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Lebanon protests rage as currency plunges

Protesters set fire to tires and waste containers to cut major roads throughout Lebanon.

Al-Monitor Staff | Banking and Finance | juin 25, 2020
al-monitor Lebanese anti-government protesters carry a large national flag during a demonstration near the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, on June 25, 2020. Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images.

US protests inspire activists across Middle East

In Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Tunisia protesters take up calls for reform in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Week in Review | Human rights | juin 19, 2020

Lebanon’s central bank to inject dollars as currency crashes

The Lebanese pound trades at roughly 6,000 to the US dollar on the black market; Lebanese officials take action to try to get the parallel market under 4,000 to the dollar.

Al-Monitor Staff | Banking and Finance | juin 12, 2020

Protests erupt across Lebanon as government scrambles to rein in crumbling currency

Following the sectarian protests that took place a few days ago, Lebanon's crumbling currency united the Lebanese in a cross-sectarian protests in various Lebanese cities.

Michal Kranz | Economy and trade | juin 12, 2020

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in first such incident for new PM

The rocket reportedly landed near the US Embassy and caused little damage.

Adam Lucente | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | mai 19, 2020