“In the hyper fragility of Lebanon, eruptions of violence are unfortunately foreseeable”

Fabrizio Carboni, the ICRC’s Middle East director, at a press conference in Sana’a, Yemen, in December 2018. MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP Fabrizio Carboni, director for the Middle East of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), completed a visit to Beirut on Friday October 15. In an interview with The world, he is alarmed … Read more

In Lebanon, Hezbollah warns Lebanese Forces against escalating violence

A Hezbollah man fires in the air during the funeral of members of the Shiite movement who were killed during the demonstration on October 14, held outside the Beirut courthouse, to demand the dismissal of the judge in charge of the investigation into the devastating explosion at the port in August 2020. IBRAHIM AMRO / … Read more

In Lebanon, Hezbollah warns Lebanese Forces against escalating violence

A Hezbollah man fires in the air during the funeral of members of the Shiite movement who were killed during the demonstration on October 14, held outside the Beirut courthouse, to demand the dismissal of the judge in charge of the investigation into the devastating explosion at the port in August 2020. IBRAHIM AMRO / … Read more

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

In Lebanon, partial return of electricity after a total blackout

The headquarters of the national company Electricité du Liban was damaged in the explosion at the port of Beirut in August 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP The electricity network in Lebanon was partially put back into service on Sunday October 10 after a total blackout the day before, the production of electricity having been made … Read more

In Lebanon, partial return of electricity after a total blackout

The headquarters of the national company Electricité du Liban was damaged in the explosion at the port of Beirut in August 2020. ANWAR AMRO / AFP The electricity network in Lebanon was partially put back into service on Sunday October 10 after a total blackout the day before, the production of electricity having been made … Read more

Economic crisis in Lebanon: power supply collapses – economy

The economic crisis in Lebanon is getting worse! Now even the power supply from state providers has completely collapsed. The two largest power plants still running had ceased operations on Friday and Saturday due to a lack of fuel, the state electricity authority EDL announced. The power outage is expected to last several days, said … Read more

Lebanon deprived of electricity due to lack of fuel to power plants

Electric cables in the city of Tire, in southern Lebanon. AZIZ TAHER / REUTERS Lebanon no longer has electricity from its power plants due to fuel shortages which have led it to close its two main production sites, a Lebanese official told Reuters on Saturday (October 9th), adding that he was “Unlikely that he can … Read more