Lebanon to hold legislative elections on March 27

Lebanon’s parliament voted on Tuesday to hold legislative elections on March 27, giving Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government only a few months to try to secure an IMF recovery plan amid a deepening economic meltdown. Lebanon’s financial crisis, which the World Bank labelled one of the deepest depressions of modern history, had been compounded by… Read More Lebanon to hold legislative elections on March 27

Pope Francis to meet with Lebanon Christian leaders over nation’s crisis

Pope Francis, who has promised to visit Lebanon if fractious politicians agree on a new government, said on Sunday he would meet its Christian leaders to discuss the country’s worst crisis since its civil war that ended in 1990. He told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing that the meeting… Read More Pope Francis to meet with Lebanon Christian leaders over nation’s crisis

Lebanese leaders announce Mustapha Adib as new prime minister

Lebanese leaders named diplomat Mustapha Adib as the new prime minister on Monday, under pressure from French President Emmanuel Macron who will visit Beirut to press for reforms aimed at dragging the Middle East nation out of a financial abyss. With its economy devastated by a financial crisis, a swathe of Beirut in tatters following… Read More Lebanese leaders announce Mustapha Adib as new prime minister