Alia Ibrahim, Hazem El-Amin from Daraj Media, and Tom Stocks, Riad Kobeissi, Rana Sabbagh from (OCCRP)
Offshore companies owned by the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon have quietly invested in overseas assets worth nearly US$100 million in recent years, even as he has encouraged others to invest in his economically devastated country.
No country can ever recover from a catastrophe at the scale of the August 4th explosion with only food and humanitarian aid. First, this matter requires transparent management that would be serious, accountable, and aimed at serving public interests instead of the interests of political parties and their partners.
By mid 2020, the pandemic has left most Egyptians, probably including government officials, counting more on divine intervention and what has been destined by fate, rather than government policies and market responses…
We can tell different events throughout the day and we witness indicators that famine is imminent. Food did not completely disappear from the markets, however, it has become hard to reach and more expensive. Moreover, purchases have become smaller, sellers count the pieces carefully, and women calculate the share of each child and accordingly buy a smaller amount with an increased dependency on larger quantities of bread.
“This is the case of the tens of thousands of families in Al-Muthanna, and in adjacent governorates, where ignorance and poverty are widespread. Their people, in crises, represent the protectors of doctrine, the depth of the Shiite presence, and in elections, the reservoir of loyal votes. However, in return, no one cares about them..”
“If someone wants to cultivate his land but doesn’t have the raw materials, what would he sow? Air? It’s like asking a person to sing even when his voice is not suitable for singing, or even stifled!” This was the farmer Ali Taha’s response to the recent calls for active farming, especially those made by the Secretary General of “Hezbollah,” Hassan Nasrallah, in which he called for reliance on agriculture using the term “agricultural jihad!”
There are seriously dangerous hidden dimensions in the absence of real information related to the break out of the pandemic in Yemen. The consequences will not only affect Yemen but its impact may also include other places in the future…
Suleiman used his brother’s handgun to put an end to his life. He went upstairs to the rooftop and fired a mercy shot inside his mouth, trying by doing so to say what he could not say when he was alive.