The economic and political outlook in Lebanon continues to worsen as government policies and assurances fall short of the demands of the people protesting in the streets as well as of the global financial markets.
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic wreaks havoc throughout the world, perennial regional debates and disagreements seem to dwarf in comparison to the challenges lying ahead. That is not to say they are forgotten.
After weeks of uncertainty, Lebanon has a new government. Following the resignation of the country’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, who had come under pressure from weeks of street protests, Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun appointed to the position Mr.
Iranians have taken to the streets to protest against the government’s decision to raise petrol prices. The move, which Iranian officials have argued was necessary due to the drop in oil exports as a result of U.S.
Cross-border clashes over the weekend between Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hezbollah threaten to undo the uneasy peace along the Israel-Lebanon border. Both sides have declared that the fighting had reached their respective objectives, while avoiding any casualties.
The Lebanese parliament has approved the formation of a new government a full nine months since voters went to the polls.
Six months after parliamentary elections, talks about the formation of a new government in Lebanon remain at an impasse.