In rudderless Lebanon, revolutionaries drift apart

World Oct 15, 2020

In rudderless Lebanon, revolutionaries drift apart

When Lebanon's protest movement erupted in October 2019, Jennyfer, Teymour and Dayna marched in the same euphoric crowd, united in their determination to bring down their corrupt leaders. A nightmarish year — which saw Lebanon's economy go into tailspin and a cataclysmic explosion destroy swaths ...

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

World / Politics Aug 11, 2020

Lebanese government quits amid fury over Beirut blast

Lebanon's prime minister announced his government's resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated Beirut and triggered public outrage was the result of endemic corruption. The Aug. 4 detonation at a port warehouse of what authorities said was more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium ...

Electric night of protests in Lebanon amid anger over blast

World Aug 9, 2020

Electric night of protests in Lebanon amid anger over blast

Lebanese protesters stormed several ministries Saturday in apparently planned raids after an explosion blamed on government negligence at Beirut port devastated the city and ignited unprecedented popular rage. The day started with funerals for some of the 158 people killed by Tuesday's monster blast but ...

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

World / Crime & Legal Aug 7, 2020

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers combed through the rubble of Beirut port Friday in a search for survivors that was watched breathlessly by relatives of the missing, after an investigation into the huge blast produced its first arrests. Shock has turned to anger in Lebanon since Tuesday's colossal explosion ...

'State, what state?': Lebanese together in solidarity and rage

World Aug 6, 2020

'State, what state?': Lebanese together in solidarity and rage

In Beirut's beloved bar districts, hundreds of young Lebanese ditched beers for brooms on Wednesday to sweep debris in the absence of a state-sponsored cleanup operation following a deadly blast. "What state?" scoffed 42-year-old Melissa Fadlallah, a volunteer cleaning up the hard-hit Mar Mikhail district ...