Ongoing civil strikes further cripple everyday life in Lebanon | Business and Economy News

Ongoing civil strikes further cripple everyday life in Lebanon |  Business and Economy News

Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s seemingly terminal dysfunction is now compounded by open-ended strikes at most government offices, as salaries are no longer sufficient for employees to get to work, let alone support themselves or their families. The International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Beirut office estimates that nearly 100 percent of civilian employees are now engaged in … Read more

Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah bloc loses parliamentary majority | News

Lebanon's pro-Hezbollah bloc loses parliamentary majority |  News

Beirut, Lebanon – Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies have lost their majority in Lebanon’s parliament after the country’s general election results were announced. The Shia party’s allies suffered losses across the country, according to results released by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday. The pro-Hezbollah bloc secured 58 seats, fewer than the 65 seats needed to … Read more

Lebanon election: Major changes not expected as voting concludes | Election News

Lebanon election: Major changes not expected as voting concludes |  Election News

Beirut, Lebanon – Voters in Lebanon crowded into polling stations with no electricity and little stationery, but what the voting centers lacked in amenities was made up for by a sense of hope. “I hope for some change for my children,” Zeina Tabsh said after voting in Beirut on Sunday. “I don’t want to have … Read more