BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanese troops deployed in the northern city of Tripoli took up positions around key state institutions on Sunday morning after a night of protests and riots against deteriorating living conditions , leaving several demonstrators and 10 soldiers injured. Sporadic protests were reported across Lebanon on Saturday as the country’s 20-month economic crisis …

The relationship once shared between the late Syrian and Iraqi leaders, Hafez al-Assad and Saddam Hussein, can be described as both complicated and intertwined. So was the story between Damascus and Baghdad. Many factors, such as politics, bigotry, ideology, and geography, have defined the hallmarks of Iraq-Syria ties and the race for leadership in the …

LONDON: Odile Renaud-Basso, the first female president of the European Development Bank, hopes to restore EBRD’s green investment targets while tackling equality at work as economies hit by COVID-19 recover. Before chairing his first EBRD annual meeting this week, in an interview with AFP, Renaud-Basso also highlighted the rapid digitization of the workplace that affects …

Authors: Nizar Aouad, Dana Abed On August 4, 2020, Lebanon was ravaged by a catastrophic explosion in the port of Beirut, killing more than 200 and injuring 6,500, and causing massive destruction within a 10 km radius of the explosion site. Primary data collected from LGBTQI-focused civil society organizations (CSOs) and gay individuals immediately after …

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on Friday that some Lebanese parties unfairly insist on accusing Hezbollah of obstructing cabinet formation in Lebanon and blaming it on false assumptions related to the Iran nuclear deal. Delivering a televised speech to address the latest developments in Lebanon, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that Iran has consistently refused …

This move is expected to push up the price of gasoline, but should temporarily ease the shortage crisis. On Friday, Lebanon’s acting prime minister approved financing of fuel imports at a rate above the official exchange rate, reducing critical fuel subsidies amid worsening gasoline shortages. The move is likely to sharply raise the price of …

Credit: cottonbro from Pexels Three quarters of women journalists said they had experienced some form of violence online, in a global survey conducted by UNESCO and the International Center of Journalists (ICFJ). The report, The Chilling: Global Trends in Online Violence Against Women Journalists, indicates that threats of physical and sexual violence were the most …

BEIRUT – It’s been over a month since Lebanese drivers started stand in line in their cars for hours to get gasoline amid fuel shortages. This added to the many crises the Lebanese are already going through, leaving them even more suspicious of their future. He has become commonplace seeing long queues in the streets …

Since Hariri was appointed on October 22 to form a new government, he and Future Movement officials have accused Aoun and his son-in-law Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, of blocking the formation of the government by insisting on a blocker. a third plus one [veto power], something the Prime Minister-designate has pledged not …

Queer communities in Lebanon have few safe spaces left and have been among the hardest hit by the combined impacts of the Beirut explosion in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis , a new Oxfam study warned today. The combination of crises has destroyed entire neighborhoods where queer people have taken refuge …