By DAMIAN J. TROIS and STAN CHOE – AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mostly lower after another day of drift around Friday, leaving the market with its first losing week in the past four. Gains by energy companies were offset by declines in technology stocks. The benchmark S&P 500 fell 0.3%, …

Relations have been strained since last year after a former minister criticized Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen. Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it was sending an ambassador to Lebanon for the first time since a row erupted with Beirut last year over Riyadh’s military intervention in Yemen. The Foreign Ministry “announces the return of …

The force used by internal security and others was real. Barricades erected prevented access to parliament and violence was used to deter protesters. But the population decline was not there. The withdrawal has come the time Lebanon (support me here) was attacked. On two fronts. The first, the historical inertia that draws the majority of …

ELAINE KURTENBACH – AP Sales Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks followed a retreat on Wall Street after details from last month’s Federal Reserve meeting showed the central bank planned to be aggressive in tackling inflation. The Fed’s comments added to investor unease over the war in Ukraine, coronavirus outbreaks in China and persistently high …

By ILAN BEN ZION – Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawmaker quit Israel’s ruling coalition on Wednesday after a dispute over religious observance during the Passover holiday, throwing the fragile alliance into disarray with no majority in parliament and raising the prospect of a new round of elections. Backbencher Idit Silman had recently objected …

Many today are angry with religion, or at least disappointed in it. Rightly perhaps, since so much violence is perpetrated in the name of God. In the MENA part of the world, anger and disappointment surfaced in the so-called “Arab Spring” protests that began towards the end of 2010, raging like a storm of new …

In 2022, LCRP partners continue to work together to monitor and analyze the impact of the current situation on all populations as well as the overall operating environment in Lebanon. This situation update consolidates this analysis and is used by LCRP partners at the national and field level to adapt existing interventions as needed and …

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN – Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday there was “total determination” by the 27 European Union countries for sanctions against Russia that could target oil and coal. on evidence that his troops deliberately killed Ukrainian civilians. Europe’s dependence on Russian oil, gas and coal …

By JAVIER CÓRDOBA – Associated Press SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — President-elect Rodrigo Chaves said Monday his second-round victory was a “revolution” by marginalized communities against Costa Rica’s elites. The conservative economist, who served briefly as finance minister in the outgoing administration of President Carlos Alvarado, had cast himself as the underdog in the …

TEHRAN – A professor of political science at the Lebanese University believes that the solutions to Lebanon’s economic problems must be political in the first place before any economic decision. “The solution must be political in the first place, and after the political solution, we can talk about the economic solution,” Laure Abi-Khalil told the …

By TOM KRISHER and KELVIN CHAN – AP Business Writers DETROIT (AP) — BMW has halted production at two German plants. Mercedes is slowing down work at its assembly plants. Volkswagen, warning of production stoppages, is looking for alternative sources for parts. For more than a year, the global auto industry has grappled with a …

DHAHRAN: Anas Bukhash was on stage at Ithra’s first Sync Summit wearing a traditional light-colored Emirati dishdasha and a big smile. In a sea of ​​suits, he was authentically himself. A well-known Emirati serial entrepreneur, who speaks seamless Arabic or English, he is a professional interviewer with one of the most beloved voices in the …

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunrise Saturday in much of the Middle East, where an invasion from Russia or Ukraine has driven up food and energy prices, reported the PA. Driving the news: Muslim-majority countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, had announced that Ramadan, when many …

BEIRUT: As Ramadan approaches, Beirut and other cities lack the decorations that filled the streets for this occasion. Instead, photos of parliamentary candidates are plastered everywhere. Only a few modest banners are raised, reminding people to donate to charity during the holy month. Lebanon is grappling for the third year in a row with a …

BEIRUT: As Ramadan approaches, Beirut and other cities lack the decorations that filled the streets for this occasion. Instead, photos of parliamentary candidates are plastered everywhere. Only a few modest banners are raised, reminding people to donate to charity during the holy month. Lebanon is grappling for the third year in a row with a …

The future of this country is not in the hands of absolutists from a hard left ideology or a prejudiced extreme right. Fortunately, there is enough room in the middle. Including the immensely frustrated but reasonable protester-turned-politician. Driven by moderation rather than extremism, and ready to reach “across the aisle” and work with the older …

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up work on the state’s next two-year budget on Wednesday, approving big pay raises for state employees and increased education spending while setting aside significant amounts to offset planned personal income tax reductions. The spending plan — the result of negotiations between …

(Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) “As youhe only Western journalist allowed to enter Iran ahead of the 2017 presidential elections, I followed then-candidate Ebrahim Raisi during the election campaign. Whatever illusions I had about Iran and its ambitions have melted away under the brutality of its warlike rhetoric. Sculmination of Jerusalem last week, US Secretary of State Antony …

DUBAI: The empowerment of women in leadership positions around the world continues to lag behind, with too few governments taking steps to encourage women leaders, says a senior UAE minister. Ohoud Al-Roumi, Minister for Development in the Government of the United Arab Emirates, made the statement during a session titled “Women in Government: Shaping a …

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When on March 12, Denis Shmygal, the Ukrainian Prime Minister, announced that a prohibition or severe restrictions would be imposed on exports of wheat, buckwheat, eggs, oil, sugar and other foods, his message produced no sensation, given Ukraine’s largely crippled agrarian sector. The military action has disrupted economic, transport and logistical connections, limiting shipping in …

PA DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor is heading to a runoff in the presidential election after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta failed to secure more than 50 percent of the vote despite a considerable lead over another veteran independence fighter, incumbent President Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres. Ramos-Horta won 46.6% of the vote …

BEIRUT: “Lebanon still needs Arab sponsorship, and (I hope) that all the Gulf countries, in particular, will restore ties with Lebanon, which needs its Arab environment to embrace it,” said Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati during his visit to Doha. Grandstand Saturday. Mikati met Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the forum’s headquarters. …

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 …

In 2002, China loaned Sri Lanka more than $1 billion for the Hambantota Port project, an ambitious development to attract container ships crossing the Indian Ocean, one of the busiest waterways in the world. After the opening of the port, Sri Lanka failed to meet interest payments. Beijing has pressured the small island nation to …

Under the theme “Partnership for Unity, Justice and Development”, the 48and The Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit was hosted by Pakistan on 22-23 March 2022 in Islamabad. This was the second time that Pakistan had the opportunity to host an OIC ministerial meeting in Islamabad after the …

RAMALLAH: A senior EU official has reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to the Palestinians after its support was partially suspended last year. The comments were made by Oliver Varhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement, during a meeting with senior Palestinian officials in Ramallah on Thursday. The two parties also discussed the implementation of the new EU …

By CHRIS MEGERIAN, LORNE COOK and AAMER MADHANI – Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his Western allies on Thursday opened the first of three summits focused on increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin over his war in Ukraine while dealing with the fallout. economic and security issues that are …

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 …

Russia’s month-long siege of Ukraine has caused a shortage of wheat imports from Lebanon and made finding a new source of food a national priority. As the conflict progresses, consumers are already feeling the pain of rising prices and shortages of wheat in the markets. A substitute is urgently needed to mitigate the risk of …

Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for an end to “all political, military, security and media activities based in Lebanon that undermine the sovereignty, security and stability of Saudi Arabia and the countries of the Council of Gulf Cooperation”. In a statement released on Monday, he said the current government is committed to restoring ties between …

BEIRUT: Lebanese banks on Monday declared a two-day strike to protest against court rulings against Fransabank, Credit Bank, Banque du Liban et d’Outre Mer, Bank of Beirut, Societe Generale, Bankmed and Aoudi Bank. The banks condemned the rulings as arbitrary, noting that some lawsuits filed by depositors relate to their claims to recover US dollar …

With pandemic restrictions eased last year despite two deadly COVID surges, the Philippines has moved up a notch in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s latest World Happiness Report. The rankings are not based on cheerfulness and how easily people find happiness, but on quality of life indicators using three-year data from the Gallup World …

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 …

By BRUCE SCHREINER – Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation to revamp unemployment benefit rules was opposed Friday by Kentucky’s governor, who condemned it as a “callous” move that would lead to more population losses in areas rural. The bill – demanded by business groups – would increase job search requirements for people receiving …

Former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri withdrew his candidacy for prime minister last July after failing to form a cabinet. In January 2022, he announced that he would retire from politics completely and not run in the next elections, creating a big void in the Lebanese Sunni community, led by Hariri and his father since 1992. …

ATLANTA (AP) — A former City of Atlanta entrepreneur testified that a political operative who worked at City Hall contacted him after his business was battered by the Great Recession to talk about a contract. sidewalk – and a bribe. Mitzi Bickers, who helped former mayor Kasim Reed win the election and later worked as …

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 …

His music marked a dividing line between Ottoman classical music, with all its know-how, and the spirit of modernity. It paved the way for lyricists on the one hand and listeners on the other to catch up with 20th century music. His successors over the past hundred years, such as Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Fawzi, Baligh …

BEIRUT: When Afraa Hashem reflects on life during the siege of Aleppo, she remembers how inventive everyone was. By the end of 2016, Syrian government forces had cordoned off the eastern half of rebel-held Aleppo, with 270,000 people inside, and for months they and Russian warplanes reduced it to rubble. Food was scarce. Hashem’s family, …

The Lebanese Prime Minister announced on Monday that he did not plan to stand as a candidate in the legislative elections scheduled for May. Najib Mikati said in a televised speech that he wanted to allow the new generation to express themselves and define their options through the election, and he called on Lebanese citizens …

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with an overview of the latest developments in the world. The Lebanese Prime Minister announced on Monday that he would not stand again in the legislative elections scheduled for May 15. France has closed a mosque for six months as part of an ongoing campaign against Muslims and their places …

The last time Lebanon held parliamentary elections, in 2018, Nour’s monthly salary was around $1,000. But as the country heads for another vote, the value of the bank clerk’s paycheck has plunged to $100 – the result of a financial meltdown she and many others blame on the very politicians who are seeking re-election. “It …

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 …

RIYADH: Following the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the GCC import ban, Lebanon is keen to restore trade relations with Saudi Arabia, which in 2020 amounted to more than 200 million dollars ‘exports. The country has been stuck in an economic sandstorm that has clouded the region due to inflationary climate and impoverished import-export …

Syrian Kurds gather at Baladi Stadium to commemorate the bloody clashes between members of their community and Syrian regime forces in 2004, in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakeh on Saturday. France Media Agency If confirmed, the Reuters report on the appointment of Juma Awad Al Badri, the founder’s brother, as head of Daesh could ensure …

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 …

BEIRUT: Supermarket owners in Lebanon blamed “tough measures” by the Banque du Liban for introducing a new payment system for their customers. The change in the central bank requires payment of 50% of the value of purchases in cash and 50% by bank cards, due to the “low liquidity” of the markets, according to Nabil …

Philippe Massoud, owner and executive chef of New York’s Ilili, often talks about creativity born out of necessity., activity that makes up for the absences. Ilili is celebrating its 15th anniversary, an unlikely success for a restaurant that opened shortly before the 2008 recession to a wave of bad press, according to Massoud, and recently …

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 …

Since the 2013 announcement of China’s historic “Belt and Road” initiative, several countries in the region, including Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, have raised the issue of moving east to to benefit from this massive initiative, which should break the vicious circle of crises in which these countries have been plunged for decades. The Chinese initiative …

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 …

A view of the Central Bank of Lebanon building in Beirut, Lebanon April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, March 9 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s central bank has asked commercial banks to provide the names of politicians who failed to comply with a circular ordering them to repatriate …

One of the many emotions that overwhelmed Darine Dandachly, a full-time activist, as Lebanon was in the wake of a massive uprising against the government in 2019 was fear. She was afraid that the movement would stop at any moment. Along with her fellow organizers and activists, she was continually concerned about maintaining the momentum …

In conservative MENA, women are finding a niche in activewear From Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, women-led businesses are springing up Economic hazards, the pandemic tests fledgling businesses BEIRUT, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nathaly Daou weaves through an underground fabric store in Beirut, pulling rolls of neon lycra and patterned polyester before settling on …

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 …

Russian tanks and missiles besieging Ukraine also threaten the food supply and livelihoods of people in Europe, Africa and Asia who depend on the vast fertile agricultural lands of the Black Sea region, known as the “breadbasket of the world”. Ukrainian farmers have been forced to neglect their fields as millions flee, fight or try …

By Yuras Karmanau – Associated Press LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukraine’s statehood was under threat and likened Western sanctions against Russia to a “declaration of war,” while a ceasefire the promised fire in the port city of Mariupol collapsed amid scenes of terror in the besieged city. As …

Japanese auto giant Nissan Motor, one of Middle Tennessee’s largest employers, has seen one of its former US executives convicted and now cleared of most charges in Tokyo District Court. Greg Kelly was arrested in November 2018 along with former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn headed the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, and Kelly was accused of underreporting …

People who follow events in Lebanon clearly understand that the alliances between corrupt political parties and the Hezbollah militia are the reason for the country’s unrest. This system, which covered Hezbollah’s weapons and terrorist activity in Syria and Yemen, supported the militia in order to leverage its power, and managed to rob the Lebanese people …

It is sometimes hard to believe that we are in the 21st century when outdated laws are still applied in Lebanon. As politics interferes with women’s rights to the citizenship of their children, as archaic sexist mentalities prevail in society, and as gender discrimination continues in sectarian courts, it is staggering that civil laws impose …

The peoples of the South are aware of “the responsibility of Hezbollah for having left the state suspended and the interests of Lebanese women and men marginalized in favor of its interests and commitments”. This sentence is not taken from an internal meeting behind closed doors but came at the beginning of a political statement …

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — New Jersey’s credit score improved for the first time in nearly two decades on Wednesday. The upgrade means borrowing costs could become more affordable for the state. It’s also a longtime goal of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Moody’s Investor Service said the state’s rating was downgraded from A3 to A2, saying …

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 …

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, March 2 (Reuters) – An International Monetary Fund delegation could visit Lebanon in the second half of March to …

Monarch Title CEO David Bravo, Jr. Named Emerging Latino Entrepreneur by NAHREP Monarch Title Founder Sam Rafeh Congratulates CEO David Bravo, Jr. on Recognition by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Honors Monarch Title Company CEO David Bravo, Jr. as Title Insurance Industry Leader I owe …

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 …

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers will have nearly $500 million in additional tax revenue available for spending or tax-cutting measures this year, plus a record $1.7 billion in the reserve fund. state cash flow, based on new projections approved on Monday. The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board predicted a sharp increase in tax revenue …

Queen Meadhbh of Connaught and Cú Chulainn, the famous Ulster warrior, decorate the walls of Camp Shamrock. The Celtic figures were painted by Captain Tommy Dillion while he was stationed at the UN base in southern Lebanon. Capt Dillion’s bright murals sit alongside a depiction of an Irish peacekeeper receiving a flower from a local …

by Naharnet Press Office February 26, 2022, 1:27 p.m. Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil suggested on Saturday that the Lebanese elect their president in a popular vote as part of ideas he has proposed to reform the political system. “We are allowed here to think seriously about electing the president of the republic directly …

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 …

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has named David Bravo, Jr., CEO of California-based Monarch Title Co., as a 2021 Emerging Latino Entrepreneur. “I am honored to be recognized by my peers of real estate professionals,” Bravo said in a statement. “The South Bay Chapter of NAHREP is the epitome of excellence, …

February 25, 2022 | 7:59 Representative Frank Ryan introduced the 314-page bill on Thursday. Jan Murphy/PennLive I cover state government and basic and higher education policy. Contact me at [email protected] or 717-255-4106 or 717-255-4106. A state legislator has proposed a revised version of a …

ECONOMIST John Maynard Keynes once said that “in the long run, we are all dead”. The problem with the Nigerian economy is that it is run by people who will die far too soon. When a 79-year-old man leads a country with an average age of 18, a mismatch between the government’s approach and the …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just what a vulnerable global economy didn’t need — a conflict that’s accelerating inflation, rattling markets and portends trouble for everyone from European consumers to indebted Chinese developers and African families faced with soaring food prices. Russia’s attack on Ukraine and retaliatory sanctions from the West may not portend another global recession. …

“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 …

Convoy of Hope responds to disasters and crises of all kinds in places around the world. Some make headlines; Others don’t. Either way, Convoy is committed to bringing hope around the world in times of great need. Tanzania: Locust infestation Huge swarms of locusts have invaded East Africa, with devastating impacts on farmers and community …

EUROPE/ITALY – “Mediterranean border of peace”. Bishops and mayors gathered in Florence, in the name of Giorgio La Pira Florence (Fid Agency of prophetic intuitions cultivated during the Cold War years by the great Florentine mayor Giorgio La Pira. The meeting begins this afternoon with an introduction by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti and will end on …

By STAN CHOE – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Worries rocking Wall Street about interest rates, inflation and now Ukraine have sent the S&P 500 index — the most-watched measure of the U.S. stock market — plummeting by more than 10% compared to its record. It’s a big enough drop for Wall Street …

(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 …

Beirut, Lebanon – The audience burst into laughter – and nearly burst into tears – as 18 youth and young adults from across Lebanon shared their life stories and struggles against identity, bigotry, racism and social marginalization. It was the story of a young Druze man who was bullied for being poor, a Syrian-Lebanese woman …

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The King and Queen of Jordan had secret Swiss bank accounts worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a major data leak from one of Switzerland’s biggest banks. So have the sons of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s deposed president, and the business tycoons who prospered during his 30-year reign. Other accounts were …

Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri stressed on Sunday that “Cairo has never stopped helping us”, noting that “487 tonnes of Egyptian aid arrived in Lebanon a few days ago, including 265 tonnes of medicine”. . Berri hailed Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah Al-Sissi’s remarkable achievements in advancing his country, especially in construction and urban development. His words …

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 …

LONDON: The Lebanese health system is in a precarious state following successive waves of political and economic crisis. As the country reels from shortages of medical supplies, increases in COVID-19 cases and an exodus of skilled medical professionals, the urgency of the sector’s need for external assistance is no longer a subject of debate. In …

LONDON: The Lebanese health system is in a precarious state following successive waves of political and economic crisis. As the country reels from shortages of medical supplies, increases in COVID-19 cases and an exodus of skilled medical professionals, the urgency of the sector’s need for external assistance is no longer a subject of debate. In …

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn pinterest Reddit E-mail Impression Adverts posted on the streets of Iran for the sale of kidneys Iran is now suffering its worst economic crisis under the mullahs. State media acknowledges parts of the country’s crippling economic woes. People are struggling with poverty and heartbreaking reports from Iran point to a sharp increase …

By STAN CHOE and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER – AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to start raising interest rates next month to help contain too-high inflation, New York Federal Reserve Chairman John Williams said Friday. But he added that rate hikes may not need to start as strong as some …

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 …

Decades after the bloody Hama massacre, Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad has managed to cling to power, like his father, under the distracted gaze of world powers. The Syrian war was a calamity from every point of view. From a brutal crackdown that sparked an insurgency to the entry of two world powers, two regional …

ANKARA: Iran has stepped up its long-running cyber campaign against Turkey through state-sponsored hackers, who have been targeting prominent government and private websites in the country since November 2021. Experts believe the enhanced cyberattack is a backlash against Turkey’s attempts to normalize relations with countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel. …

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 …

The Qatari official spoke about Iran’s ties to the GCC and the rights of Afghan women. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has called for the need to address Lebanon’s political divide to resolve its decades-long crises. It came during an interview with Newsweek’s podcast, The Diplomat, recorded when Sheikh Mohammed was in …

Taken in isolation, the situation of Lebanon at the dawn of 2022 is that of a country which is still in the depths of a bewildering crisis. The national crisis of everything is singularly all-encompassing and, to be grasped by the human mind, needs no historical denominator, geographic comparison, or even numerical quantification of contraction …

Western powers have realized that removing Syrian Bashar al-Assad from his throne is more costly than assumed when the peaceful uprising began in 2011. After half a million deaths, the vast majority is in the hands of forces loyal to the Assad Regime, tens of thousands of authentic photos documenting the industrial-scale torture in Assad’s …

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 …

With Valentine’s Day here, Uber is providing some tips for navigating this special day, just a few clicks away. Here’s what Uber has for you this Valentine’s Day season: Say no more, with Uber Connect, users can now send parcels to loved ones. We’ve adapted our platform to meet the changing needs of the communities …

zenith: The escape attempt at al-Hasaka prison, where many ISIS prisoners are held, was the biggest attack since the end of the caliphate. What exact circumstances allowed this to happen? Fabrice Balanche: IS was able to infiltrate the Arab quarter of al-Hasaka – thanks to a kind of Omerta. ISIS could rent rooms and move …

public dissatisfaction with the pandemic-ridden US economy obscures the good news: even after inflation, most of the country comes out on top. The strong demand for labor means that low-income workers can demand wage increases that exceed the price increase. The same is true for middle-income workers who change jobs. Relief checks approved by lawmakers …