By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and resuscitating a dying economy in a country that has been in steady financial and economic meltdown over the past year. Authorities in Lebanon chose the latter.
By Leila Molana-Allen, Connie Kargbo
President-elect Biden's win was met with jubilation and hope for a better future among many of the thousands of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. But the reality may not be as rosy, with many other domestic and international priorities far…
Top Lebanese politicians and the militant Hezbollah group rallied on Friday against charges of negligence levelled against the caretaker prime minister and three former ministers over the massive explosion in Beirut’s port.
In our news wrap Thursday, Lebanon's caretaker prime minister and three other former ministers were charged with negligence in the Beirut explosion, applications for unemployment aid have spiked as companies cut more jobs amid the pandemic, President-elect Biden continues to…
By Associated Press
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun spoke at the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly as the world continues to fight the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
It wasn’t clear what caused the raging fire that broke out Thursday afternoon and covered the city with dark smoke and toxic fumes for hours, as fire fighters and army helicopters struggled to bring it under control.
Lebanon's prime minister-designate on Monday called for a new government to be formed “in record time.”…
By Leila Molana-Allen
The explosion at the Port of Beirut on August 4th has resulted in deep human suffering and massive destruction to the Lebanese capital. But local volunteers asking for direct aid say it has also revealed a deeper and more devastating…
By Jane Ferguson
It has been nearly three weeks since an enormous explosion at Beirut’s port tore through the city. With Lebanon already suffering from food scarcity, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic, the blast turned a grim situation to dire crisis. In…
A special international tribunal has found a Hezbollah agent guilty of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri in a deadly blast 15 years ago. Although the decision doesn’t implicate Hezbollah explicitly, it comes at a tense moment for the…
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