Economic crisis in Lebanon
Daily Round-up | French workers take to the streets against pension reforms & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of protests in France and Peru, a study on food insecurity in Lebanon, and the criticism leveled by the Venezuelan government against the opposition and the US

Iranian oil to Lebanon Hezbollah claims the US is preventing Iranian oil supply to Lebanon, leaving millions to suffer

Iran had offered free fuel to crisis-hit Lebanon to address shortages that have affected almost all economic activities in the country. Most of Lebanon is able to get just two hours of electricity each day due to the severe shortage

Bank shutdowns, gas field disputes and governance vacuum: Lebanon’s multidimensional crisis

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains the escalating economic crisis in Lebanon marked by bank runs by desperate account holders, crumbling amenities such as electricity and telecom, and declining purchasing power

Victims of Beirut port blast still await justice

It’s been two years since the blast in Beirut when highly flammable cargo which was in a warehouse for over six years exploded. Experts blame government negligence for the blast

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

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

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.

Lebanon’s political and economic crisis hits health sector

Lebanese public health experts Aline Germani and Samer Jabbour discuss the impact of the political and economic crisis in the country, and the implications for the health sector. They also talk about the expectations from the new government

Lebanon new govt Lebanon’s new government wins confidence vote in parliament

The new government headed by prime minister Najib Mikati received the support of 85 out of 100 members of the parliament present during the eight-hour-long session, with 17 members not participating

US begins mass deportations of thousands of Haitian migrants in Texas and other stories

Today we look at the deportation of thousands of Haitian migrants in the US, protests in Gaza as Israeli forces recapture all Gilboa escapees, and more