Lebanon anti government protests
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Today we look at the humanitarian crisis in Tigray as the civil war re-escalates, protests for vaccine equity during Angela Merkel’s visit to the US, and more

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

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

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.

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

Lebanon protests amid COVID Protests erupt in Lebanon over collapsing economy

Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets on April 27, Monday, demanding revolution amid rising poverty, hunger, economic hardship and uncertainty, even as the government seems to turn a blind eye to the urgent issues plaguing the country

Lebanon protest Curbs on withdrawals by banks trigger protests in Lebanon

The country has been witnessing popular protests since October 17, last year

Saad Hariri may once again become Lebanese prime minister

Hariri has emerged as a leading contender for the post of prime minister after businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidature. However, this may bring protesters to the streets again

Lebanon protests The Lebanese Intifada is trying to change the very structure of society

Jana Nakhal from the Lebanese Communist Party analyses the current stage of the movement, the response of the state and police, and the path ahead for the thousands on the street.

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