Lebanon Press Release
|04/13/2020 - 22:17||
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Nine MIT students and alumni are among the 30 recipients of this year’s Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The MIT-affiliated winners are Pelkins Mbacham Ajanoh, Sanath Devalapurkar, Mohamed Ismail, Connie Liu, Mark Aurel Nagy, Pooja Reddy, Riana Shah, Anthony Tabet, and Jason Ku Wang. They were selected from a pool of over 2,200 applicants.
|04/13/2020 - 16:52||
NSAF Profile: L. Reece Smyth, on Being Americas Man in Ireland
Reece Smyth, representing the US Department of State, is a National Security Affairs Fellow (NSAF) for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution.
|04/13/2020 - 12:36||
Q&A with Hometown Media Filmmaker Ryan Gleeson
Earlier this year we toured the INseparable Films to eight cities and towns and now they will be available to enjoy from your home. On April 14, Hometown Media premieres on Facebook at 7 p.m. ET. Tune in here: https://bit.ly/HometownMedia.
|04/12/2020 - 15:25||
Pope Francis on Easter: Spread the Contagion of Hope
Pope Francis delivers his 'Urbi et Orbi' message on Easter Sunday in a nearly empty St. Peter's Basilica. (photo: Vatican Media)
|04/11/2020 - 10:16||
AGBU Mourns the Loss of Globally Beloved Philanthropist Artemis Nazarian
The epitome of gracious and selfless generosity and a perpetual shining light in the Armenian world, Artemis Nazarian of New Jersey passed away on April 9th, succumbing to complications of coronavirus infection.
|04/10/2020 - 10:47||
Visuals to counter COVID-19 - Download and Share
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|04/09/2020 - 18:09||
EU/Italy: Port Closures Cut Migrant and Refugee Lifeline
Crew work seen on the Alan Kurdi rescue ship, operated by German charity Sea Eye. The Alan Kurdi rescue ship currently has 150 rescued migrants on board but is being prevented from docking in any European port.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/09/2020 - 17:45||
Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be a watershed event in world history, with a deep impact on society, politics, and religions. One can expect the rise of new messianic movements, for example, with some claiming that the pandemic is a sign that the apocalypse is coming, as some already believe. Conversely, some believers may lose their faith, because they struggle with the age‐old “problem of evil”—why God would allow all this to happen—and find no good answer to it, as some frankly admit.
|04/09/2020 - 14:49||
MSF responds to coronavirus COVID-19 in Lebanon
MSF teams carried out training for healthcare workers in the COVID-19 response on the use of personal protective equipment.
|04/09/2020 - 09:36||
Corruption risks in Middle East and North Africa threaten national responses to COVID-19
Preventing corruption in public procurement and privately donated funds will save lives and mitigate the worst economic impacts of the crisis.
|04/09/2020 - 05:04||
Learning never stops tell UNESCO how you are coping with COVID-19 school closures
Some 190 countries across the globe have closed their schools and university to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This has forced an estimated 1.5 billion learners to stay at home.
|04/09/2020 - 02:22||
Digital Trust Investments Set to Rise as IDC Urges Full Alignment of Security and Business
Dubai – As the business criticality of digital trust continues to rise, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that, by 2025, 25% of spending on security services worldwide will be devoted to developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective trust framework. And in an attempt to facilitate the implementation of these frameworks, IDC expects that 50% of the world's leading organizations will have appointed a chief trust officer by 2023.
|04/08/2020 - 03:50||
Lebanon: Direct COVID-19 Assistance to Hardest Hit
A street vendor pushes his cart in Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, wearing a face mask to try to protect against the spread of COVID-19, in Beirut suburbs, Lebanon, March 30, 2020.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/07/2020 - 11:57||
COVID-19: Unblock Voice Over IP Platforms in Gulf
In the face of coronavirus lockdowns around the world, people have turned to a wide range of apps, such as Skype, WhatsApp, or Apple's FaceTime to stay in touch. However, in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman, bans on Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms, have prevented people living in these countries from using these apps to communicate with their families and communities overseas, and have restricted their fundamental rights of privacy and access to information.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/07/2020 - 10:03||
Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund provides support to healthcare workers and communities
Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund is providing urgently-needed support for healthcare workers and communities in over 50 projects around the world.
|04/07/2020 - 05:17||
Gulf States: Ease Immigration Detention in Pandemic
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should also curb arrests of undocumented migrants, including of workers who “abscond;” lift any overstay fines; and follow procedures for migrants who wish to return home that respect health and safety standards. The authorities should release all immigration detainees whose detention is either unlawful or unnecessary, including anyone whose deportation is not feasible in the near future.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/06/2020 - 14:19||
UN chief calls for domestic violence ceasefire amid horrifying global surge
NEW YORK, 6 April 2020 - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|04/06/2020 - 08:21||
Our Focus on Women and Girls
The humanitarian community is supporting 100 million people around the world, and we need this work to be seen as essential. In Europe and north America supermarkets remain open so that people still have access to food, and for many of these people these food distributions are their equivalent.”
|04/06/2020 - 01:05||
Building peace in the minds of men and women
Revive the Spirit of Mosul Revive the spirit of Mosul Advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
|04/05/2020 - 22:41||
Bahrain: Free Imprisoned Rights Defenders and Opposition Activists
On March 17, 2020, Bahrain completed the release of 1,486 prisoners, 901 of whom received royal pardons on “humanitarian grounds.” The remaining 585 were given non-custodial sentences. While this is a positive step, the releases so far have excluded opposition leaders, activists, journalists, and human rights defenders – many of whom are older and/or suffer from underlying medical conditions. Such prisoners are at high risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19, and thus ought to be prioritized for release.
|Human Rights Watch|
|04/05/2020 - 22:13||
Does the U.S. Deal with the Taliban Present Opportunities for Iran in Afghanistan?
Iran is watching closely as the United States and the Taliban negotiate an end to America's operations in Afghanistan. If the expected withdrawal of significant U.S. forces destabilizes Afghanistan, how much will Tehran assert its influence over its neighbor to the east?
|04/05/2020 - 20:47||
UNICEF is providing supplies and technical support to fight COVID-19 in Lebanon
Warehouse staff prepares to UNICEF supplies to be delivered and distributed to health centres across Lebanon.
|04/05/2020 - 14:20||
Iranian Mischief Persists Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has turned lives upside down, and with entire countries on lockdown it is easy to forget the world beyond one’s borders.
|04/05/2020 - 13:12||
Up to 250 people per single water tap in refugee camps braced for arrival of coronavirus
Published: 6th April 2020 Refugees living in camps are sharing one tap between up to 250 people and many have less than 3.5 square meters of living space per person which will make it extremely difficult to contain a coronavirus outbreak, Oxfam said today.
|04/04/2020 - 09:35||
Museums facing COVID-19 challenges remain engaged with communities
Around the world, museums and the communities they serve are feeling the impact of COVID-19, as populations are requested to stay home and large gatherings are prohibited.