Breaking: following two weeks of unyielding protests against misrule and corruption, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri tabled his resignation today.
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Lebanese protests continued for the seventh straight day on Wednesday, as thousands of people attended demonstrations in several cities across the country.
A Whatsapp tax sparked by protests in Lebanon last week. Government has enacted a plan to tackle grievances but HRW’s Lama Fakih argues they fall short.
Following a Whatsapp tax Lebanese pursued protests Friday over mismanagement of crisis and political corruption. They demand the fall of the Hariri regime.
Lebanese authorities have largely failed to comply with the country’s Right to Access to Information Law, and haven’t been implemented after its passage.
Transgender women in Lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch, Helem, and MOSAIC said in a report and video released today.
The world famous Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, has become the latest victim of Lebanon’s criminal defamation and insult laws.
Prominent rights group raised their voice against law discriminating Lebanese women married to foreigners and denying their children citizenship.
The recent mass execution of dozens of Saudi citizens has drawn wide criticism from rights groups and governments around the world.
The sentencing of Lebanese TV correspondent Adam Chamseddine to three months in jail for “insulting” a security agency in a Facebook post .