Monthly Archives: June 2019

Moody’s says Lebanon likely to delay debt

MENAFN) Lebanon is expected to be forced to delay its debt, even though it already imposed steps to cut its deficit in this year’s state budget, as Moody’s suggested. Rating agency Moody’s affirmed: “Lebanon may have to reschedule its debt due to the slowdown of capital flows to the country and the decline in deposits growth.” Governor of the Central ...

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100,000 refugees resettled from Lebanon since Eruption of Syrian crisis- IOM

GENEVA, June 28 (MENA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said its 100,000th resettlement of a refugee residing in Lebanon in June, as he was assisted in beginning a new life in a third country since fleeing the crisis in neighboring Syria, the organization posted on its website. This marks a significant milestone in IOM Lebanon’s resettlement efforts since ...

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Lebanon on right track with reforms: WB

(MENAFN) Lebanon is expected to witness an optimistic outlook as a result of reforms that it passed in this year’s state budget. However, Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa region Ferid Belhaj called for Lebanon to exert more efforts in its economic reforms. According to the vice president, “Lebanon is doing well with ...

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Jodi McKay elected New South Wales Labor leader after tense meeting

More than three months after New South Wales Labor’s bruising state election defeat, the party has regrouped to appoint Jodi McKay its new opposition leader. State Labor MPs cast their secret votes for the contenders Chris Minns and Jodi McKay, both from the party’s right faction, at a tense meeting on Saturday. McKay secured 29 votes in the caucus room to ...

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Trump says ‘much can be learned’ from Australia’s immigration policy. Migrants subjected to it have set themselves on fire

United States President Donald Trump has found the one immigration policy more controversial than his own, and endorsed it. Amid heightened media scrutiny over the tragic fate of a father and daughter who died on the US-Mexico border, Trump tweeted pictures of four fliers distributed by the Australian government warning migrants away from attempting to come to the country, adding ...

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Australia Welcomes Help to Find Student Missing in North Korea

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australia’s prime minister said he has discussed the disappearance of an Australian student in North Korea with other world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and accepted offers to find out what has happened to him. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the plight of Alek Sigley had been raised with him by world leaders attending the ...

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INSIDE INTELLIGENCE: ‘ISRAEL-EGYPT COOPERATION KEY TO BEATING BACK ISIS IN SINAI’

Israeli-Egyptian cooperation is the key to confronting the threat posed by ISIS Sinai, former director of the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Nick Rasmussen told The Jerusalem Post in a recent exclusive interview. Rasmussen, who was the center’s chief from 2014 until December 2017, straddling the Obama and Trump administrations, complimented the reports of quiet-but-effective cooperation between Cairo and Jerusalem. Currently ...

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