Lebanon
Lebanon struggles to rebuild after Beirut blasts

Lebanon has a new prime minister in Mustapha Adib but to many, he is part of the same corrupt and inefficient old leadership that created the crisis in the country

Mustapha Adib is Lebanon’s new PM

Mustapha Adib, Lebanon’s ambassador to Germany, has won the support of the major political blocs but is part of an establishment whose credibility is at a historic low following the Beirut blasts

The verdict on Rafik Hariri’s assassination

The UN-backed International Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it found no evidence of Hezbollah or Syria’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri. However, this verdict may not mark the end of the issue

Lebanese Parliament approves emergency Lebanese parliament approves continuation of emergency, army granted special powers 

The emergency was imposed by the government on August 5, a day after a deadly chemical explosion killed over 170 people and left more than 6,500 injured in Beirut. It has been extended by the parliament till August 21

The explosion in Beirut

The explosion in Beirut on 4 August was not an accident. The authorities were aware of the possibility of an explosion. They did nothing.

Lebanese prime minister Hassan Diab resigns following massive protests

Protests against the government gained momentum after the blasts last week that claimed close to 200 lives and injured 6,000 others. The resignation of Hassan Diab was one of the key demands of the protesters

Beirut blasts intensify economic and political crisis in Lebanon

Decades of neoliberal policies have made Lebanon among the most unequal societies in the world, and social and economic discontent is expected to grow following the blasts

Over 100 dead and thousands injured in a powerful blasts in Beirut

The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.

50 dead, over 2,700 injured in Beirut blasts

The powerful blasts took place in the port area of Beirut devastating many buildings in the vicinity. The exact cause is still unknown although government sources said ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse was the reason

Israeli forces shell Lebanon Israel shells southern Lebanon  

Israel claimed that it shelled the southern part of Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah fighters from infiltrating but the resistance group denied these claims and called it a “one-sided attack”

Lebanon’s people are demanding structural change

Bachir Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the recent protests in Lebanon in the aftermath of the relaxation of COVID-19-related restrictions. He explains the key demands raised by the protesters and how the left has been organizing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lebanon protests resume Anti-government protests resume in Lebanon

According to the Lebanese Red Cross, 48 protesters suffered injuries during Sunday’s protests and 11 were hospitalized

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