Financial collapse and security concerns loom in Lebanon

World / Politics Nov 28, 2019

Financial collapse and security concerns loom in Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanese women marched across a former front line in the Lebanese capital Wednesday carrying white roses and Lebanese flags to denounce overnight clashes between rival groups that injured dozens of people. They pledged no return to civil war. But amid a political impasse ...

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

World / Politics Nov 18, 2019

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Mohammad Safadi's exit

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the biggest economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. Lebanon's political troubles ...

Lebanon protesters angered by new prime minister pick

World Nov 16, 2019

Lebanon protesters angered by new prime minister pick

Lebanese protesters demanding radical reform have reacted with anger to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system. According to Lebanese press reports and senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity, key political players agreed that ...

Lebanon government in 11th hour reform drive as protests swell

World / Social Issues Oct 21, 2019

Lebanon government in 11th hour reform drive as protests swell

Lebanon's teetering government was expected Monday to approve a belated economic rescue plan as the nation prepared for a fifth day of mass protests against the ruling elite. A proposed tax on mobile messaging applications last week sparked a spontaneous, cross-sectarian mobilization that has brought ...

Amid regional tensions, U.S. warship makes brief goodwill visit to Beirut

World Sep 15, 2019

Amid regional tensions, U.S. warship makes brief goodwill visit to Beirut

The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Ramage docked briefly in Lebanon, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said Sunday, amid heightened regional tensions. The Arleigh-Burke-class vessel, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles, stopped Saturday for a "one-day goodwill visit on the sidelines of its participation in ongoing efforts ...

Hezbollah TV airs footage it says shows anti-Israel attack

World Sep 3, 2019

Hezbollah TV airs footage it says shows anti-Israel attack

Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV on Monday aired footage it said showed a missile attack by the Iran-backed Lebanese group against an Israeli military vehicle the day before. The video purported to show a missile being launched toward a moving armored vehicle before an explosion sent large ...