In Ba‘lbek-Hermel, there was support for the Lebanese uprising until the main Shi‘a parties gained the upper hand.
The response to Lebanon’s protest movement in Zahleh showed sympathy, but within a conservative framework.
Protest actions in Sidon since October 2019 have continued, despite multiple efforts to repress them.
As Lebanon continues to flatten the coronavirus curve and as the country opens up again, the protest movement is largely expected to make a comeback, with protestors again voicing demands for an independent judiciary, accountability, early parliamentary elections, and financial reform—among others.
Constitutional amendments would allow Algiers to participate in peacekeeping operations and send army units abroad.
Lebanon is in the midst of an economic free fall, the degree to which is jaw dropping.
The Lebanese armed forces’ Covid-19 response has been a success, but potential problems remain.
Lebanon’s politicians know they must save their country from an implosion in order to save themselves.
Lebanon’s economy was collapsing, until the coronavirus lockdown made matters even worse.
While countries worldwide have announced lockdowns to block the coronavirus, North African governments are using the opportunity to further quell freedom of expression and advance their agendas. Will civil society stand their ground?