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Thursday, February 2, 2023

EXCLUSIVE TALKS

Pr. Yahia Zoubir: “Food shortages could inflame the whole region”

ByTheEast: The war in Ukraine has disrupted the global agricultural supply chain. What are the short -term impacts on the countries in the MENA region? Pr. Yahia Zoubir: Countries which are significantly affected in terms of food security are in North Africa and the Levant. For Egypt, a large importer of wheat, the war in Ukraine posses a major challenge since it had...

We hope that Judicial Investigator Judge Tarek Bitar will continue his work to unveil the truth and issue the indictment. Judges are rebelling against their authorities instead of rebelling against politicians. They are overbidding against each other, impeding the investigations of each other, releasing suspects en masse and arresting the relatives of the port victims. This is unacceptable! The judiciary has its mechanism and hierarchy.”

Beshara al-Rahi

Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch

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