Control teams in Lebanon are on the lookout for any newly-hatched desert locusts. On April 23, a rare wind pattern carried the pests briefly to Lebanon, stirring fears of multiplication and destruction.
Lebanon, known as a haven for Christianity in the Middle East, is on the brink of financial collapse and teeters on the edge of failed-state status if its path is not quickly reversed, an expert roundtable hosted by a leading Middle Eastern Christians advocacy group […]
If you’ve been watching Lebanon lately, you know how bad it’s gotten. For example, it’s been nine months since the government quit following the Beirut blast. Caretaker officials still cannot agree on who should take over the country.
Lebanon’s caretaker leaders failed yet again to form a new government. Now, President Michel Aoun wants help from other countries to overcome the deadlock. Experts warn of further economic despair as the political instability drives currency to a new low.
Lebanon’s middle class has virtually disappeared amid worsening economic troubles. Millions have sunk below the poverty line. Lebanon remains without a functioning government ever since the Beirut explosion last summer.
Lebanon starts the week at a new low. The currency hit rock bottom last week; it’s now lost 90-percent of its value since protests began in 2019. Federal reserves are dwindling; there’s barely enough to keep the lights on.
Hundreds of Lebanese rallied at the Maronite church in Beirut last week to support calls for neutrality. Lebanon’s most senior Christian cleric urged political leaders to steer the country away from regional conflict and toward healing.