Hasan Diab
Lebanon new PM designate Lebanese PM-designate Najib Mikati wins parliamentary majority to form next government

If successful in forming a government, Mikati must address the debilitating economic crisis afflicting the country since 2019, which has led to mass poverty, unemployment, and shortages of food and essential items

Families of blast victims protest as crisis worsens in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at protests by families of the victims of the 2020 Beirut Port blast, the condition of migrant workers in Thailand during the pandemic, and more

Protests break out in Lebanon over reduction in fuel subsidy and hike in prices

The end of fuel subsidies in Lebanon is expected to have a catastrophic impact. People already suffering from rising poverty and prices of essential commodities see it as yet another assault on their living conditions

Lebanon strike Lebanese trade unions observe day-long strike against worsening conditions for workers

The strike was called by the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers (CGTL), an umbrella body of trade unions in the country, and supported by some major political parties including the Free Patriotic Movement, Future Movement, and Amal

French presidential elections 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

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

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 COVID lockdown Lebanon reimposes lockdown after spike in COVID-19 cases

The country recorded over hundred fresh cases within three days this week. It had recorded zero new cases last week, which had led the government to relax lockdown norms imposed since March 15

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