The trends in Lebanese elections held on Sunday have thrown up an interesting outcome. The Hezbollah, the influential Shia formation in Lebanese politics, has lost its majority, which it had gained in the 2018 election. This should not come as a surprise
Sri Lanka’s former Prime Minister Ranil Wikremsinghe has been appointed as the new PM amid the economic crisis. So people look hopeful now. They could see something bright coming up soon. He has served the country four times earlier as head of
Running out of petrol, medicines and foreign reserves, once-booming Sri Lanka is in a mess. And the measures needed to pull its economy out of the unparalleled crisis are likely to bring even more pain. The dire assessment by new Prime Minister
Lebanese greeted the May15th parliamentary election results with “a little satisfaction and a little sadness,” a veteran observer of the scene stated. Lebanese traditionalists were satisfied that the competing core blocks retained their strength but saddened
Ranil Wickremesinghe, a political veteran who has been prime minister of the island nation five times before, faces the daunting task of leading his country through its worst economic crisis since independence.
It was the moment when two brothers who had dominated Sri Lanka’s politics for nearly 20 years finally went their separate ways.
“Doing well by doing good,” has become the motto of Souk El-Tayeb and Beit El-Baraka, two recently founded multi-purpose operations among scores of non-governmental organisations doing jobs Lebanon’s dysfunctional state should be performing.
Lebanon has been suffering from a series of crises, starting with the ammonium nitrate explosion near the airport, which killed 218 people, 7,000 injured, 300,000 people homeless, $15 billion worth of property damaged in August 2020. This had led to protests and an economic meltdown, no prime minister