The new omicron variant of COVID-19 is a reminder to the world that the pandemic is far from over. At the same time, nearly 200 countries reached a historic pandemic treaty agreement on Wednesday, focused on global preparedness and response. Also, Lebanon has 18 recognized religious sects and sectarianism is built into the Lebanese political system. We hear about how some Lebanese people involved in the protest movement are advocating for a different path. Plus, historians consider Riverside, California, as the birthplace of the Korean American community, known as Pachappa Camp. It's a little-known story now getting attention in an exhibit at the University of California at Riverside. Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday! There's still time to make your gift. So many have already answered the call and donated to ensure our nonprofit newsroom can continue our work for another year! But we still need 230 more donors to donate $130, or $11/month, to reach our funding goal before the end of the year. And every gift takes us one step closer to our goal. Donate today to add your name to the list of listeners who are #WithTheWorld.
It might seem intuitive to limit travel to curb the spread of the new omicron variant. But researchers have found that these kinds of standalone bans may do more harm than good. And, Honduran leftist candidate Xiomara Castro held a big lead early Monday as voters appeared to oust the conservative National Party after 12 years of rule. Also, Saudi Arabia recently announced a sudden ban on all Lebanese imports in response to critical comments made by the Lebanese minister of information about Saudi Arabia's role in the war in Yemen. Now, workers in Lebanon are feeling the pain. Every day, the reporters and producers at The World are hard at work providing you with relevant, fact-based and human-centered news from across the globe. From the initial pitch, to the chase, to interviews, to writing, to production, to broadcast, every story from The World requires careful input and touches from many different members of our nonprofit newsroom. The story you just read is available to read for free because thousands of listeners and readers like you generously support our nonprofit newsroom. Become one of 515 donors to make your gift of $130, or pledge $11 monthly before Nov. 30, and you'll help us unlock a matching gift of $67,000. We need your help now more than ever — give today!
Kamal Mouzawak is the founder of Souk el Tayeb, Lebanon's first farmer's market. كمال مزوق مؤسس سوق الطيب، أول سوق للمزارعين في لبنان In this Sarde, we discussed the following: - The relationship between Food, Culture and History - The story of Souk El Tayeb & Tawlet and cultural impact - Why does Lebanon have so many iterations of the same cuisine? - The importance and uniqueness of a homecooked meal - Do we 'Glamorize' of Lebanese cuisine? Are we too “full” of ourselves? تحدّثنا في هذه السردة عن المواضيع التالية: - العلاقة بين الأكل، الثقافة والتاريخ - قصة سوق الطيب وطاولة والوقع الثقافي - لماذا التكرار في المطبخ اللبناني؟ - أهمّية وتميّز الوجبة المطبوخة في البيت - هل نقوم ب"تفخيم" المطبخ اللبناني؟ هل نحن مغرورون؟ Join the Sarde community on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sardeafterdinner Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative. The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life. SARDE EVERY SUNDAY with NEW EPISODES released WEEKLY! 8:00 PM
In this episode, Ricardo unveils a 25-year-old interview he conducted with Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, who has released over 50 albums and acted in 98 films as well as over 20 Lebanese stage plays during her more than six-decade-long career. Few artists in the Arab world enjoyed the level of glory and stardom of Sabah. Her unique voice and glamorous style made her one of the top singers and actresses in Lebanon and Egypt. Sabah was among the first Arabic singers to perform at the Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Sydney Opera House. She passed away in 2014 at the age of 87 and remains considered as one of the holders of the artistic memory of Lebanon and the Arab world.
We discuss many issues dealing with Lebanon including the plight of the Lebanese Jews, Lebanese sovereignty (from outside influences), Hezbollah, Lebanese politics including political assassinations including that of Ronnie's father, Dr. Mohamad Chatah (former Lebanese ambassador to the United States and Minister of Finance of Lebanon). Documentary on Dr. Chatah's assassination: https://youtu.be/nrp5SaNHpJA Website dedicated to Dr. Mohamad Chatah: http://mohamadchatah.com Ronnie's opening musical slice is from Nino Rota's The Godfather Waltz. [Title of the movie is "Bint el Hares" and not "Bint el Aariss" as pointed out by one of my Twitter followers Ziad Baroudi (@ramblingteacher).] _______________________________________ This chat was posted originally on Ora.tv back in 2016 and on my YouTube channel on May 5, 2016 as THE SAAD TRUTH_167: https://youtu.be/gq7vsqUuByU _______________________________________ If you appreciate my work and would like to support it: https://subscribestar.com/the-saad-truth https://patreon.com/GadSaad https://paypal.me/GadSaad _______________________________________ The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense (paperback edition) was released on October 5, 2021. Order your copy now. https://www.amazon.com/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= https://www.amazon.ca/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parasitic-Mind-Infectious-Killing-Common/dp/162157959X _______________________________________ Please visit my website gadsaad.com, and sign up for alerts. If you appreciate my content, click on the "Support My Work" button. I count on my fans to support my efforts. You can donate via Patreon, PayPal, and/or SubscribeStar. _______________________________________ Dr. Gad Saad is a professor, evolutionary behavioral scientist, and author who pioneered the use of evolutionary psychology in marketing and consumer behavior. In addition to his scientific work, Dr. Saad is a leading public intellectual who often writes and speaks about idea pathogens that are destroying logic, science, reason, and common sense. _______________________________________
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, defense attorney Kevin Gough was pressed why he made it so “intensely personal” about dirtying up the victim, Ahmaud Arbery?On the rest of the menu, many environmentalists back Biden's move to tap the US oil reserve; the Justice Department filed a lawsuit seeking to block a major US sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival, arguing the deal would harm competition; and, a federal jury has held that CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where Australia intends to add the far-right extremist group The Base, and the entirety of the Lebanese group Hezbollah, to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations; and, Belarus banned the nation's oldest newspaper as extremist.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/11/24/2066009/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays
Raed Rafei is a Lebanese filmmaker, researcher, and multimedia journalist, currently pursuing a PhD in film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It was a joy to have Raed back on the podcast after meeting him at the exhibit Mark for Redaction 3(!) years ago! We discussed Raed's academic research on queer Lebanese filmmakers, focusing on perspectives that go beyond frameworks of identity politics and individual rights, and see queer communities at the forefront of broader political change. We also talked about his first feature film “The Reconstitution of a Struggle” about the 1974 student occupation…
In this episode of the Telekom Electronic Beats podcast, host Gesine Kühne meets Lebanese music and tech entrepreneur Eddy Maroun. Almost a decade ago, he founded Anghami (which translates to “my tune” in Arabic), to tackle music piracy in the Arab world. Since then, Anghami grew to become the biggest streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa; but Maroun has his sights set on global outreach. This year, Anghami announced the forthcoming launch of a new hybrid entertainment venue called Anghami Lab, which is set to open in cities across the world, including Western hubs like London, New York, and Los Angeles. In the podcast, Maroun explains his musical background, how musicians from the Arab world can reach an international audience, and how today's technology enables ever-diverse listening habits from streaming users worldwide.
“A spiritual practice can remove us from fear” My guest today is Lebanese actor, ‘shape-shifter' Roger Azar. Hailing from Beirut, this would be the birthplace of Azar's love for acting which started in the theater. With a natural raw talent stemmed in a dedication to method acting, his career has taken on an organic evolution. In the past few years he has been part of a few incredible projects; The Sea Ahead by Ely Dagher and Copilot by Anne Zohra Berrached. Both making stances on the international film festival scene. It is not only in the realm of acting where Azar exposes his raw nature, he is a spiritual man, devoted to the evolution of his soul. From the moment I was connected with Azar we were having the most incredible conversations about life. I knew instantly that I was speaking to a very special person. This conversation comes at a poignant time as I am shifting the ethos of the podcast from women's storytelling and expanding the conversation to all walks of life - I am curious to hear of the human experience from all lenses and perspectives. In particular - ‘how one alchemises their pain into gold and cultivates listening to the deep innate wisdom that is within' In this PART ONE of the interview it is primarily an intimate conversation with Roger, sharing about his experience in a car crash in his early 20's that would come to reshape his intentions and experience of life and thus how he has chosen to move forward. Favourite Quotes: “Because that's the thing about meditation right, it's to find, again, that part of yourself that actually knows there's nothing wrong with it” “We are perfectly, imperfect” “A lot of people now are dying. Not only physically but psychologically - to themselves.” __ RESOURCES Roger Azar Instagram www.instagram.com/ruji.azar/ The Sea Ahead by Ely Dagher www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmLabMzXo0 Copilot by Anne Zohra Berrached www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6GVIg4BUU Sacred Suns Men's Group www.sacredsons.com Alejandro Jodorowsky www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/magazi…o-jodorowsky.html Jadorowsky's Dune www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0cJNR8HEw0 Dr. Gabor Maté drgabormate.com Stephen Porges, The Polyvagal Theory www.stephenporges.com The Polyvagal Theory Book Theory wwnorton.com/books/The-Polyvagal-Theory/ Muses of Bella Instagram www.instagram.com/musesofbella/?hl=en _
In this episode we talk about money - how to invest it, how to make smart decisions, how to achieve financial freedom and financial wellbeing. We are joined by Dr. Christiane Mueck who is the founder of INTO Financial, which helps people get an empowered understanding of modern personal finances and financial independence. Dr. Christiane demystifies investing and shares with us different tips and tricks on how to develop a better relationship with money. Talking about our finances often feels like a taboo. However, we believe having conversations about our money, sharing our knowledge and supporting each other through our investment journeys (whether it be investments, starting a business, real estate, purchasing crypto, etc) will help lead us towards financial freedom. If you'd like to know more about how to achieve financial freedom, we recommend visiting and signing up to INTO Financial here. We'd also love to hear from you! Write to us on email@example.com, or follow us on Instagram @whoruntheworldpod.In addition, if you have a few bucks to spare, we'd love it if you would consider donating to one of the Lebanese charities below. Lebanon is going through a crippling economic crisis, and people are struggling to get their basic necessities. Every little bit counts. Lebanese Red CrossBeit el BarakaOffre Joie
In this Matbakh event, we talked to Bethany Kehdy about her writings on cuisines of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Bethany was elected one of the four Mediterranean Food Ambassadors in 2012 and won several awards for publishing “The Jewelled Kitchen” in 2013.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Matbakh:Matbakh is a conversation series that focuses on food and drink of the Arab world. The series will be held with food practitioners who study how food and the kitchen have evolved over time in the Arab world. The guests will be discussing the history of food and what its future might be, in addition to a specific recipe or ingredient that reveals interesting and unique information about the history of the Arab world. Guests will be chefs, food critics, food writers, historians, and academics. Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
Meet Kim Ghattas, journalist, writer and lecturer. Kim's career has been extensive and multi-layered. Kim, who is half Lebanese and half Dutch, shot to prominence as a BBC reporter, first covering Lebanon and then reporting on U.S. foreign policy from the United States. Lately, she has gained recognition as an author of bestselling books. First came The Secretary and more recently, Black Wave, a must-read for all those interested and concerned about Middle East politics. Listen to my conversation with her where she unpacks what inspires her and more profoundly talks about the shadow that growing up in the Lebanese civil war still casts across her life and outlook. This episode is brought to you by Marakez, building spaces for life; and by EFG Hermes, the leading financial services the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets.
Register to vote HERE https://diasporavote.mfa.gov.lb/ For more info visit: https://www.sawtivoice.org/getready Daizy Gedeon is a Lebanese Australian award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and businesswoman. She is the director of the award-winning documentary “Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour” which explores how Lebanon has ended up in a state of complete catastrophe by exposing the country's dark underbelly. In this Sarde, we discussed the following: - How and why the goal of the documentary evolved over time into something unexpected - The challenges of shooting a documentary in Lebanon over the years - The story behind how Daizy managed to interview infamous politicians - The most used rhetoric in the Lebanese government to escape responsibility - The important and decisive role of the Lebanese diaspora in the upcoming elections دايزي جدعون مخرجة أفلام وثائقية وصحافية وسيدة أعمال أسترالية من أصل لبناني حائزة على عدّة جوائز هي مخرجة الفيلم الوثائقي "Enough! Lebanon's Darkest Hour" الحائز على جوائز والذي يظهر كيف أصبح لبنان دولة الكوارث عبر كشف العمق المظلم للبلد. تحدّثنا في هذه السردة عن المواضيع التالية: - كيف ولماذا تطوّر هدف الفيلم الوثائقي مع الوقت وتحوّل الى هدف غير متوقّع - تحديّات تصوير فيلم وثائقي في لبنان على مدى سنوات - كيف تمكّنت دايزي من مقابلة عدّة سياسيّين - السردية المعتمدة من الحكومة اللبنانية للتهرّب من المسؤولية - الدور الحاسم والمهم للانتشار اللبناني في الانتخابات المقبلة Join the Sarde community on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/sardeafterdinner Sarde (noun), [Sa-r-de]: A colloquial term used in the Middle East to describe the act of letting go & kicking off a stream of consciousness and a rambling narrative. The Sarde After Dinner Podcast is a free space based out of the heart of Beirut, Lebanon, where Médéa Azouri & Mouin Jaber discuss a wide range of topics (usually) held behind closed doors in an open and simple way with guests from all walks of life. SARDE EVERY SUNDAY with NEW EPISODES released WEEKLY! 8:00 PM
As her health improved, this Aussie of Lebanese heritage started converting meat-based recipes to vegan equivalents. She's now sharing her recipes with the world. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.
I discuss the wider issue of consensus and how it has shaped modern Lebanese political history. I also reflect on the 1960s and why that decade is an anomaly when it comes to state building, neutrality and sovereignty. Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.ronniechatah.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.
In 2011, the Lebanese national football team reached the final phase of World Cup qualification for the first time, sparking wild celebrations among the fans. But within months, the game in Lebanon was engulfed in a huge match-fixing scandal focusing on a suspicious-looking goal in a match against Qatar, as well as domestic fixtures. In 2013, 24 Lebanese players were found guilty in an investigation ordered by FIFA and the national side's World Cup campaign fizzled out. Alex Eccleston reports. The programme is a Whistledown Production. PHOTO: The Lebanese team ahead of a World Cup qualifier in 2012 (Getty Images)
SBTV spoke with Thomas Semaan, host of the AI3a Podcast, about his experiences living through hyperinflation in Lebanon and why the Lebanese lira is merely a "consumption coupon with an expiry date".
In this Conversation, we talked to Lamia Joreige about her career in art and film and how she portrays history through narration. Lamia, rooted in her country's experience, explores the possibilities of representing the Lebanese wars and their aftermath.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About the afikra Conversations:Our long-form interview series features academics, arts, and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with newfound curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into headfirst. Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
Journalist and filmmaker Omar Mouallem first learned he was Muslim when his mother scolded him for eating Hawaiian pizza during preschool. Over the past three decades he's tried to make sense what exactly his faith means to him and how he identifies as Muslim as grown man and a father, punctuated with the release of his acclaimed 2021 examination of Islam's role in the Americas, Praying to the West. On this episode of Paternal, Mouallem reflects on his Lebanese parents and the moment he realized he and his family were outsiders in a small town in Western Canada, and what it meant to see Middle Easterners regularly portrayed as terrorists when he was a kid parked in front of cable television. He also discusses how the recent rise of Islamophobia in Canada and the United States forced him to examine his faith more closely, and what role faith will play in the lives of his two young children. Learn more about Paternal and sign up for our newsletter at www.paternalpodcast.com. You can also email host Nick Firchau at email@example.com with any comments or suggestions for men he should profile on the show. Make sure you subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you're listening, then keep an eye on your feed for new episodes.
On January 24, 2012, the body of Jane Bashara, a 56-year-old resident of ritzy Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, was found dead in the backseat of her Mercedes SUV in a seedy area of Detroit. The police first went to interview her husband, Bob Bashara, who came from an extremely prominent Lebanese family in the area. Bob denied anything to do with his wife's murder. Eventually, the finger was pointed at a man named Joe Gentz, a developmentally disabled handyman who worked for Bob. But as the police continued to investigate the case, they would discover that Bob's squeaky clean Rotary Club life was not as it seemed. Bob was involved in affairs, tax evasion, a secret BDSM lifestyle, had ties with the Italian Mafia, and definitely did not want a divorce from Jane; something Jane was pursuing. Investigators were certain Bob had something to do with his wife's death, but did he work alone? Or did he have an accomplice in Joe Gentz? And what had happened to Jane?Show Notes:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24611841-murder-in-grosse-pointe-parkThanks to our sponsor for this episode:HelpYouFind.Me: The secure way to share your important account details with your loved onesCheck out www.HelpYouFind.Me/michigan10 to save 10% off any purchase
The first segment of "Fail" Forward Friday is with dual-Olympian alpine skier and marathoner Chirine Njeim. Chirine started skiing at age 3. At 12, she went to France to train for two of years with a personal coach. She then moved to Salt Lake City in ninth grade, when she was 13, to attend the Rowmark Ski Academy, former home of U.S. Olympian Picabo Street. She went on to study at, and compete for, the University of Utah. Later, while in Chicago, Chirine took up running, completing the 2012 Chicago Marathon in 3 hours 7 minutes and the 2013 edition of the race in 3:05.4. At the 2015 Chicago Marathon she posted a time of 2:46.41, placing her 29th among the women in the field. At the 2016 Houston Marathon, she completed the course in 2:44.14, securing herself a place on the Lebanese team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She finished the 2016 Olympic Marathon in 109th place with a time of 2:51.08. She set a new PR of 2:36:40 this past spring In the second segment we hear from Brad Lindeberg - an excellent amateur runner and Chief Strava Kudos Bot. Brad details his trials with a professional endeavor that can bring hope to anyone hoping to reach a goal that is close but remains just out of reach. --- *Yes, you read that correctly - the "Fail" in quotes.* For so many of us there have been times in our lives when we thought we had failed, or worse, that we were failures. Those moments can leave of questioning everything that came before and whether or not we should continue down our chosen path. Then, if we persist we may realize that with time those setbacks can be a gift. Rather than holding us down those "failures" prove to be a catalyst for growth. Not merely to a level which we have already reached, but one that exceeds everything that came before. If you have a story that would be a good fit for one of these episodes please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors: "Fail" Forward Friday is presented by Inside Tracker. Understanding and learning about your body's biomarkers is a one of the keys to staying healthy and fit for the long term and that is exactly what Inside Tracker does. From vitamin D, iron, ferritin, glucose, hematocrit, hemoglobin, testosterone, cortisol, creatine kinase, and many others, you will know where your body stands and how it can improves. Save 25% on all orders by going to www.insidetracker.com/ramblingrunner. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ83E0U8M4V7klqZB8BF3wA Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As November draws near, families around the state are preparing for Día de los Muertos. The holiday, which originated in Mexico, speaks to all of our feelings about lost loved ones, both sad and happy. Families create small altars, called ofrendas, that bear pictures, flowers, favorite foods, and lots of love. Today, we'll talk to three Michiganders about what the day and its traditions mean to them. GUESTS: Reyna Garcia, Grand Rapids artist, social activist, and cultural ambassador Kim Kozlowski, reporter at The Detroit News. who You can read Kozlowski's story about connecting with her late mom's Mexican heritage through ofrendas here. Sarah Nasser, mental health counsellor by training. Nasser's ofrenda at the DIA this year honors her family's Lebanese heritage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The US Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on two top Lebanese contractors and a lawmaker close to Hezbollah over alleged large-scale corruption that undermined the rule of law in Lebanon. This decision comes amid an unprecedented economic crisis in Lebanon. It also comes as Hezbollah attempts to expand its influence over Lebanon, seeking control over the powerful Finance and Public Works ministries as the country is negotiating for a recovery package form the IMF and looking to rebuild the port of Beirut. Paul Gadalla joins The Greek Current to discuss this latest move by the US, Hezbollah's power play in Lebanon, and look at the port of Beirut, which has received offers from a number of countries, including France, China, and Turkey, to reconstruct the demolished port.Paul Gadalla is a former Beirut-based journalist and Middle East Analyst who focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean and religious minorities. His work has been published in a number of outlets including Kathimerini, The National Interest, and is also a contributor to the Middle East Institute. Read Paul Gadalla's latest piece for the Middle East Institute here: Why Hezbollah wanted the Ministries of Finance and Public WorksYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: U.S. sanctions two Lebanese businessmen and a member of parliamentGermany's Merkel due in post-crisis Greece on 2-day visitMerkel in Athens for final visitGreece marks WWII entry anniversary with military parade
This week we welcome mum's new best friend, Hilary Whitehall with husband Michael, son Jack and a doll called Winston round to Clapham for a spot of Lebanese lamb. Jack talks to us about his lockdown venture Food Slut, his misjudged drinks & canapés parties at Manchester University & how he got into stand up comedy. We talk about Hilary's home cooking, La Poule Au Pot & 10 things you can do with Marmalade, sadly not included in Jack's new book ‘How To Survive Family Holidays' which is out now and will definitely come in handy in our house X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of the Newlines Institute's Contours podcast series, Lebanon and Levant geopolitics expert Anthony Elghossain, also a contributing editor at Newlines Magazine, chats with Nicholas Heras about the recent Beirut clashes and their potential implications for Lebanon. Elghossain channels his extensive experience as a researcher in Lebanon to provide a nuanced forecast on Lebanon's evolving security dynamics and the impact on the fragile Lebanese state as it continues its collapse.
Kelly Nelson visits with us and discusses her biggest wine crush and how to properly enjoy Lamb and Kasha, as well as learning the hard way, all this and more this episode of The Culinary Rd. Podcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/culinaryrd/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/culinaryrd/support
“Do it with passion!” is the creative and driving strategy for Caroline Tannous, founder of the brand Les Jupons de Tess and its younger sister brand, Tess Paris. Born in Lebanon and raised in Paris, Caroline enjoyed the artistic influence of her grandfather George Guv, a renowned Lebanese painter, who encouraged her to paint with her hands. We talk about her inspirations and how changing small habits can foster new discoveries. Oh, and if you love Thai food, you're going to love discovering Caroline's favourite restaurant! Brands :Les Jupons de Tess: www.lesjuponsdetess.com Tess : www.tessparis.com Caroline's Favourite Restaurant: Escale Bangkok 64rue de Longchamp 75116 Paris 01 45 53 68 50 Find Us OnlineWebsite: https://www.parisundergroundradio.com/parisundressedFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/parisundergroundradioInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/parisundergroundradio/CreditsHost: Kathryrn Kemp-Griffin. https://www.parisundergroundradio.com/kathrynkempgriffin; Instagram @parisundressed, Website: www.parisundressed.com; Instagram @pinkbrabazaar, Website: www.pinkbrabazaar.orgProducer: Jennifer Geraghty. https://www.parisundergroundradio.com/jenniferfoxgeraghty; @jennyphoria; Website: http://jennyphoria.comAbout UsLife, love, and lingerie. Paris Undressed goes behind the seams of the lingerie capital to explore femininity and sensuality. We'll talk to the influential designers and brands shaping our breasts and bodies. From bra stories to pajama parties our lingerie drawers reveal a lot about how we see — and feel — the world around us. You'll be surprised how the whisper of your most intimate voice can now be heard. Make yourself a cup of tea and join the conversation!
In one form or another, the Lebanese civil war still appears to be ongoing more than 40 years on. Pictures last week from downtown Beirut showed the same chilling images of black-clad phalangist snipers firing at unarmed demonstrators down below and the ambivalence of the Lebanese Military Forces (not to be confused with the Lebanese Forces). It all looks too familiar, and the danger now appears to be an all-out civil war similar to that of the 1970s. So, to discuss this unfolding situation in Lebanon and the chess game being played in the wider region, we talk to Sputnik's Tom Fowdy, a political analyst for RT. MP Sir David Amess was cruelly murdered in his constituency surgery last week, apparently stabbed 17 times by his assailant. Five years ago, Jo Cox was murdered outside her surgery. Before that, Stephen Timms, a former minister, was stabbed multiple times in his constituency and Nigel Jones was attacked with a Samurai sword and his agent, Andrew Pennington, was murdered defending him. So, what have we learnt, if anything, from this latest incident? We talked to former Conservative Party minister Steven Norris, who was a friend and colleague of Amess, and asked what it means for British politics in the aftermath of yet another attack on a parliamentarian.
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Hezbollah and its political allies have intensified Lebanon's political crisis and paralyzed the new government by trying to push the cabinet to dismiss Tarek Bitar, the judge in charge of investigating the 2020 Beirut blast. Last week, on October 14, clashes erupted in Lebanon's capital city over the probe into the explosion of Beirut's port, with deadly shootings taking place at a demonstration organized by Hezbollah and its ally the Amal movement. The incidents were described in reports as being reminiscent of moments from the bloody 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. Steven Howard joins The Greek Current to discuss this latest incident, what's at stake for Lebanon, and look at what steps Washington can take to support the country.Steven Howard is the Director of Policy and Outreach for the American Task Force on Lebanon, a leadership organization of Americans of Lebanese descent.Read Steven Howard's latest piece in Providence Magazine here: Firefight on Beirut Streets Is a Warning to US and LebanonYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Hezbollah's campaign against Beirut blast judge paralyses Lebanon's governmentHezbollah brag of 100,000-strong force aimed at foes at homeEU says Turkey still 'backsliding' on reforms, gloomy on membership chancesAfter critical EU report, Turkey's bid to join bloc remains at a 'standstill'
For the last two years, Lebanon has been witnessing an acute multi-dimensional crisis that has left more than half the population living below the poverty line. Many families are struggling to survive. Some say that the massive economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, the August 2020 Beirut explosions and instability have all combined to create conditions even worse than they were during the 1975-1990 civil war. In October 2019, Lebanon also saw a mass uprising, rejecting corruption and sectarian politics, and demanding change. However, the uprising short-lived for various reasons, including the onset of the pandemic in early 2020 that halted mobilisations and protests. To add to all these huge difficulties and challenges, the Lebanese people find themselves in the midst of a thorny and complex geopolitical situation that has significant bearings on their internal politics. The actions of players such as Hezbollah, Iran, Israel, the Gulf monarchies, Western imperialist powers and Russia have had and continue to have considerable consequences on political developments, not just in Lebanon but in the entire Arab region. To help us understand the situation in Lebanon, the Coordinator of TNI's North Africa Program, Hamza Hamouchene, sat down to have a chat with Hicham Safieddine. Hicham is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a scholar of political economy and intellectual history (19th and 20th centuries) with a particular emphasis on the MENA region. He is currently researching financial (de)colonization on a global scale, the history of economic thought, as well as modern Arab and Islamic thought, with an emphasis on the age of anti-colonial national liberation in the mid-20th century. In addition to his academic research and teaching, he is the co-founder of e-zines Al-Akhbar English and The Legal Agenda's English Edition. His press writings have appeared in The Toronto Star, Al-Jazeera English, The Monthly Review, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Middle East Eye, among others. Image source: NicolasGaron/Wikimedia Keywords: Lebanon, Crisis, Economic Crisis, Debt, Middle East, Arab Uprisings
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Kevin Bradshaw, Vice President of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 252G in Memphis, Tennessee to discuss the Kellogg's strike and the corporate greed that sparked the strike, the conditions that Kellogg's workers faced as the company has raked in record profits during the pandemic, and the heightened importance of union membership amid the resurgence of workers struggles in different industries and places.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rania Khalek, journalist with Breakthrough News and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the recent violence in Beirut sparked by US-supported and Saudi-funded right-wing Lebanese Forces who opened fire on an unarmed Hezbollah protest, the whitewashing of the conflict and the Lebanese Forces in the corporate media, the ever-present threat of sectarian violence built into the Lebanese political system, and the imperialist efforts to keep the Middle East weak.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden and the fallout of the investigation into the Washington Football Team, what remains to be revealed in the thousands of emails that have not been released, the vindication of Colin Kaepernick's criticism of the NFL's culture around race, the over-the-top jingoism and support for imperialism in sports, and Major League Baseball's insistence on spotlighting white players over players of color.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Maximillian Alvarez, Editor in Chief of the Real News Network and and host of the podcast “Working People" to discuss the great resignation and the conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that have contributed to mass resignations and labor demonstrations, the baseless claims that the capitalist class has deployed in an effort to misdirect the blame for labor shortages, the record profits that companies are earning while trying to squeeze more production out of workers for little pay and benefits and raising prices on consumers, and how an organized working class movement can channel the energy of this moment.
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Rania Khalek, journalist with Breakthrough News and co-host of the Unauthorized Disclosure podcast to discuss the recent violence in Beirut sparked by US-supported and Saudi-funded right-wing Lebanese Forces who opened fire on an unarmed Hezbollah protest, the whitewashing of the conflict and the Lebanese Forces in the corporate media, the ever-present threat of sectarian violence built into the Lebanese political system, and the imperialist efforts to keep the Middle East weak.
Six people have died in the Lebanese capital after violence at a demonstration organised by the Shia group, Hezbollah. They and their allies were protesting against the judicial investigation into the devastating blast last year at Beirut's port. Our correspondent unpicks the complex politics involved; we also hear from Tatiana, who lost her father in the explosion. Also on the programme: police in Norway say they're treating as an act of terrorism an attack with a bow and arrow by a Muslim convert that left five people dead; and what YOU can do to help reduce the growing mountain of electronic waste. (Image: people evacuate a casualty after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021 / Credit: REUTERS/Aziz Taher)
Gunmen attacked a protest against the judge investigating last year's port explosion in the Lebanese capital. Also on the programme: police in Norway say the suspect in a deadly bow and arrow attack was a Muslim convert who'd previously showed signs of radicalisation - we'll hear from the mayor of the town where it happened; and Britain's Prince William on why space entrepreneurs should be focussing their energies on solving Earth's problems first. (Picture: Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)
The Lebanese government has neglected its electric grid for decades. The whole country lost power last weekend, leaving many without access to water, internet access, or critical medical services. The Washington Post's Nader Durgham (@NaderDurgham) shares his experience from Beirut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In recent weeks, images of thousands of Haitian migrants living in squalid conditions in a temporary camp in Texas have caused widespread shock and anger in the United States. US Border patrol agents on horseback forced many of them back across the Rio Grande into Mexico. Thousands more were deported back to Haiti, which is in the grip of its deepest economic and political crisis for years. The US Special Envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, resigned last month in protest at the Biden Administration's deportations policy, which he described as “inhumane” and “counterproductive”. Some of the migrants say it was also arbitrary, with no clarity about the process deciding who made it into the US and who was sent home. Will Grant met two families, at the US-Mexico border and in Haiti, whose journeys north came to very different ends: Last year, Thailand was rocked by student-led protests, which for the first time broke a taboo on criticising the monarchy. But the Thai government led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha fought back, using a raft of repressive laws to prosecute the protest leaders. Together with a rapid rise in Covid infections, that appeared to put a stop to the street rallies. The protest gatherings have now resumed but on a smaller scale. As Jonathan Head has been finding out, the heady optimism of the students last year has been replaced by a harder-edged realism over just how long it might take to reform Thailand's politics. Last weekend, thousands of people from 150 towns and cities across Brazil joined street protests against its President, Jair Bolsonaro. Many of them were angry about his handling of the pandemic which has killed at least 600,000 Brazilians so far. Not all the criticism is centred on Covid, though. Some of his former supporters are now calling for his resignation too – and their concerns are more ideological. The President is as combative as ever – and he still has control of Congress, though his public support has slumped to its lowest level yet in opinion polls. Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo. Questions about the future of coal have caused some of the deepest divisions in modern Australia. The debate may soon get even sharper as COP26 and other climate-change summits try to push rich nations to set a faster pace in giving up fossil fuels. Australia still uses coal to generate about 70% of its electricity, making it the most carbon-polluting nation per person in the world. As Phil Mercer explains, the country's vast natural resources help fuel its domestic politics, as well as its power stations. And the BBC's new Middle East correspondent Anna Foster offers some personal first impressions of settling in to her posting to the Lebanese capital, Beirut - and of the extraordinary resilience which keeps the city's people going. Producer: Polly Hope
Over a year ago, on 4 August 2020, one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear explosions devastated Beirut, killing 218 people. While Lebanon dominated global news headlines then, attention has since fizzled. Amidst political stagnation, disastrous inflation and shortages in basic commodities from fuel to medicine, Lebanon seems in free fall. In this webinar, nearly two years on from the 17 October Revolution, we hear from speakers active in the fields of politics, labour union organising, urban space and law, who will address the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, the future of political activism, the upcoming elections and what may be emerging in Lebanon. Ghida Frangieh is a lawyer and researcher based in Beirut. She has been a member of the Legal Agenda since 2011 and is currently the head of its Strategic Litigation Unit. The Legal Agenda is a law and society research and advocacy organization with offices in Beirut and Tunis. Ghida recently worked on producing a legal guide for the victims of the Beirut blast of 4 August 2020 to support their path to justice. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Human Rights from France and has produced various publications related to social justice and human rights issues. She is also a founding member of Ruwad Al-Houkouk Association and the Lawyers Committee for the Defense of Protesters. Ibrahim Halawi is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests focus on theories and histories of counterrevolution and revolution, with an emphasis on counterrevolution and revolution in the Middle East. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and established outlets on Lebanon, as well as revolution and sectarianism more broadly. Ibrahim is also the Secretary of Foreign Relations for Citizens in a State party, a progressive secular Lebanese party. Abir Saksouk graduated as an architect in 2005, and later did her masters in Urban Development Planning. She is co-founder and co-director of Public Works Studio, a research-based organization that addresses spatial inequality in Lebanon. Her primary focus includes urbanism and law, property and shared space, and right to the city of marginalized communities. Abir is also a member of the Legal Agenda and co-founder of Dictaphone Group. Omar Al-Ghazzi is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. His work focuses on questions around the global power asymmetries in the reporting and representation of conflict. He researches digital journalism, the politics of time and memory, and the geopolitics of popular culture, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.
Lebanon is in the midst of what the World Bank describes as what could be one of the worst economic crises of the past 150 years. Over three-quarters of the population have been plunged into poverty, often struggling to obtain food, medicine and basic necessities amid rampant inflation, currency collapse and widespread shortages. State institutions, including the security forces and police, are increasingly strained. Unrest has mounted as political elites defer necessary reform. The newly appointed government has promised to break the deadlock but it is difficult to see the path out of the crisis, especially with elections only months away. In this episode of Hold Your Fire! Naz and Richard are joined by Heiko Wimmen, director of Crisis Group's Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon Project to discuss the country's plight. They discuss the origins of the crisis, its everyday consequences for Lebanese citizens, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the role played by competing political factions, including Hezbollah. Three decades after the end of the devastating civil war, they ask what Lebanon's economic implosion means for relations among the country's sects and assess risks of violence.For more information, explore Crisis Group's analysis on our Lebanon page. Make sure to look out for our upcoming report on the political and social ramifications of the crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ziad Abdelnour, President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners. He is a Lebanese-born American author, Wall Street financier, philanthropist, activist, lobbyist, and commodities trader.
0:00 Intro 0:58 Karantina 19:01 1934 Beirut Port Blast 25:47 Tramway 42:52 Train 48:12 Alternative Modes 57:26 Pressing Matter We're with Mohamad El Chemaa for Episode 278 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/Ai_sxzYy9Nk We discuss Karantina's construction and evolution, the 1934 port blast and the country's once-renowned public transport system including the Beirut tramway and Lebanese national rail network. Our conversation includes urban planning gone astray, alternative modes of transport proposed and never implemented and the simple dream of an urban planner. Mohamad El Chemaa is an urban planner and researcher at Beirut Urban Lab. The articles by Mohamad referenced in this piece are below in order of appearance: 'Beirut's forgotten medical history: Quarantining before COVID-19' in Beirut Today: https://beirut-today.com/2021/04/06/beiruts-forgotten-medical-history-quarantining-before-covid/ 'The forgotten explosion: Reconstructing the 1934 Beirut port blast' in L'Orient Today: https://today.lorientlejour.com/article/1270337/the-forgotten-explosion-reconstructing-the-1934-beirut-port-blast.html 'Whatever happened to our alternative modes of transport?' in L'Orient Today: https://today.lorientlejour.com/article/1270337/the-forgotten-explosion-reconstructing-the-1934-beirut-port-blast.html The metro system article referred to by Najib Mitri is accessible below: 'A 1968 USSR Study for Beirut Metro' in Blog Baladi: https://blogbaladi.com/a-1968-ussr-study-for-beirut-metro/ Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.ronniechatah.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.
In this conversation, we talked to award-winning correspondent and columnist Nora Boustany about her career in covering Middle East and human rights issues. Nora had received George Polk Award, Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, and Bronze Medal for foreign correspondence for covering the Lebanese war, struggles in Gaza, and the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About the afikra Conversations:Our long-form interview series features academics, arts, and media experts who are helping document and/or shape the history and culture of the Arab world through their work. Our hope is that by having the guest share their expertise and story, the community still walks away with newfound curiosity - and maybe some good recommendations about new nerdy rabbit holes to dive into headfirst. Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
The story of Sabra and Shatila is a horrifying one. A paramilitary Lebanese group massacres between 800 and 2,000 refugees, many in horrifying ways. And oddly...Israel is blamed for this awful, awful crime? This week, Noam will break down the confusing and upsetting story of Sabra and Shatila, and in doing so, will ask, how does a nation deal with power and responsibility? ~~~~ Unpacking Israeli History is generously sponsored by Alan Fisher and Barbara Sommer, and Jon and Rachie Teller, and this episode is generously sponsored by Yoni & Lisa Wintner. ~~~~ Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/ Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked Unpacking Israeli History about the Munich Olympics: https://jewishunpacked.com/munich-olympics-when-terrorism-won/ Unpacking Israeli History about the disengagement from Gaza: https://jewishunpacked.com/gush-katif-when-jews-expelled-jews/ ~~~~ Sources https://vimeo.com/548669557/description?fbclid=IwAR1NbzDCIl4kiYn8oWh64SkeGk8ABA45E2ulvx87AIz_SBM_JTuTd8vZ5M4 https://web.archive.org/web/20101130144018/http://www.un.int/wcm/content/site/palestine/pid/12363 https://www.thoughtco.com/black-september-jordanian-plo-civil-war-2353168 https://web.archive.org/web/20131019222951/http://legal.un.org/repertory/art98/english/rep_supp5_vol5-art98_e.pdf#pagemode=none https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jul/19/lebanon.israelandthepalestinians https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/terrorism/palestinian/pages/the%20kuntar%20file%20exposed%20-%20yediot%20aharonot%2014-jul-2008.aspx https://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/25/world/shlomo-argov-73-ex-israeli-envoy-his-shooting-prompted-an-invasion.html https://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/aboutisrael/history/pages/operation%20peace%20for%20galilee%20-%201982.aspx https://www.jstor.org/stable/4284144 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenicianism http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6932786.stm https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/background-and-overview-of-first-lebanon-war https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1982/09/15/issue.html https://sci-hub.se/https://doi.org/10.2307/2009880 https://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/oct/18/guardianobituaries https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/05/soloveitchik-the-zionist https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://en.wikipedia.org/&httpsredir=1&article=1606&context=facpubs&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fscholar.google.com.tr%2Fscholar%3Fhl%3Den%26q%3Dmassacres%2Bin%2Blebanon%26btnG%3D%26as_sdt%3D1%252C5%26as_sdtp%3D#search=%22massacres%20lebanon%22 ~~~~ Unpacked is a division of OpenDor Media
Eighteen months into the pandemic, the days of hoarding toilet paper are mercifully over. But that's not to say there aren't disruptions in the supply chain causing shortages on grocery store shelves, along with inflation. Laura Reiley reports on the business of food and why groceries are going to cost more through the end of the year. Gustavo Arellano is back with the annual Great Tortilla Tournament, which has been narrowed down to the Suave 16. Katerina Nitsou shares comfort food recipes from Macedonia that are perfect for the cooling forecast. LA Times restaurant critic Bill Addison discovers homestyle Lebanese recipes made from a kitchen in Hollywood. And market correspondent Gillian Ferguson tracks down guava and perilla at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market that are ripe for this Indian Summer.
The new Lebanese government has been in place for a week, but with the economy still spiraling, Lebanese people lack confidence anything will be done in the short term to relieve the extreme economic crisis. Mohamed El Aassar, Middle East journalist with Fortune Magazine, explains how the country's economy got to be in such a dire state. Reporter Houshig Kaymakamian outlines exactly who makes up the new Lebanese government, and why Lebanese people don't trust them to enact any meaningful reforms. Beirut restaurateur Aline Kamakian describes daily life trying to run a business in the country, and economist Diana Menhem explains just how dangerous the present moment is, and what needs to change. (Picture: The first batch of Iranian fuel oil arrives in the city of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon on September 16, 2021. Picture credit: Sleiman Amhaz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
From the BBC World Service: Despite U.S. sanctions, thousands of tons of Iranian fuel have been delivered to Lebanon. And Italy has become the first country in Europe to mandate that workers provide proof of coronavirus vaccination, recovery from the disease, or a recent negative test, in order to go to work.
From the BBC World Service: Despite U.S. sanctions, thousands of tons of Iranian fuel have been delivered to Lebanon. And Italy has become the first country in Europe to mandate that workers provide proof of coronavirus vaccination, recovery from the disease, or a recent negative test, in order to go to work.