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, 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
The explosion in Beirut on 4 August was not an accident. The authorities were aware of the possibility of an explosion. They did nothing.
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
The Lebanese government is discussing imposition of an emergency to deal with the aftermath of the disaster which has left large parts of the city in debris and over 4,000 injured.
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
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
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
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
The country has been witnessing popular protests since October 17, last year
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