Government formation ends a 13-month vacuum that saw the Arab country slide deeper into one of the worst crises in its history.
There is little energy left as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, unemployment rises and the capital city reels from a huge explosion in August that left thousands homeless.
The port blast is taking popular anger to a new level in a country already reeling from an unprecedented economic and financial crisis and near bankruptcy.
Lebanese government approved a much needed economic rescue plan for the country to exit the crisis which has been worsened due to coronavirus lockdown. The announcement came after dozens of protesters took to the streets in northern Lebanon.
The country, hit by a severe liquidity crunch and months of anti-government protests, was due on March 9 to repay a $1.2-billion Eurobond, while another $700 million matures in April, and a further $600 million matures in June.
Members of the European Union parliament are starting to get a whiff that EU waste management schemes in Lebanon are bogus, and the former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in the firing line.
Lebanon is deep in the throes of an economic crisis that has shaken confidence in the country's banks and worsened since the protests erupted on October 17.
Migrants and refugees in Lebanon work under extremely tough, and often cruel, conditions. Now, the government has added to their misery by clamping down on their status in the country.
Following a government demand, Syrians have had to demolish more than half of the ‘semi -permanent’ refugee homes they had constructed in what many see as mounting pressure to leave the country
In an interview with TRT World, Middle East expert Joe Macaron says Donald Trump's bullying tactics against Lebanon, including sanctioning its politicians, could have a negative impact on US leverage and priorities in the Muslim-majority country.
With three fronts potentially encroaching on its oil and gas-rich waters, Lebanon has few options for international arbitration.
Amid Saudi offers of economic help and Iran’s military support, it might be harder than ever for Lebanon to insulate itself from regional conflict.
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