Lebanon began its latest lockdown in mid-November following a surge of COVID-19 cases. Officials began a partial reopening this week that will continue through the end of the year. See our full coronavirus coverage here.
As nations mark World Television Day (21 November), soaring audience engagement shows that Christian television is bringing hope to Middle East viewers grappling with COVID-19, according to a SAT-7 press release.
A lousy year turns even worse for Lebanon. According to Reuters, Western powers just handed Beirut an ultimatum: there will be no bailout unless they form a credible government to overhaul a bankrupt state – and do it quickly.
In a year that has been extremely difficult all around the world, countries in the Near East are particularly struggling. Cry Out Now encourages prayer for Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq as people in these countries search for hope.