From Democracy Digest:
Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country’s tenacious protest movement hasn’t seemed to lose momentum. As the country’s security forces are now accused of using excessive violence against demonstrators, including the misuse of tear gas and rubber bullets, FRANCE 24 (above) took an inside look at their increasingly tough tactics.
Lebanon’s new administration has already been dubbed a ‘Halloween’ government because the extent to which it draws the country closer to Iran is spooky, George Washington University adjunct professor Firas Maksad writes for Foreign Policy. @FirasMaksad
Influential members of the European Parliament said Wednesday that they would support a U.S. effort to persuade the EU to ban Hezbollah (right) as a terrorist group, a day after the organization solidified a major role in Lebanon’s newly formed government, Politico adds (HT:FDD).
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