Lebanon


Lebanon’s Problems Need An International Solution

Violence between anti-government protestors and Lebanon’s riot police has erupted across the country this past week. The cause of protests is rooted in an issue being covered broadly in the news elsewhere: wildfires. The government of Lebanon implemented reforms to tax WhatsApp users in order to fund disaster relief for […]


Who Was Qasem Soleimani?

Hundreds of thousands mourned his death, so who was Qasem Soleimani? Missing somewhat from recent coverage of the U.S.-Iranian tensions is the exact importance of the now-deceased Iranian General. Described by CNN as “one of Iran’s most powerful men”, it seems key to understanding what exactly he did, the regional […]


Lebanese Protesters Continue Call For Government Resignation

Everyone means everyone. This has become the chant of the Lebanese protesters who demand the end of the current Lebanese government. Their mantra has come about following Friday’s televised address by Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanon’s leader of the Iranian-backed group of Hezbollah. He is close friends with Lebanon’s president, and one […]


Lebanese Protests Enter Tenth Day

Protests in Lebanon have continued into their tenth day, despite calls from the government for the people to desist. Riot police have been called in to try to defuse the situation in Beirut, as demonstrators have clashed with pro-Hezbollah supporters in the capital. Over one million people have taken to […]


Protests Over Economic Crisis In Lebanon

Protests continued to rage in Lebanon on Friday amid growing frustration over the government’s handling of the economic crisis in the country. Protestors called for the resignation of the current government, including Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, President Michel Aoun, and Speaker Nabih Berri. The protests began in the capital city […]


Could Tensions Between Israel and Hezbollah Lead To Another War?

In the past few weeks, tensions have once more been raised between Israel and radical Shi’a Lebanese group Hezbollah, and there is a fear that the latest drone strikes and allegations of missile production could lead to a war between the two sides. The hostility between Hezbollah, the radical Shi’a […]


Taking A Step Towards Greater Transparency Of Immigration Detention Centres 1

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20thJune, is #StepWithRefugees – Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day encourages supporters around the world to ‘walk, run and cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety’. Asylum Insights reports that as of […]


Syrian Refugee Camps In Lebanon Devastated by Storms

Living conditions for Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon have plummeted in the aftermath of a storm which resulted in widespread flooding and the destruction of hundreds of makeshift camps. Storm Norma, which has affected over 22,000 refugees according to the UN, hit Lebanon’s eastern and northern region last week, […]


UN Forces Say Israel-Lebanon Border Tunnels Violate 2006 Truce

Early this month, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) began Operation Northern Shield to detect and destroy tunnels built crossing the Blue Line, which separates the border between Israel and Lebanon. During this operation, four tunnels were found — two of which violate Israel’s and Lebanon’s 2006 ceasefire agreement. As of now, […]


U.S Ends Funding To UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency

The State Department announced Friday that the United States will no longer provide funding to the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in the near East – an approximate $0.4 billion annual contribution they’ve made for decades. In their statement, the U.S. called the UNRWA “irredeemably […]