How one family’s fundraising campaign will try to avoid Lebanon’s corruption

Shereene Idriss and her sisters couldn’t believe how much money their GoFundMe campaign for Beirut raised in the days after a massive explosion rocked the city, but they needed to navigate the country’s notoriously corrupt bureaucracy to get the donations to the people that needed it the most. Read more: https://wapo.st/3aiEakW. Subscribe to The Washington … Read more How one family’s fundraising campaign will try to avoid Lebanon’s corruption

Anti-gov’t protests resume in Mali after weeks-long pause

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports on the return of anti-Government protests in Mali, following a pause, during a deepening political crisis in the landlocked African nation. Despite regional mediation efforts, Mali’s political crisis is getting worse.Huge demonstrations continue against the government, demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resign, accusing him of failing to deal with the … Read more Anti-gov’t protests resume in Mali after weeks-long pause

Lebanon: vigil and protests mark one week since devastating Beirut blast

A third night of clashes between demonstrators and security forces broke out near the parliament building in Beirut, in which police used teargas and protesters threw stones and fireworks, in the wake of the devastating explosion that hit the city’s port a week ago. The Lebanese prime minister’s announcement a day before that the government … Read more Lebanon: vigil and protests mark one week since devastating Beirut blast

Lebanese PM quits: What’s next?

Lebanon’s premier Hassan Diab stepped down Monday amid fury within and outside his government over the deadly Beirut port blast he blamed on the incompetence and corruption of a decades-old ruling class. France 24 Nadia Massih tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Lebanese PM quits: What’s next?

Lebanon PM quits: “We are witnessing the end of an era”

Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on August 10 in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.” Nadim Houry, executive director of Arab Reform Initiative, was France 24 guest. “We are witnessing … Read more Lebanon PM quits: “We are witnessing the end of an era”

Lebanese PM Diab resigns after slamming “endemic corruption”

In a brief televised speech after three of his ministers resigned, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said that he is taking “a step back” so he can stand with the people “and fight the battle for change alongside them”. France 24 Leila Molana-Allen tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Lebanese PM Diab resigns after slamming “endemic corruption”

Lebanon: Tensions high in Beirut as Lebanese PM resigns

Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.” France 24 Leila Molana-Allen tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more Lebanon: Tensions high in Beirut as Lebanese PM resigns

Lebanese PM Diab announces government’s resignation over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is “bigger than the state.” Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Lebanese PM Diab announces government’s resignation over Beirut blast

Lebanon Premier Quits With Attack on Elite As The Beirut Blast Anger Builds

Lebanon’s prime minister confirmed the resignation of his government as an outraged public demanded accountability for last week’s explosion at Beirut’s port, the biggest peacetime catastrophe in the nation’s history. “The scope of this disaster is bigger than can be described,” Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a speech to a traumatized nation on Monday, … Read more Lebanon Premier Quits With Attack on Elite As The Beirut Blast Anger Builds

Lebanon’s government collapses following Beirut explosion, blaming “endemic corruption” – BBC News

The entire Lebanese government has stood down following last Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut. The prime minister said it was the result of endemic corruption which is “bigger than the state” itself. Angry protests have continued at the government’s handling of the crisis, as the country faces economic collapse and food shortages. Fiona Bruce presents … Read more Lebanon’s government collapses following Beirut explosion, blaming “endemic corruption” – BBC News

World Leaders Hold Lebanese Aid Conference as Protests Erupt

Global leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump will participate in a video conference on aid for Lebanon later Sunday as protests against the ruling class gather strength in the wake of the catastrophic explosion that destroyed parts of the capital Beirut. The talks are due to start at 2 p.m. in Paris. They’ll be hosted … Read more World Leaders Hold Lebanese Aid Conference as Protests Erupt

Lebanon government resigns after Beirut blast

Lebanon’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated the capital and stirred public outrage was the result of endemic corruption. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest … Read more Lebanon government resigns after Beirut blast

Lebanon’s entire government resigns amid anger over Beirut explosion

After days of mounting pressure Lebanon’s prime minister has announced his government’s resignation. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) It comes after the catastrophic explosion in Beirut port which killed more than 200 people and destroyed large swathes of the capital Beirut. Since then, there have been clashes with protesters taking to the streets to express their anger at … Read more Lebanon’s entire government resigns amid anger over Beirut explosion

‘May God protect Lebanon’: Lebanese PM announces government resignation after Beirut blast

Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab has announced the resignation of his government after a powerful Beirut port explosion sparked public uproar against the country’s leaders. Diab, in a televised speech, said the detonation of highly-explosive material warehoused at the port in the capital for the last seven years was ‘the result of endemic corruption’. Lebanese … Read more ‘May God protect Lebanon’: Lebanese PM announces government resignation after Beirut blast

Lebanon’s government steps down in wake of Beirut blast

Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night, less than a week after a massive explosion in Beirut killed more than 160 people and sparked days of violent protests. Prime Minister Hassan Diab addressed the nation, announcing his resignation and that of his government in the wake of the blast, which he called a “disaster beyond … Read more Lebanon’s government steps down in wake of Beirut blast