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 their …

“We have to get used to it and be convinced that this subsidy from which we have benefited for a year or a year and a half (…) will end,” Lebanese Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar said on Thursday. Lebanon’s energy minister said on Thursday that the country’s oil subsidy was unsustainable and would eventually end. …

As COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire continue to decline, state officials relaxed mask guidelines on Thursday, recommending that anyone without symptoms of the virus be able to dispense with masks in most indoor and outdoor locations. State epidemiologist Dr Benjamin Chan told the state’s weekly press conference that people with compromised immunity should continue to …

Lebanese look for ways to use devalued money Many use ‘trapped dollars’ to pay off outstanding debt Central bank considers measures to reduce liabilities Huge losses in the financial system still untreated BEIRUT, June 17 (Reuters) – Faced with the choice of leaving their savings blocked in the bank or investing them at a huge …

New regulations and tax reporting requirements have been adopted in EU countries Middle Eastern investors investing in real EU assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, need to navigate the new tax standard when considering overseas investments and, in particular, how to organize their investment structures. New regulations and tax reporting requirements have been adopted …

Unfavorable dollar exchange rates mean refugees and poor Lebanese have received less aid, even as prices for basic necessities soared amid an economic crisis * “Staggering” amounts of aid lost for the banks * Refugees and poor Lebanese are the hardest hit * Aid agencies fear potential damage to reputation By Timour Azhari BEIRUT, June …

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% of …

Over the past two years, Lebanon has experienced successive crises that have influenced its artistic environment. Yet some cultural centers and galleries have resumed operations after a long hiatus, hosting painting and sculpture exhibitions after a period of forced recession. The factors that paralyzed these centers are many, including the pandemic and the explosion in …

Postwar reconstruction derailed by corrupt elite Remittances had been essential to balance Lebanon’s books The central bank’s “financial engineering” kept the collection going Gulf cut off support as Iran’s influence in Lebanon grows Unlimited spending finally brought the nation to its knees June 17 (Reuters) – Lebanon is grappling with a deep economic crisis after …

The 2021 class of the National Evangelical School of Nabatieh (NESN) is entirely Shia Muslim. While this is certainly not the image of a typical Christian school in the United States, it is hardly an exception in Lebanon, where 35 evangelical schools have an average of two-thirds Muslim students. Located 35 miles south of Beirut, …

FLEMINGTON – The Hunterdon County Commission is not giving up the fight. With just two weeks before the deadline for the state legislature to pass a new budget, Hunterdon County Commissioners Deputy Director John E. Lanza wrote a letter to leaders of the state legislature’s budget committee, saying there is “no excuse” why Trenton cannot …

Bridging the generational gap Civil society initially failed to deal with what we lost when we surrendered our independence to regional warfare. An open warning of Hezbollah’s sensibilities was, in retrospect, misguided. But they are the only group capable of bridging the generational gap. Citizens who have spent years reflecting, writing and giving lectures on …

Twenty-five years ago, on June 25, 1996, a huge truck bomb exploded in the Khobar Towers building complex near Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, home to 2,000 US military personnel. The bomb killed 19 American airmen and injured more than 500 other American and non-American citizens, most of whom were responsible for enforcing Saddam Hussein’s no-fly …

Much of the world seems to have forgotten about Syria’s savage 10-year-old civil war still capable of igniting and wreaking havoc across the Middle East – and Europe. The international appeasement that took hold after the defeat of Isis is misplaced. The same goes for the idea that fragile neighboring states such as Lebanon, Jordan …

Lebanon’s endless political crisis continues. He has not had a government since Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned last year after the Beirut port explosion. Since then, the country has gone from crisis to crisis, with Hezbollah being the main benefactor of these crises. Lebanese President Michel Aoun met with Saad Hariri, the Prime Minister designate. …

“War was the only life I have known since childhood, and the experience of the left was outside that life and its struggles.” Fadi Bardawil Author of “Revolution and disenchantment: Arab Marxism and the bonds of emancipation”. Bardawil’s education during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) and the development of his political consciousness during the height …

With every major global event, we wonder whether that particular event is going to trigger an economic crisis. In each economic crisis, we often wonder how long its damage will last … and to find answers to these questions, we often go back in history. No one likes economic crises. Nothing about them is fair, …

LEBANON – Terri Dudley, who played a central role in Lebanese politics for more than 50 years, died on Monday. She was 92 years old. Known for both her charm and determination, the Lebanese native served as a city councilor, mayor and state legislator during a term in municipal government that began in 1958. Dudley …

The following real estate transfers were recently issued in Lebanon County: Lebanon Shana L Sholly to Marie S. Simon, 434 E. Wediman St., $ 83,000. Hayes A. Clark IV to Randolph Williams, 810 and 812 Cumberland St., $ 150,000. Harold E. Dice at Stonehedge Holdings, 825 Scull St., $ 40,000. Arthur and Jody L. Martz …

BEIRUT — Ex-fugitive car executive Carlos Ghosn said he’s satisfied with his life in Lebanon and ready for his next challenge — facing a team of French investigators who plan to interview him next week about the payments. ‘he performed as head of Renault HER . Mr Ghosn escaped a lawsuit in Japan at the …

County commissioners on Thursday reached a deal to provide free tablets to county jail inmates to help them prepare to return to society. The tablets, which are free for taxpayers or inmates, will be donated by GTL, who is the current supplier of Lebanon County Prison and the largest provider of inmate telephone services in …

The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a case that could determine the future of Carter Country Club, the historic nine-hole Mechanic Street golf course in Lebanon. Judges are urged to decide whether New London developer Doug Homan owns the property – and is therefore free to make changes or remove …

Republican Chris Gebhard handily won the state’s 48th Senate District special election on Tuesday. With 100% of constituencies reporting in the district’s three counties, the State Department’s unofficial results at 12:45 a.m. had Gebhard with 62.8% of the vote in the four-candidate race. He will now occupy the seat of the late State Senator Dave …

Protesters block access to the Ring Bridge in Beirut, October 26, 2019. Photo: Nadim Kobeissi (Creative Commons) On October 17, 2019, the Lebanese cabinet met amid a rapidly deteriorating financial situation and catastrophic forest fires ravaging the country. During this now infamous meeting, the government decided to impose a number of new tax measures, including …

EU enters detailed phase of Lebanese sanctions Final decision expected in a month EU sanctions to come after US imposes measures on Hezbollah PARIS / BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – The European Union is preparing sanctions against Lebanese politicians seen as blocking the formation of a government, preparing the bloc’s first sanctions against its Middle …

LEBANON – Predictions that the coronavirus pandemic would cripple city budgets have failed to materialize over the past year, with residents of the Upper Valley continuing to pay taxes, buy cars and register their dogs. Officials from three Upper Valley communities – Lebanon, Hanover and Norwich – recently reported that revenues for the past year …

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Dual Lebanese and American citizen residing in Vienna, Virginia today pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to launder money as part of a decade-long program to ship electronic equipment to a Hezbollah-owned television station in Lebanon. In addition, the defendant and her husband pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit tax evasion …

BEIRUT, May 6 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s lights could go out this month as funds for power generation run out, a lawmaker said on Thursday, as the country grapples with deep economic crisis. Lebanon’s parliament approved an emergency loan of $ 200 million to finance imports of fuel for power generation in March, but a loan …

Ten years later, it is easy to see the Arab uprisings only as a failure. Democracy remains elusive in the Middle East, dictators are even more entrenched and wars have devastated entire countries. But amidst desperation and fear, a new cohort of protesters and activists has taken to the streets since 2019, in places like …

In a speech from the balcony of his limestone residence in the city of Bkerké, Lebanon, in late February, Lebanon’s leading Catholic prelate, Cardinal Bechara al-Rai, made it clear that he believed his country was on the verge of collapse – and the key to saving it is to disarm Hezbollah. “There are not two …

The attitudes of Christian religious leaders in the Middle East and North Africa towards the Arab Spring have differed since its eruption in 2011. While these religious leaders in Egypt and Syria opposed the uprisings of 2011, their counterparts in Iraq and Lebanon have supported the second wave of protests underway since 2019. They can …

Amid persistent economic deterioration and government collapse, Lebanon is increasingly experiencing a disturbing trend of civic unrest and political violence. While the collapse shows no sign of abating, public dismay at the elite leads to riots which are brutally suppressed by the Lebanese authorities. At the same time, we are witnessing a rise in tensions …

The civic uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s hereditary tyranny in Syria, which has turned into a savage civil war that still rages and radiates chaos in the Middle East and Europe, began 10 years ago this week . Syria is really three conflicts: the minority Assad regime which is waging an all-out war against its own …

Shortly after Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq ten days ago, the Iraqi Prime Minister called for national dialogue, in “the papal spirit of love and tolerance”. This has been hailed by various groups, including – a few days ago – by the right-wing Shiite nationalist leader Moqtada al-Sadr. A strange reaction to the words of …

CATCO’s well-intentioned “Columbus Christmas Carol,” directed by new artistic director Leda Hoffmann, transports the Charles Dickens classic to the present, but loses some of its magic along the way. Julianna González’s simplified version of the story, translated from her Detroit-based “Blessed: A Christmas Carol Adaptation” and running in 55 minutes, removes many of the plot …

Here’s a parody based on the Christmas standard “Have a Merry Christmas”: “Treat yourself to a new mortgage refinance. Let your rate be low. From now on, your savings will start to grow. “ Traditionally, the holiday season is a time when the home buying market slows down. That often means lenders have additional capacity …

Redding police investigators have been busy since Christmas Eve gathering details about a crime spree involving a single woman and her fatal shooting by an officer. “We are still actively rebuilding everything on this timeline that we have from the first event to the shooting itself,” Lt. Levi Solada said Wednesday. On Wednesday, the Shasta …

With the holidays just over a month away, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for gifts, especially if your bank account is not full of cash. Here, we will outline some of the ways you can buy gifts without going into debt for the new year. One email a day could …

Bank of America will begin offering small short-term loans to cash-strapped customers, a move that could disrupt the short-term loan market. The loans, called Balance Assist, will be capped at $ 500 and will only be available to people who have had a checking account at the bank for at least one year. The rollout …

The Garage, which specializes in filming TV commercials for food and beverage companies, has seen a rebound since the economy reopened. But he hasn’t booked a single job for January. Sahadi Fine Foods, an imported food wholesale and retail business, is once again full of customers at its stores in Industry City and on Atlantic …

A display is seen as bipartisan members of the Senate and House of Representatives meet to announce a framework for new Covid-19 relief legislation at a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 1, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters As the debate continues over the next round of coronavirus relief by Congress, additional stimulus checks …

Editorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn commission on sales made from partner links on this page, but that does not affect our editors’ reviews or ratings. With Black Friday 2020 just around the corner, you may be looking for the best savings of the season on electronics and other holiday gifts. But forget about that …

Dr. Anthony Fauci may break with tradition by not spending Christmas with his children, but millions of Americans are not following his example. Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, earlier this month told CBS News that he would not be spending Christmas holidays with his daughters “for …

An Old Greenwich man unloads his Christmas tree from the trunk of his car before placing it in the recycling pile at Greenwich Point in this file image. Middletown offers free recycling this year. File photo from Hearst Connecticut Media MIDDLETOWN – The city’s Christmas tree collection and recycling program this year will continue as …

Editorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn commission on sales made from partner links on this page, but that does not affect our editors’ reviews or ratings. The holiday season has traditionally been the best time to do a home deal because people are often too busy with crowded calendars (stretching from Thanksgiving through New Years) …

UK Business and Economic Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about UK business and economic news. Rishi Sunak has promised more financial aid for UK companies with extensions to his flagship license and emergency loan plans as pandemic restrictions are extended and companies prepare for a potentially disruptive …

Support local journalism Your subscription makes our reports possible. {{Featured_button_text}} Among other findings from The Telegraph’s analysis of regional APP data: »The average forgivable PPP loan in Nebraska’s 22 West Central Counties was $ 49,700, with Lincoln County averaging $ 55,970 and North Platte $ 63,816. »The median loan number for the region, the figure …

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is following the lead of governments and healthcare professionals around the world, already which also considers a return to normal operating procedures. According to the Church’s website, officials say the Church is ready to move forward …

Ada’s First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma is the latest church body to jump on one of the coolest church trends in recent years. “Elegant leather jackets for the pastor?” No, the other cool trend. “Imagine the songs of the dragons during worship?” Noel other cool trend. You know, the one where churches partner with …

The flood that occurred in Alexander County on November 12, 2020 will be remembered by many for the tragic loss of life and damage that occurred. The flooding caused the closure of 16 roads for repairs, and 13 roads still closed. The Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard a highway update from Public Information Officer …

HOUSTON – Given that Reports emerged that Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Lakewood Church received $ 4.4 million in loans from the Payroll Protection Program, the Osteens have responded through representatives for Lakewood, saying they initially did not accept help. However, as the pandemic progressed, Lakewood said it requested the assistance to support its employees as …

A controversial church in Rutherford County, which has been accused of abuse by former members, received a loan through the federal government’s small business aid program, records released this week show. The Word of Faith Fellowship, a Spindale-based church, raised between $ 150,000 and $ 350,000 through the Paycheck Protection Program, data from the Small …

Economic distress, rampant corruption, a selfish ruling elite and the ever-looming fear of armed militias – little goes their way, but protesters in Iraq and Lebanon have found a reason to smile. In the university elections in Lebanon, they turned into candidates and gave a beating to opposing student groups backed by traditional political parties …

BEIRUT — Unsolved or unpunished assassinations are the norm in Lebanon. The murder last week of publisher and activist Lokman Slim, found by gunshot in his car, is unlikely to be the exception. Slim’s family and friends gathered at his home for a memorial service on February 11, with some speculating that Hezbollah may have …

As the peace talks in Afghanistan stalled until Joe Biden’s administration takes further action, calls for more power-sharing mechanisms to represent many groups in the political system are gaining momentum. ‘magnitude. It’s a tempting idea, and Afghans have had a taste of power-sharing in recent years, starting with the appointment of Hamid Karzai as chairman …

Nothing has changed and everything has changed. In Mar Mikhael, one of the neighborhoods in Beirut most damaged by the explosion last August, there were more signs of reconstruction than destruction when I visited last month. New glass cases were mounted; inside the pubs, furniture has been put in place for the reopening. Across the …

BESA Center Perspectives Paper n ° 1 831, November 26, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Despite their desire to oust bigotry from the corrupt government of their country, Lebanese civilians are likely to see heightened tensions across religious lines. Iran will continue to support Hezbollah despite its regional weakening, while Turkey and Qatar will play a more …

Thu Oct 1, 2020 A reform scenario for Lebanon Source MENA through Nabeel Khoury Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri leads a general legislative session at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Lebanon, September 30, 2020. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir It is now universally accepted that there is something rotten in the Lebanese state. The August 4 …

Gunfire erupted Tuesday in a town south of Beirut, where clashes last week left two people dead and increased the risk of sectarian strife in Lebanon, the state news agency (ANI) said. ANI said an army patrol had deployed to the Khaldeh area to calm the situation, but gave no further details. Last week’s clashes …

BEIRUT Following the deadly blast at the port this month, the speaker of the Lebanese parliament called on Monday for an end to the country’s sectarian political system. Calling for “the total collapse of the political and economic structure”, Nabih Berri said in a televised speech “there must be a change in this sectarian system”. …