10 Sep 2021

Lebanon gets new government amid deepening crisis

Over a year after the previous administration quit a new government has been announced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s richest man, Najib Mikati, became prime minister and the rest of the cabinet was named as well. The appointments end months of political standstill in Lebanon. After the resignation of the previous prime

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16 Aug 2021

At least 20 people killed when fuel tank explodes in Lebanon

At least 20 people have died due to a fuel tank explosion in northern Lebanon, according to reports from the Lebanese Red Cross. The incident occurred in the Akkar region and injured an additional 79 individuals. Lebanon is currently facing a severe fuel shortage that has resulted in extended blackouts

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29 Jul 2021

Lebanon’s water system on brink of total collapse, says UN

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Lebanon’s water supply system is on the verge of collapse. The announcement marks the latest development in Lebanon’s recent struggles that have pushed the country into chaos. More than 71% of the country’s population are at immediate risk of losing access to

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16 Jul 2021

Lebanon’s Hariri steps down as prime minister-designate pushing crisis-ridden country further into uncertainty

Almost nine months after he was tasked with forming the country’s new government, Lebanon’s Prime Minister- designate Saad Hariri has stepped down. Lebanon President Michel Aoun had not accepted the latest Cabinet lineup on Thursday after Hariri had submitted the proposal. The unlikelihood of the president agreeing to the proposal

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12 Jul 2021

Lebanon is days away from a ‘social explosion,’ prime minister warns

According to Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, the country is just days away from a disaster. The country’s economic crisis has deepened, with the local currency losing 90% of its value and 77% of households experiencing food shortages, according to the UN. Mr. Diab made the remarks during a meeting

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04 Jun 2021

Lebanon urges UN to find alternative funding for Hariri tribunal

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is investigating the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. In a letter to the UN secretary-general, Lebanon asked the UN to find ways of financing the tribunal after funding difficulties. The UN tribunal was created by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution, and has

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14 May 2021

Turkey’s Karpowership shuts down electricity supply

Karpowership, the energy responsible for roughly one-quarter of Lebanon’s electricity supply has shut off its generators. The company allegedly shut off the electricity flow due to unsettled debts with Lebanon. The company alleges that Lebanon owes it more than $100 million, furthering that it has not been paid in 18

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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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