Lebanon
Lebanon elections Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority

A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation

Lebanon elections Lebanon headed for crucial make or break parliamentary elections on May 15

Many opposition groups that took to the streets in October 2019 demanding systemic political changes have formed joint lists seeking the popular mandate

Capital control law Lebanon Lebanese government pushes for capital control law despite protests

The law introduced in the Lebanese parliament by the caretaker government after it signed a deal with the IMF for fresh loans seeks to remove protections for individual deposits in Lebanese banks

Israel artillery fire inside Lebanon Israel fires artillery rounds inside Lebanon 

Israel often violates Lebanese territorial sovereignty by launching attacks or using its air space to attack Syria despite the presence of UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL in the region since 1978

Protest in Lebabon Drivers and transport workers in Lebanon strike against government apathy

The striking workers blocked several major highways and roads demanding the government to reinstate past subsidies on fuel and other commodities in the face of spiraling inflation

Nada Homsi released in Lebanon Journalist Nada Homsi freed after 23 days of illegal detention in Lebanon

Homsi was in Lebanon working with US news outlet NPR (National Public Radio) when she was detained on November 16 after members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate raided her home

Australia bans Hezbollah Australia bans Hezbollah in totality, designates it a “terrorist organization”

Hezbollah is an anti-occupation and anti-imperialist organization with a strong popular base in Lebanon. Australia’s ban may create a diplomatic crisis as Hezbollah is also part of the Lebanese government

Saudi moves against Lebanon Saudi attempts to play regional hegemon face tough resistance in Lebanon

Hezbollah’s resistance to Israel and criticism of the war in Yemen has infuriated Saudi Arabia which is now using its economic leverage to punish the common Lebanese people at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in the history of the country since the civil war  

Mapping Faultlines: Lebanon’s crisis threatens to reopen old wounds

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the continuing crisis in Lebanon in the context of the shooting of protesters in Beirut. He explains the legacy of the civil war

Beirut Shooting Lebanese army to investigate soldier seen shooting at protesters in Beirut last week

On October 14, seven people, including a woman, were killed and dozens were wounded when gunmen attacked a protest in Beirut’s Tayouneh area. A video of an soldier shooting at protesters has gone viral on social media

Lebanon crisis No end in sight to crisis in Lebanon despite new government 

While a new government was formed in Lebanon this month, the country has gained no respite from the ongoing economic crisis. The new prime minister is seen as part of the existing political system, viewed as corrupt and inefficient

Lebanese citizens protest suspension of Beirut port blast investigation

Hundreds of Lebanese citizens took to the streets against the suspension of the investigation into the Beirut port blast. The protests were led by the families of the victims of the blast.

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