A scene of the Beirut port blast.
Lebanon’s political watchers know that the failure of Lebanese legislators to choose a president after eight rounds is nothing unusual. Michel Aoun, who stepped down at the end of October, was chosen president in 2016 after 45 rounds and that it took two years to do so. The election of the president becomes crucial because the
Ahead of the third anniversary on August 4th of the Beirut port blast, Dutch Ambassador Hans Peter Van der Woude, German Ambassador Andreas Kindl, and Australian Ambassador Andrew Barnes accredited to Lebanon made an emotional appeal in “L’Orient Today.”
Upon returning to the office on Monday, Judge Tarek Bitar ordered the release of five detained suspects and announced his plan to press charges against others, reports Xinhua news agency.
Prosecutor-General Ghassan Oueidat, who was also charged in the Beirut blast investigation, announced on Tuesday his rejection of the decision issued earlier by Bitar, arguing that the judge was suspended from his investigation over a year ago.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a draft agreement which is to be ratified by members of WGA. This was preceded by a 148-day strike, which began on May 2. This was a protest against the use of AI in the work of writers, and giving
The federal government is just days away from a shutdown that will disrupt many services, squeeze workers and roil politics as Republicans in the House, fueled by hard-right demands, force a confrontation over federal spending.
The feds are coming after Google. In January, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the technology giant monopolised the lucrative space of digital advertising. A sure-to-be exhaustive trial underway in the US District Court in Washington is expected to last until November.
A few days before attending a small gathering of friends, I came down with cold, allergy, flu or possibly COVID-19 symptoms. It was at the beginning of what has become a summer surge of COVID-19 cases, and though I had tested negative for COVID-19 twice over 48 hours, I decided it was still better to not attend.