lebanon News of 11/20/19
‘This Revolution Has Raised The Bar.’ How Lebanon’S Protests Have Created A Surprising Space For LGBT Rights
Through an expanse of red, white and green Lebanese flags in downtown Beirut on a Saturday night, a young woman’s voice emerges from a megaphone, leading chants against sectarianism and corruption in a spontaneous rally. Such protests have ...
Competing Protests In Lebanon Bring Thousands On To The Streets
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of people held competing rallies in Lebanon Sunday, including thousands who flocked to the presidential palace in support of the country’s president and others who gathered in downtown Beirut as part of ...
Lebanon’S Saad Hariri Has Resigned. But Protesters Still Aren’T Content
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned Tuesday, after 13 consecutive days of anti-government protests across the country. Hariri said he had “reached a dead end,” after protesters rejected a package of reforms he introduced ...
Lebanon’S Prime Minister Saad Hariri Resigns Amid ‘Dead End’ In Resolving Anti-Government Protests
(BEIRUT) — Lebanon’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, ...
Protests In Lebanon Are Entering Their Sixth Day. See How The Extraordinary Revolt Is Unfolding
High, cement blast walls surrounding the United Nations offices in central Beirut are covered with anti-government graffiti. “Down with the rule of the mafia,” is spray-painted next to the word “revolution.” The names of every ...
Another US Visa Holder Was Denied Entry Over Someone Else’S Messages
It has been one week since U.S. border officials denied entry to a 17-year-old Harvard freshman just days before classes were set to begin. Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student living in Lebanon, had his student visa canceled and was put on a ...
Israel Is Escalating Its Shadow War With Iran. Here’S What To Know
The protracted shadow war between Israel and Iran has spilled beyond the borders of Syria following a series of attacks in Iraq and Lebanon blamed on Israel, and threats of Hezbollah retaliation that reporters in Israel and Lebanon say has prompted ...
Telegram’S Crypto Tokens Are (Kind Of) Going On Sale To The Public For The First Time
Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are a lot of catches. The messaging company, ...
Google Has Quietly Added DuckDuckGo As A Search Engine Option For Chrome Users In ~60 Markets
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick ...
Lebanon Announces The Formation Of A New Government After 9-Month Deadlock
(BEIRUT) — Lebanese political factions have agreed on the formation of a new government, breaking a nine-month deadlock that only deepened the country’ economic woes. Rival political groups have been locked in disagreement over the ...