Lebanon protests
Protests spread amid severe shortages and soaring prices in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in Lebanon as the state cuts subsidies, the trial ordered against digital rights activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, and more

Conservatives in the lead as millions of Iranians head to the polls and other stories

Today we look at the presidential elections in Iran, the release of 3 Indian student activists after over a year in detention, and more

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

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

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

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

Lebanon protest Hasan Diab wins vote of confidence in Lebanese parliament amid popular protests

Progressive sections in Lebanon have rejected Diab’s economic plan as a mere continuation of corrupt policies implemented by previous regime

New government Lebanon Protests unlikely to subside in Lebanon despite formation of new government

On January 21, president Michael Aoun announced the formation of a new government led by Hassan Diab but protests may continue as many of the key demands have not been met

Lebanon protests Protesters in Lebanon marched towards parliament, faced police repression

Political forces in the country have failed to respond to the protesters’ demands for an overhaul of the political system in any credible way, even after three months of popular protests in 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

Lebanese parliament elects Hassan Diab as new prime minister

Protests who have been mobilizing since October are not satisfied with the election of Hassan Diab and continue to push their demands of a complete overhaul of the political system

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