Protests in Lebanon
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

Beirut Shooting Lebanese army to investigate soldier seen shooting at protesters in Beirut last week

On October 14, seven people, including a woman, were killed and dozens were wounded when gunmen attacked a protest in Beirut’s Tayouneh area. A video of an soldier shooting at protesters has gone viral on social media

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

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.

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

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

Thousands protest lack of economic aid amid strict COVID-19 lockdown in Lebanon

At least one person has died after security forces opened fire injuring several of the protesters who were demanding an end to the lockdown and adequate economic support from the government in Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon

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

The verdict on Rafik Hariri’s assassination

The UN-backed International Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it found no evidence of Hezbollah or Syria’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri. However, this verdict may not mark the end of the issue

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