own, and Kentucky Republican Leader Mitch McConnell insists they do so. The short-term spending legislation will also provide approximately $ 28.6 billion in disaster relief for those recovering from Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, and will help support Afghan evacuees from …

Once the government is funded, albeit temporarily, Democrats will turn their full attention to the need to raise the federal borrowing ceiling, which now stands at $ 28.4 trillion. The United States has never defaulted on its debts in the modern age and historically both sides have voted to increase the limit. Democrats have joined …

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; …

Over the past year, trade in goods between Syria and Jordan has been severely affected by the pandemic and the long-standing conflict. Jordanian government officials confirmed that the border crossing would reopen, Reuters reported on Monday this week. Throughout the pandemic, Jordan has taken steps to curb the transmission of the virus, including closing the …

A forex trader works near screens showing the Composite Korean Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the exchange rate between the US dollar and the South Korean won in the foreign exchange trading room at KEB headquarters Hana Bank in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday September 30, 2021. Asian stocks were mostly higher Thursday after a …

DUBAI: The UAE will take center stage on the world stage for the next six months – the length of Expo 2020 Dubai, the extravagance of business, technology, connectivity and pure showbiz finally kicking off in of a sumptuous opening ceremony Thursday. There is no doubt that the exhibition will raise the profile of Dubai …

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 …

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of four agricultural projects funded by the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in Bedford, Lebanon and Snyder counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, generate additional income and move agribusiness to the next generation 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, …

JABER PASSAGE: Jordan fully reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday to boost its struggling economies following a push by Arab states to re-enter a country they avoided during its decade-long civil war .Syria, which blames Western sanctions for its economic woes, hopes that broader trade ties with its neighbor to the south …