Lebanon prepares to hold parliamentary elections on March 27. The announcement comes as much of the country deals with rolling blackouts. Anger over the economic collapse led to protestors damaging the state electric company’s equipment.
As the financial crisis worsens, 78 percent of Lebanon’s population lives in poverty. Even food is becoming scarce, and many industries cannot function with the low levels of fuel available in the country.
From 1975-1990, a civil war ravaged Lebanon. Pierre Houssney of Horizons International explains why Lebanon’s current financial crisis might be even worse. “Even though there was a lot of violence at that time, and there was a war going on, people actually had enough food to eat. […]
This week, Lebanon marked the 46th anniversary of its civil war. Even as the country struggles with environmental, financial, and political crises, the call is going out to ‘remember history’, so as not to repeat it. Lebanon’s first civil war raged from 1975-1990. Read more here.
The American evangelical Christian pastor at the center of a row between Ankara and Washington arrived at his home in Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court ruled he could go free, a move that may signal a major step toward mending ties between the […]