Russia’s Brain Drain Is Astounding

By: ELENA HOLODNY Russia is experiencing another major brain drain. Although emigration trended downward from 1997 to 2011, there was a sudden spike in people leaving the country around the third term of President Vladimir Putin, according to Rosstat, Russia’s federal state statistics service. In 2012, almost 123,000 people left, and in 2013, more than […]

Violence against Christians could result in mass emigration

The recent deadly attacks on residents in the Beirut and Damascus Christian districts have sparked a warning by a Maronite Christian bishop of a massive wave of Christian refugees heading for Europe and the US. Bishop Maroun Nasser Gemayel was reported in the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) publication as saying that Middle […]

Maronite Patriarch: Having a cabinet is better than nothing

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai condemned the regressive economic situation in Lebanon which prompting the youth to emigrate persist, and called on the government to work on reducing people’s suffering. He said on Tuesday “the government must be held accountable based on its accomplishments ”, the National News Agency quoted him as saying.