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1/ I attended Hezbollah's military exercise at one of its bases in southern #Lebanon. It was definitely one of the more bizarre press trips by the group. It felt like all the press corps (local and foreign) were invited. Eleven buses took us south from Beirut.
2/We arrived at a military base for the group not far from the Israeli border. In case you should forget who backs Hezbollah, giant portraits of Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader and Ayatollah Khomeini were set up at either side of the entrance.
3/ Hezbollah is both an Iranian supported and influenced group and a Lebanese entity, with a powerful role in Lebanon's domestic politics. The tensions between these two position may be one of the reasons behind the military exercise they laid on today.
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🚨🇱🇧 #Lebanon Currency Crisis Explained 🌐💸:

Personally, I've been seeing very little coverage as of late on #Lebanon's currency crisis and its relation to #Bitcoin. So figured I'd do some research and share what I learned!

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2/ Lebanon's currency crisis has been unfolding for years. The central bank defaulted on its IMF loan for the 1st time ever, revealing they didn't have depositors' assets on hand.

This started a bank run, leading to strict withdrawal limits. 💰📉
3/ This largely stemmed from decades-long government corruption & mismanagement. Leading to massive public debt, currently over $100 billion.

The Syrian Civil War has also had a devastating impact on Lebanese economy. Refugees flowing into LB put a large strain on its resources
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Syrian world war? Is the label correct? Or is it a Syrian revolution between the people and the regime? We will see that in this thread about the statistics of the number of foreign fighters who came to support the Syrian revolution and 👇1️⃣ Image
bring democracy from their countries full of "freedom", and others wanted to establish (the Islamic State)
An American document revealed that the total number of foreign terrorists who flocked to Syria reached 171,400, half of them from Arab countries, and 2️⃣👇 Image
that the Syrian army and its allies alone killed 51,910 of them, and 33,847 of them went missing.
As for a study by the European Ferrel Center, it found that the number of foreigners fighting in Syria from April 2011 until the end of 2015 reached 👇3️⃣ Image
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You ask how #Bitcoin can help #Lebanon & what countries can do with it. Inspired by @JAN3com, I see more paths: tax incentives, clear regulations, education, infrastructure, partnerships, legal recognition, R&D, crossborder collaboration, and integratin BTC in social programs.
Tax incentives: Governments can encourage the use of #Bitcoin by offering tax breaks or incentives for businesses and individuals who utilize it for transactions, investments, or other purposes.
Establishing regulatory frameworks: Governments can create clear and supportive regulations for the use of #Bitcoin, enabling businesses and individuals to more confidently engage with the technology.
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The Continuing Regional Rapprochement of #Syria and #Assad

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In January I wrote about how, after over 10 years of brutal war pushed and funded by outside powers, the #MiddleEast was accepting that the #Syrian Arab Republic, led by #Assad would stay in power.…

The #USA and #NATO countries have been unhappy about things turning out this way, especially as #Syria is a close ally of #Russia. However, the Muslim states of the region are seeing that the future is cooperation, and that the SAR has won the war.

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Today 13Apr, marks 48 years since the start of the Lebanese civil war that took place from 1975 to 1990
A devastating war that was both an internal Lebanese affair and a regional conflict involving a host of regional and international actors
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The spark that ignited the war April 13, 1975, was when a right‐wing Lebanese party opened fire in Ain el-Remmaneh on a bus filled with Palestinian while they were on their way to a refugee camp in Lebanon killing 22 Palestinians.
The attack escalated an intermittent cycle of violence into a more general battle between the Phalangists and the The Lebanese National Movement (LNM), a coalition of Lebanese leftists and Muslims supporting the PLO’s cause.
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Less than 100 rockets were fired from south of #Lebanon against settlements in northern #Israel where sirens sounded across the targetted area.

A warning that the Palestinians are not left alone.
The Israeli cabinet is not in a position to start a war with #Lebanon or with #Gaza. #Hezbollah and #Hamas promised to retaliate on both fronts.

#Israel has lost deterrence.
In #Lebanon, al-Manar TV said only 20 rockets were fired against #Israel.
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The $122 million contract signed between #Lebanon and a private consortium to build a new terminal at Beirut airport was cancelled today following public outcry over the deal after decades of reckless spending of public funds by the state,
commonly involving lucrative infrastructure contracts awarded to companies with political connections.
minister of Public Works and Transport, @alihamie_lb announced on 20Mar2023 the construction of a new terminal at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport,
which is set to welcome annually around 3.5 million.
The lack of the tender process stirred up a storm of backlash from civil society groups and some MPs arguing that the mutual agreement bypassed the Public Procurement Law which took effect July 2022
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A quartet memo of understanding was signed on Monday between #Syria, #Iraq, #Lebanon & #Jordan for cooperation in agricultural field & the promotion of trade exchange in a way that would achieve agricultural integration between the four countries.
The memo which was signed at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus also includes enhancing cooperation in the agricultural field, & exchange of experiences, information, successful agricultural experiences & the management of nature reserves & gardens.
The memo stuplates cooperation in the field of fighting fires, climate change, rural development, agricultural extension, production, animal health and veterinary medicines.
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Why did the 2 arrogant officials decide to play with the #DaylightSavingTime
1- Awarding the airport project by mutual consent disregarding the Public Procurement Law prepared by @IOFLebanon & passed by the Parliament June 2021
This law is one of the main laws demanded internationally, particularly in the context of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund that ends previous corrupt practices.
2- Obstructing negotiations with @IMFNews since 2020 Despite the urgency
for action to address Lebanon’s deep economic and social crisis. Delaying implementing reforms within the framework of the initial agreement with the IMF only increase the costs to the country and its population.
3- The multiple exchange rate with BDL circulars establishing
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@IMFNews⁩’ ArtIV mission to #Lebanon concluded w this stark statement (in a presser no Lebanese official attended).

A last wake-up call before ultimate act of homicide this country’s mafiacracy is committing vs its people in order to save its a*s..…
«#Lebanon is at a dangerous crossroads, & w/out rapid reforms will be mired in a never-ending crisis. A continuation of the status quo & additional delays in implementing reforms will keep the economy depressed, with irreversible consequences for the whole country.»
«W/out acknowledging & credibly addressing the large financial gap in the banking sector,banks will not be able to provide meaningful credit to support the economy,small depositors will continue to incur large losses,while medium/large deposits will remain indefinitely locked.»
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URGENT call : @MawlawiBassam
1• A circular to all Lebanese governorates should be issued to conduct a survey on exact number of displaced Syrians & announce it officially.
2• Ask @UN to locate a safe area in the 185,180 km² area of #Syria to return the displaced
to their country,
3• The safe area can be under the @UN supervision. They can take care of the displaced social, medical and education needs and keep their communities safe from violence and harm,
4• @UNHCRLebanon @Refugees must listen to the country hosting the displaced
and be guided by their choices.
All stakeholders must work to collectively address the difficulties and problems of hosting the displaced and its affect on #Lebanon
This should be based on cooperation between host countries, the Government of Syria @Refugees and the @UN
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#BREAKING | Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: There is a consensus that improving the living conditions in #Lebanon is linked to improving the economy, and #China is ready to provide assistance in this regard. Image
#UPDATE | Nasrallah: Fearing Lebanese-Chinese collaboration is nonsensical, and such a decision requires political decisiveness and courage.
#UPDATE | Regarding the "Megiddo incident", Sayyed Nasrallah said Hezbollah is not obligated to comment on every single incident, and the party's "silence is part of its battle with 'Israel'."
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Possible #Russian Breakthrough North of #Bakhmut | Avdiivka Front Update | -2h,1 2/03/2023
#Russian Soldiers Pushed Into #Bakhmut City, Destroyed New #Nazi #Monuments | March 11, 2023… Image
Blind To #HumanitarianCrises, #Israel Strikes #Syria And #Lebanon | Mar 10
- On Mar 5 Israeli soldiers breached the #BlueLine, which was set by the #UnitedNations for the #withdrawal of the #Israeli forces from Lebanon in 2000.
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Arab youth delegations visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier… Solidarity Forum begins its activities in Damascus
The Arab student delegations participating in the Arab Solidarity Forum visited Friday morning the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Qasioun Mount in Damascus and laid a wreath of flowers on it.
The Student delegations came from #Lebanon, #Jordan, #Palestine, #Egypt, #Algeria, #Iraq, #Yemen, #Kuwait, #Morocco & #Bahrain in order to show solidarity with #Syria & demand an immediate end to the embargo & unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people.
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#Breaking: #SaudiArabia and #Iran agreed to resume relations via #Chinese mediation. According to #Iranian media sources.

It's such a big and bold geopolitical move in an extremely sensitive time. Let's wait and see how things will unfold.
Now, it has just been confirmed officially by #SaudiArabia through 3 parties' statement, which thanked the #Chinese mediation process etc.
This move has an unprecedented global strategic implications; the #US may praise the move publicly but deep down they will be blown by the new reality on the ground which is the fact that #China has become a political power in the Middle East rather than an economic one alone.
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“End the Siege”campaign in solidarity with #Syria to launch next Saturday
In solidarity with the #Syrian people, a campaign entitled “End the Siege” will be launched next Saturday, at the initiative of the Arab Forum in Amman, & in cooperation with a group of organizations & figures in the #Arab world, #Europe & #NorthAmerica. Image
The campaign comes in solidarity with the #Syrian people who are suffering from the unilateral measures imposed on their country by the #US & its #European allies, & aims to mobilize efforts to lift the Western blockade on Syria, especially after the recent earthquake. Image
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Volunteers of different nationalities participate in organizing the delivery of humanitarian aid from #Russia to #Syria
A group of volunteers of different nationalities participated in the organization of humanitarian aid and donations provided by the #Syrian Embassy in #Moscow, to be sent to those affected by the earthquake disaster in #Syria.
The aforementioned group of volunteers went to the headquarters of the Syrian Embassy in Moscow to complete the operations of collecting & classifying the aid, to be loaded on trucks & then transported to Syria,
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#Hezbollah Rouhama aid convoy arrives in Latakia

The Rouhama convoy, the convoy sent by #Hezbollah from
#Lebanon 🇱🇧 to help those affected by the earthquake in #Syria 🇸🇾, arrived in Latakia, after its departure earlier on Sunday morning.
The head of the Hezbollah Executive Council, Hashim Safi Al-Din, announced sending the first batch of aid to Latakia, to be followed by other convoys to Aleppo and other Syrian regions.
Safi Al-Din said, "The affected people need all the help they can get, and Syria has always stood by Lebanon in its ordeals," He also pledged to the Syrian people to "always stand by them, and with them in this disastrous challenge."
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From #Italy @SYRedCrescent receives two Italian military planes loaded with 30 tones includes ambulances, medicines and medical items, which will arrive in #Syria through #Lebanon.
Today, February 11, 2023, the #SyrianArabRedCrescent organization received 2 military planes loaded with 4 ambulances and 6 pallets of medical supplies, in addition to the necessary rescue equipment, at Beirut International Airport.
Along with an Italian medical team consisting of 4 doctors specializing in orthopedics, headed by the Syrian Professor Tamam Youssef, to support the volunteers during their work in treating injured people .
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Aid for #Syria 🇸🇾
Humanitarian aid for the #Syrian 🇸🇾 population offered by @grupposandonato is now leaving Pisa airport and will be delivered by @MinisteroDifesa to @SYRedCrescent at #Beirut airport in #Lebanon 🇱🇧 and then taken to #Syria🇸🇾
Aid for #Syria 🇸🇾

SANA Beirut Correspondent: The first #Italian 🇮🇹 plane with medical assistance on board for the #Syrian 🇸🇾 people landed at Beirut International Airport, and was received by the head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Khaled Hboubati.
An #Italian 🇮🇹 plane arrives at #Beirut airport with medical aid for #Syria 🇸🇾

An #Italian military plane landed today at the Beirut International Airport with medical assistance on board for the victims of the earthquake that hit #Syria on Monday.
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How ISLAMIZATION occurs when
there are sufficient MUSLIMS in a country.... #Thread

When culturally diverse societies agree to 'the reasonable'
Muslim demands for their 'religious rights,' they also get the other components under
the table. Here's how it works...👇🏻👇🏻 Image
📍 As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will
be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone.

(#UnitedStates --1.0%; #Australia --1.5%; #Canada --1.9%; #China --1%-2%; #Italy --1.5%;
#Norway --1.8%)
📍 At 2% and 3% Muslims begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected
groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.

(#Denmark --2%;
#Germany --3.7%; #UnitedKingdom --2.7%; #Spain --4%; #Thailand --4.6%)
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Little "side track" this morning as there is a major catastrophe in #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake
SÉISME EN #Turquie - Scène de désolations à #Kahramanmaraş en #Turquie où mult immeubles se sont effondrés, tuant un nb record de personnes. #seisme
2/ Apparently #Gaziantep in #Turkey is also partly destroyed

A destructive Magnitude up to 7.8 earthquake just struck southern Turkey near Gaziantep that has caused extensive destructions
3/ le fameux chateau (reconstruit) de #Gazantiep aurait vraiment subit des dommages considérables
j'aimerais bien insérer une petite remarque sur l'orgueil & le Karma etc.. mais bon, je vais me retenir qq jours surtout si ce drame à fait pas mal de victimes...
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#Dozens #dead in #Turkey, #Syria after powerful #earthquake | -2h
- "We fear that the deaths are in the hundreds," Muheeb #Qaddour, a doctor in the Syrian town of #Atmed, told the Associated Press.
"We are under extreme pressure."…
7.8 magnitude #earthquake kills at least eighteen in #Turkey, thirteen in #Syria
- Hundreds of buildings have collapsed and there are fears that the #deaths could be in the #hundreds.…
Powerful 7.8 #Quake Knocks Down Buildings in #Turkey, Syria | -2min
- The quake, felt as far away as #Cairo, was centered north of the city of #Gaziantep in an about 90 kilometers (60 miles) from the #Syrian border.…
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