Saad Hariri
Lebanon elections Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority

A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation

Lebanon elections Lebanon headed for crucial make or break parliamentary elections on May 15

Many opposition groups that took to the streets in October 2019 demanding systemic political changes have formed joint lists seeking the popular mandate

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

Lebanon new PM designate Lebanese PM-designate Najib Mikati wins parliamentary majority to form next government

If successful in forming a government, Mikati must address the debilitating economic crisis afflicting the country since 2019, which has led to mass poverty, unemployment, and shortages of food and essential items

Mass famine looms in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war spreads and other stories

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

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

French presidential elections 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

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

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