An anti-government protester holds an Arabic sign that reads: ‘Our money is not yours. Return our stolen money,’ during a protest in Beirut on Saturday. Associated Press
Tunisia, the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, and Lebanon, a quasi-democracy where a political revolt was launched in October 2019, now face economic protests driven by coronavirus restrictions.
Few countries would like to face the conditions Lebanon is facing at the moment. It is a nation virtually under siege, bearing the brunt of economic and, due to the pandemic, health woes. It has been battered by economic ruin, suffering from a dire
Acrimonious European Union talks over an unprecedented $2.1 trillion (1.85 trillion euro) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund entered a third day on Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s journey to China has achieved far more than deepening close relations between Damascus and Beijing. Having been ostracised and isolated during his country’s civil and proxy wars, Assad began his visit in Hangzhou where he — along with the leaders of South Korea,
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