Hassan Diab
Canadian court upholds compensation order for Indigenous children and other stories

Today we look at a court ruling in Canada to provide compensation for Indigenous children affected by the foster system, the dropping of all charges against 3 leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, and more

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

One year after Beirut port blast, no justice or accountability

Thousands of people in the Lebanese capital Beirut took to the streets to mark one year of the blast at the city’s port.

Beirut blast anniversary Thousands of Lebanese stage protests on first anniversary of Beirut blast

The blast at a warehouse in the Beirut port last year killed more than 218 people, injured over 7,500 others, and rendered thousands homeless at a time when Lebanon was going through a severe economic and political crisis and a COVID-19 outbreak

Lebanon’s prime minister designate Saad Hariri resigns after failing to form a government

Lebanon is being run by a caretaker government since August last year when, following the Beirut blasts, prime minister Hasan Diab resigned from his post after only seven months in power

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 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

Protests in Lebanon continue, physical distancing style

A large number of protesters gathered and shouted slogans from inside cars in order to maintain physical distancing in light of COVID-19

Lebanon protests Lebanese protest government failure to check rising unemployment and hunger

The financial crisis in Lebanon – a country with one of the world’s worst debt-to-GDP ratios – has deepened sharply due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Protesters on Tuesday used cars to maintain social distancing norms

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