14 Dec 2020

Lebanon’s prime minister charged over deadly Beirut blast

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three other ex-ministers have been charged by a Lebanese judge with criminal neglect regarding the deadly explosion at Beirut’s port this summer. The Lebanese National News Agency reported that the ex-finance minister, two former public works ministers, and Diab were charged with criminal neglect

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19 Nov 2020

Al Qaeda loses one of its most experienced leaders in mysterious murder in Tehran

A shooting in a residential area of Tehran has claimed to have resulted in the death of Lebanese academic Habib Dawood, who had known ties to the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. However, there is no Lebanese academic by this name. As suspicion over the incident grew, news outlets came to

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22 Oct 2020

Lebanon Brings Back Hariri as Prime Minister Amid Political Crisis

Saad Hariri, former Lebanese Prime Minister, has been nominated to serve again just a year after his resignation due to popular protests. Hariri’s nomination is risky due to ongoing protests over government negligence and protests seeking an overhaul of the political system following an explosion that rocked the capital city

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02 Oct 2020

Lebanon seeks arrest of ship owner and captain

Lebanon is seeking to arrest the foreign owner and captain of the MV Rhosus, the ship which delivered the explosive material to Beirut years ago, leading to a massive explosion and 190 deaths. The ammonium nitrate was improperly stored at the port and caught fire on August 4. Lebanon’s probe

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28 Sep 2020

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-Designate Resigns, Deepening Country’s Political Crisis

On Saturday, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigned, abandoning his efforts to form a new government. This initiative was facilitated by France, who sought to end political stalemate and impasse within the country to unlock international aid following a devastating explosion in the capital of Beirut last month. Adib’s resignation

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22 Sep 2020

In political turmoil and economic collapse, Lebanon could now be overwhelmed by Covid-19

in Lebanon, COVID-19 daily case reports are skyrocketing following a deadly blast that injured thousands and killed hundreds. Lebanon is currently facing an economic crisis and political turmoil. Re-imposing new lockdown measures to contain the spread of the virus could result in full economic collapse as well as severe political

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04 Sep 2020

Rescue workers in Beirut hope to find survivor in rubble

Lebanese rescue workers resumed operations just hours ago, searching through rubble from a building collapse that occurred during Beirut’s deadly port explosion. The rescue teams continue to search through the remains after they detected a pulsing signal, indicating that an individual could be alive, trapped beneath the material. The blast

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18 Aug 2020

After Beirut Explosion, Lebanon Faces Surge in Coronavirus Cases

After an explosion destroyed much of the country’s capital, Lebanon is now struggling with new COVID-19 outbreaks that may have occurred due to the aftermath of the blast with hundreds displaced and thousands injured seeking medical attention. The explosion badly damaged six of Beirut’s hospitals, hindering its capability to address

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12 Aug 2020

Lebanon protesters storm ministries as violent protests grip Beirut

On Saturday night, protests in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut turned violent as demonstrators clashed with law enforcement. The protestors stormed several government ministries, outraged over a recent explosion that injured thousands and killed hundreds. The blast caused widespread destruction throughout the capital city and was the result of improperly stored

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10 Aug 2020

Lebanon in Crisis Amid Ministerial Resignations, Protests Over Beirut Explosion

Over the past several days, three top Lebanese cabinet ministers have resigned. The country is currently on the brink of collapse following extreme pressure from protestors to account for last week’s deadly explosion in Beirut and hold those responsible accountable. The death toll from the blast has reached 300 as

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