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Dutch curfew riots will lead to nothing

The Levant News publishes voices from a wide variety of people with different backgrounds. After stories from Italy, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and America today Erwin Sanders writes about the violent protests that broke out in various cities in the Netherlands after the government introduced a curfew right before the weekend. …

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Beny Steinmetz found guilty as charged in Geneva court

In a landmark verdict in one of the mining world’s most high profile legal cases, a Swiss criminal court found Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption and forgery on Friday and sentenced him to five years in jail with a sizeable fine. The ruling after a two-week trial is …

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Rape in Tigray with encroachment of Ethiopian forces

The UN says it has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family. Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, said she was greatly concerned by serious allegations from the …

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Not just a Dream and Baron Hotels

Before Shibboleth, the sixth journal article (July 14, 2019) from the educational news story about Angel NicGillicuddy, the important lesson from this piece being “Interest can be drown in a Sea of Capital”, meaning that we should NEVER be forced by money withdrawing and recession to slow down our creation(s) …

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The MLK Day Spell If I were Biden

The magic spell for casting upon all the sleepers. Just follow these steps. First, declare demurrage on The US dollar. The good foundation has been laid by President Trump. 2. Use the Post Offices * they’re in every corner of The Globe, for stamping the backs of paper money to …

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Lebanese footwear goes global thanks to US tiktok star

TikTok star Addison Rae stepped out in a pair of heels by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen this week. The Beirut-based designer, who is the younger sister of Lebanese fashion influencer Karen Wazen, launched her eponymous, celebrity-approved label in 2013 following stints with some of the most renowned footwear designers …

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Femle supreme court judges gunned down in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen killed two female judges from Afghanistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday morning, police said, adding to a wave of assassinations in Kabul and other cities while government and Taliban representatives have been holding peace talks in Qatar. The two judges, who have not yet been named, were killed and …

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Zarif waylays French claims about Iran nuclear ambitions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday dismissed a claim by France that Tehran was in the process of building up its nuclear weapons, calling it “absurd nonsense”. French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche published on Saturday, said Iran was building …

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UN claims breakthrough in Libya peace talks

The top UN official for Libya said Saturday that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya’s different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year. The talks in Geneva, structured around the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, …

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Europeans angry over Iran uranium metal ambitions

Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications. The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on Wednesday that Iran had started …

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Declaring Demurrage on The US dollar

Declaring Demurrage on The US dollar Will be the Main Topic of Focus At the next meeting of DAVOS a strong and very clear (transparent) voice will be delivering a message which will completely dismantle ANY argument before it is even mentioned. There will be silence, which is the perfect …

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Erdogan confident over resolve NATO F-35 dispute

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hoped positive steps will be taken on Turkey’s role in the F-35 jet programme once U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office, describing Ankara’s exclusion for purchasing Russian defences as a “serious wrong”. Last month, Washington imposed long-anticipated sanctions on Turkey’s defence industry over …

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Jan Kubis to new UN-appointed Libya monitor

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as his envoy in Libya nearly a year after the last mediator stepped down, according to a letter to the U.N. Security Council seen by Reuters on Thursday. If there are no objections by any of the 15-member council …

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Rohingya refugee camps on fire, thousands stranded

A huge fire swept through the Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh in the early hours of Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people. The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters home to around 3,500 people were either totally or partially destroyed …

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