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Rear View – Lebanon in review (15 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (15 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4545" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]10 NOV: Govt Offers Poor Families $50 to Abide by Lockdown The government’s Higher Defense Council announced a new national lockdown from 14-30 November in an effort to contain the growing spread of the Coronavirus, with the exception of some health...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (8 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (8 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4531" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]2 NOV: Blom Bank Makes HUGE Profits while Depositors’ Money Remains Blocked With depositors still blocked from accessing their money in banks, Blom Bank’s financial statement, tweeted by economic journalist Omar Tamo, revealed that the bank made a net profit in...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (1 November 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (1 November 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4491" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]26 OCT: State Council Reinforces Kafala System  After calls to end the Kafala System, a set of laws, policies and customs under which migrant domestic workers in Lebanon work under, the law was amended to allow workers to end their contracts...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (25 October 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (25 October 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4478" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]19 Oct: Journalist Interrogated after Slandering President Journalist Riad Kobaissi underwent interrogation by President Aoun’s Criminal Investigation Department after accusing the President of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince accused of smuggling the banned amphetamine, Captagon, through Lebanon. Kobaissi had...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (18 October 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (18 October 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4470" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Oct 12 – 169 Towns shut down, as well as all bars and nightclubs The Ministry of Interior issued a decision to shut down 169 towns, villages, and neighborhoods starting from Monday 12th till Monday 19th of October after being flagged...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (11 October 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (11 October 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4397" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]4 OCT - Families of Blast Victims Demand Investigation Findings Two months after the port explosion, the families of the explosion’s victims gathered along with activists at the Statue of the Immigrant overlooking the port. They demanded the results of the...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (4 October 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (4 October 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4328" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]29 SEPT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hezbollah of having secret arms depots hidden in a residential neighbourhood of Beirut, in a speech to the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu showed maps and coordinates of the locations. "Here's where the next...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (27 September 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (27 September 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4279" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]21 SEPT - Division of the “sovereign” ministries to be open to all parties. President Michel Aoun proposes canceling the division of the “sovereign” ministries among sects and making them open to all parties. In his speech, Aoun tried to absolve himself...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (20 September 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (20 September 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4154" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]15 Sept NO NEW GOVT AS POLITICAL ELITE BLOCK REFORM  Political leaders squabbled over which party would get what ministerial post last week, preventing new PM Mustapha Adib from being able to name a new Government. It resulted in a failure to meet...

Rear View – Lebanon in review (13 September 2020)

Rear View – Lebanon in review (13 September 2020)

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="4147" img_size="large" alignment="center"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]7 Sept: Hezbollah & Hamas Leaders meet to discuss Israel-Arab ties The leaders of the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups, Hezbollah’s Sayed Hassan Nasrallah and the Palestinian resistance leader, Ismail Haniya, held emergency talks to discuss the surprise decision by the...