Lebanon
France imposes sanctions on Lebanese politicians, blames them for obstructing reforms

French attempts to intervene in Lebanon have increased after the Beirut warehouse blasts last year. It has been in the forefront of alleging widespread corruption and supporting calls for a technocratic government

Massive protests in Lebanese capital Beirut against rapidly declining economic and living conditions

The demonstrations on Sunday were the latest in the protests being held across the economically struggling country where political instability has further aggravated conditions

Thousands protest lack of economic aid amid strict COVID-19 lockdown in Lebanon

At least one person has died after security forces opened fire injuring several of the protesters who were demanding an end to the lockdown and adequate economic support from the government in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon

Israel steps up regional aggression, carries out air raids in Syria, violates Lebanese air space

According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC

University fee hike Lebanon In Lebanon, students take to the streets against fee hike

The American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University have reportedly decided to reset their fee structure based on the new US dollar exchange rate of 3,900 Lebanese pounds to the dollar instead of the old rate of 1,500 Lebanese pounds

French interference in Lebanon French intervention in Lebanon reveals colonial approach

The ongoing political and economic crisis in Lebanon has been exploited by the French government for the fulfilment of its larger political and economic objectives in the region

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

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