The Illusion of Breaking News in Lebanon

Lebanon is bombarded with news on a daily basis. And, with the recent changes in how we consume information, this flow resembles a whirlwind in the middle of a desert. Each news item seems to be of the utmost importance. All Lebanese screens and apps are news-driven

Hezbollah’s Inability to Remove a Judge Has Lebanon in a Standstill

For weeks now, Lebanon’s cabinet has failed to meet, showing once again how politics remains far more important to the country’s leaders than urgent economic revitalisation. The principal reason for this is that Hezbollah and its main Shiite ally, the Amal movement, have boycotted cabinet sessions since October 12. They are demanding the removal of Tarek Bitar, the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion on August 4 last year.