13 Dec 2021

Hamas ammunition warehouse explodes causing casualties in southern Lebanon

On Friday, a warehouse owned by Hamas exploded at a Palestinian refugee camp located in southern Lebanon. According to Lebanon state-run NNA news, the warehouse was filled with ammunition. Several casualties have been reported. The media outlet stated that the sound of the explosion was audible in the Palestinian refugee

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30 Nov 2021

Lebanese protesters block roads over economic meltdown

In Lebanon, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the country’s rampant economic struggles just days after the Lebanese pound sank to record lows. Lebanon’s economic crisis began in 2019 and has propelled more than three-quarters of the population below the poverty line. In just a few years, the local currency’s

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06 Oct 2021

Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast, source says

New speculation that Hezbollah urged the Lebanese government to stop investigating the Beirut port blast has emerged. According to those familiar with the situation, high-ranking Hezbollah official Wafiq Safa issued a verbal warning to Judge Tarek Bitar via an unidentified intermediary. The intermediary was reportedly a known individual to the

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04 Oct 2021

Court allows Judge Bitar to resume Beirut blast investigation

Former ministers charged in the investigation of the Beirut Port blast requested that Judge Tarek Bitar be removed from the investigation. The Beirut Appeals Court rejected their request. The investigation had been paused seven days ago after the judge continued to pursue ex-ministers and other high-ranking officials in politics and

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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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