BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that his powerful militia is already engaged in unprecedented fighting along the Lebanon-Israel border and threatened a further escalation as Israel’s war with Hamas nears the one-month mark. In televised remarks — his first since the Palestinian militants’ deadly Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel — Nasrallah stopped short of announcing that Hezbollah would fully enter the war, a move that would have devastating consequences for both Lebanon and Israel. The United States, Israel’s strongest backer, has warned Hezbollah and its patron Iran against entering the fray and has sent warships to the Mediterranean, a move Nasrallah said “will not scare us.”Hezbollah is prepared for all options, he declared, “and we can resort to them at any time.” The fighting would “not be limited” to the scale seen so far, he added. In recent weeks, Hezbollah has fired rockets across the border daily, mainly hitting military targets in northern Israel, but it has a substantial arsenal capable of hitting anywhere in Israel and thousands of battle-hardened fighters. Read more of this storyVisited 14 times, 14 visit(s) today
November 03, 2023 22:20 UTC
The increase in more modern cars on the roads over recent years means criminals are now able to target those using keyless technology. The most common method is known as a ‘relay attack’ and involves two criminals working together using an electronic signal relay to intercept a key fob signal, usually when the key fob is within the victim’s home. Thieves can also drive off ‘in seconds’ using a method gaining popularity where they hack of a car’s CAN bus or circuit board to disable locking and alarm systems. Tips to help protect cars include introducing physical barriers like a locked garage or concrete posts on the driveway to help deter criminals. Keys can also be placed in pouches which can easily be bought online and block attempts to clone signals.
November 03, 2023 20:58 UTC
However, ALCOP’s vice standard bearer has declared his support for Weah. ALCOP Vice Standard Bearer Endorses CDCOn the other hand, the Vice Standard Bearer of ALCOP, Mr. Matthew V.Z. Darblo, expressed his support for President George Weah in the runoff election during a press conference held in Monrovia. He emphasized that the decision to support President Weah’s re-election was not made unilaterally but was reached after extensive consultations with other executive members of ALCOP. The collective consensus within ALCOP has firmly endorsed President Weah’s re-election, without any political influence or inducement.
November 03, 2023 20:35 UTC
Webster Clayeh (0886729972) – [email protected]Representative Younquoi, who has been a vocal critic of President Weah over the past six years, announced his endorsement on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, in Monrovia. He remarked, “The ruling party played a pivotal role in their political careers and economic success. We acknowledge how President Weah supported our two senators, providing them with homes and farms. If anyone were to oppose the ruling party, it should not be our two senators. Remaining neutral would be ungrateful to the ruling party.”In conclusion, Younquoi credited President Weah for the infrastructure developments in Nimba County, including road construction and improved access to electricity.
November 03, 2023 18:53 UTC
The Israel-Hamas war, which began with the launch of thousands of rockets on October 7, has resulted in thousands of deaths and is causing concerns over the possibility that the war could escalate into an international conflict. Several governments and international organizations have called for an end to conflict through official statements. This is HWPL’s third official statement advocating peace, following the statement on the human rights crisis of Myanmar in March 2021 and on Russia-Ukraine War in February 2022. In the statement, HWPL said, “It is the innocent civilians who become the victims in wars, and everyone in the world is witnessing this situation in real time. Failing to stop an unjustified war will result in thousands and tens of thousands of civilian casualties.
November 02, 2023 21:59 UTC
The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), proxying for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), met on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 and resolved to maintain the existing monetary policy rate (MPR) of 20% and the reserve requirement ratios of 25% for Liberian dollars (L$) and 10% for United States (US) dollars. The Board’s decisions were made in the wake of the prevailing global economic developments that have trickle-down effects on the domestic economy. The Domestic EconomyLike the global economy, the domestic economy also showed mixed trends during the period under review. The domestic economy grew cumulatively to 4.5% at end-quarter three 2023, induced by increased cement and beverages production, increased electricity generation and increased government services. Total loans and advances, total assets, total deposits, and total capital increased, although credits to the manufacturing and agriculture sectors remain low, coupled with high non-performing loans (NPLs).
November 02, 2023 18:57 UTC
Ahead of the November 14 2023 presidential run-off, international and local organizations including USAID, Sweden Sverige, Irish Aid, UNDP, Local Voices, and Internews today, November 1, 2023 sponsored a daylong Editors’ Forum on Lesson Learned from October 10, 2024 presidential and legislative elections. The USAID Media Activity brought together over 15 editors and media managers at the conference room of Internews in Sinkor, the suburb of Monrovia highlighting Lesson learned during the just ended October 10 Elections with participants expressing their professional observations on the elections. During the daylong discussion, issues that were focused included; Lesson learned: Experience Sharing on Reporting, Before, During and After the October 10 which was handled by Alpha Daffae Senkpeni of Local Voices. Also speaking at the workshop was Carol Doe of ICTDev Professional who spoke of the importance of Using Digital Tools to Protect Contents. For his part, Cllr.
November 02, 2023 01:25 UTC
Ahead of the November 14, 2023 run-off election between the incumbent President George Weah of the CDC, and Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai of the opposition UP, the National Elections Commission has announced the arrival of ballot papers in the country via the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County. With this latest report, it is cleared that the commission is now set for the run-off. Visited 30 times, 30 visit(s) today
November 01, 2023 18:04 UTC
The protest aimed to draw attention to the alleged refusal by the ministry to issue a mining export permit to his company, Koss Liberia, Inc. According to Hungchi Choi, the general manager of Koss Liberia Inc., he applied for the export permit on October 11, 2023. However, without the export permit, the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) will not authorize shipment, preventing him from recovering some of his investment. During the protest, Choi held up a placard criticizing the Ministry of Mine as being complicit in mineral smuggling. The protest by the frustrated Korean businessman highlights his plight and challenges the Ministry of Mine and Energy to address his allegations and provide clarity on the status of his export permit application.
November 01, 2023 17:57 UTC
The Women’s Situation Room (WSR) has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to enhance Civic Voter Education ahead of the runoff in order to prevent the astounding number of invalid votes that were reported in the polls on October 10. According to WSR, the inadequacy of civic and voter education before the October 10 polls contributed to the 114,639 invalid votes which represented 5.88% of the total votes. “NEC informed Liberians that first-time voters constituted a little over 20 percent of registered voters — a figure which pointed to the priority of Civic and Voter Education. But the chairperson of NEC, Davidetta Brown-Lansanah, refluted the accussation, saying that there are several reasons for invalid votes. “Secondly, it is important to note that Civic and Voter Education (CVE) is not just with the Election Commission for a brief period of about three months.
November 01, 2023 05:47 UTC
Despite visible logistical challenges, the National Election Commission (NEC) polling staff, party poll watchers, and security forces were at all the precincts I visited and performed diligently. Many polling stations opened on time at 8:00 a.m. with the requisite number of NEC staff and security present. The NEC staff demonstrated professionalism in most of its dealings that I observed. Observer missions urged candidates, political parties, and voters to be patient for a final result before declaring victory. Therefore, the NEC must announce the results with a geographical count breakdown, which may help minimize mistrust.
October 31, 2023 20:35 UTC
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October 31, 2023 20:07 UTC
Koijee stated, “So when you are a CDC supporter, you are not considered a citizen, and you don’t deserve to live. CDC supporters have been beaten, chased, and murdered in front of cameras, but these people remained silent. I want to say to you, CDC is fully prepared.”The CDC’s Secretary-General stressed that he committed no crime in informing party members to prepare for the inauguration. Koijee added, “We will engage in effective preparations for the inauguration. If you say that declaring the inauguration is violent, I want to be charged.
October 31, 2023 16:41 UTC
.... — The need for healthy living in Liberia is more pressing than ever before as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for up to 32% of the overall deaths in Liberia in 2019, with the rate increasing. Like many other countries, Liberia is grappling with a burgeoning health crisis marked by the alarming rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which show no sign of declining. Statistically, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for up to 32% of the overall deaths in Liberia in 2019, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It requires a significant amount of moderate or vigorous exercise each week to reduce the prevalence of the ailments and lessen the strain on the country's healthcare resources, which are struggling. Dr. Peter Attia, a physician specializing in longevity, strongly believes that exercise has a more profound impact on lifespan than other lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and sleep.
October 31, 2023 14:23 UTC
MONROVIA – Over fifty (50) defeated female candidates from the recent October 10, 2023, general legislative election have pledged their support for President George Manneh Weah’s re-election bid in the upcoming November 14 runoff election. Reading the endorsement statement on behalf of the group, Snorte Wilson Sherman said that whether they won or lost, the former female candidates take pride in their candidacy. “As women candidates, we cannot evade or ignore this time of decision-making in our political landscape,” she explained. “The message of female participation was central to what the female candidates conveyed to their constituents during their campaigns,” she added. They stress the importance of upholding the legacy that all female candidates contested for by supporting another female.
October 31, 2023 13:51 UTC