As Lebanon sinks lower into financial ruin, foreign banks are cutting ties with the Central Bank, making it difficult for the country to purchase goods and transfer payments from abroad.
Production of up to 10,000 vehicles is hoped to start later this year in Lebanon, with cars to hit the market in a year's time, said Mohammad, the director of Lebanon-based firm EV Electra.
According to health ministry figures, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lebanon has recorded nearly 200,000 cases including 1,537 deaths. A total of 21 people died on Wednesday.
Lebanon is gasping for breath. That appears to be the feeling among many residents in the country. However, the ruling regime appears to be keen on rectifying its sullied image, dogged by reports on maladministration and malversation. Lebanese authorities tightened a
Tens of thousands of Lebanese have taken to the streets across Lebanon to vent their anger against the country’s economic and political crisis. They have adopted the slogan of the 2011 Egyptian
Rampant corruption has also eroded the country's infrastructure and basic services.
Lebanon’s cabinet will convene on Monday at the Baabda palace, the National News Agency said as protests grip the country in the biggest show of dissent against the ruling elite in decades.
A video of a popular children's song in Lebanon has gone viral on social media after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit number to calm a toddler caught in the midst of noisy demonstrations. The boy has watched the full performance wide-eyed.
In the capital Beirut, dozens gathered in front of the education ministry, brandishing Lebanese flags and chanting slogans demanding the removal of a political class seen as incompetent and corrupt.