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 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
The emergency was imposed by the government on August 5, a day after a deadly chemical explosion killed over 170 people and left more than 6,500 injured in Beirut. It has been extended by the parliament till August 21
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
A large number of protesters gathered and shouted slogans from inside cars in order to maintain physical distancing in light of COVID-19
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
We also report on the arrest of Patrick George Zaki, an Egyptian human rights activist as well as the ongoing protests in Lebanon that have rejected the new cabinet of prime minister Hasan Diab and his economic reforms.
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
Fresh protests were registered in Lebanon over the weekend, with the failure of the country’s ruling elites to resolve the political crisis following the resignation of Saad Hariri as prime minister
We will also take a look at Lebanon, where after days of protest, the prime minister was forced to resign.
The human chain was organised against the economic crisis and new taxes in the country.