Lebanon is a state in western Asia; its capital is Beirut. It has significant cultural influence. Lebanon’s economy is based on tourism and banking. This was dramatically affected, however, by instability in the Arab world.
Millions hungry… no fuel or electricity… worthless currency… I witnessed all of this in Lebanon and Syria. And the greatest tragedy is this needless suffering is caused by the West’s desire to introduce ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’.
The Lebanese government has said it will receive $1.135 billion in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights as the newly formed government tries to tackle the worst economic collapse in decades.
The Lebanese parliament has stated that the judge investigating the blast at the Port of Beirut last year overstepped his power by issuing caretaker PM Hassan Diab a subpoena after he failed to turn up for the inquiry.
A Lebanese judge has issued a subpoena demanding the appearance of the country’s caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab, after he refused to appear before an inquiry into the devastating 2020 Beirut port explosion.
The Iranian government has spoken of its willingness to send more fuel to economically crippled Lebanon, saying Tehran cannot bear to see the Lebanese people suffer amid power outages and ongoing political deadlock.