Rash of violence in Beirut awakens specter of dark years in Lebanon

Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal movements, during the clashes in Tayyouneh, in Beirut, on October 14, 2021. ANWAR AMRO / AFP Lebanese army columns are posted around the Tayyouneh crossroads, along the road that delimits the predominantly Christian district of Aïn El-Remmaneh from that of Chiyah, which is predominantly Shiite, in the heart … Read more

After fighting in Beirut: Fear of a new civil war in Lebanon

Status: 10/14/2021 9:41 pm At least six people were killed in violent firefights in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Confessional divides are opening again in the country. By Martin Durm, currently in Beirut Something was in the air. It was already evident in the morning that this march of the Shiite Hezbollah in front of the … Read more

In Lebanon, a demonstration against the judge investigating the explosion at the port of Beirut escalates

Explosions, gusts and vehicles set on fire … at least one person was killed and several others were injured during this rally organized by Hezbollah to denounce the role of the examining magistrate Tarek Bitar. MOHAMED AZAKIR / REUTERS Bursts of automatic weapons, explosions, vehicles set on fire, photos of the US ambassador burnt… Shots … Read more

Hundreds of Lebanese protest after Beirut port explosion investigation suspended

In front of the Beirut courthouse, during the demonstration on September 29, 2021 against the suspension of the investigation into the port explosion of August 4, 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP Hundreds of Lebanese, including relatives of the victims of the gigantic explosion at the port of Beirut in 2020, demonstrated on Wednesday, September 29, … Read more

One year after Beirut port explosion, Human Rights Watch accuses Lebanese authorities of “criminal negligence”

After the explosion in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020. HASSAN AMMAR / AP A year after the explosion of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut, the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on Tuesday August 3 in which it accuses the Lebanese authorities of “criminal negligence” … Read more