Macron warns leader’s death not end of ISIS group

French President Emmanuel Macron has gone on Twitter to warn that the death of Islamic State group founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a knock for the extremist organization, but not its end. Macron said Sunday the U.S. raid that killed the leader who sought to establish a new Islamic “caliphate” across Syria and […]

Lebanon uprising day 10: Shots fired in Tripoli as army clashes with protesters

Several people have been wounded in clashes with the army near the northern city of Tripoli on the 10th day of largely peaceful anti-government protests in Lebanon. Video from Tripoli’s Beddawi area posted on social media on Saturday appeared to show protesters standing in a street about 100 metres from soldiers as shots ring out, […]

Hezbollah chief rejects calls for Lebanese govt to resign, warns of ‘chaos and civil war ’

Tensions rattled Lebanon’s nine-day protest movement Friday, with a powerful Shiite leader seeking to diffuse them by calling his supporters away from the street. The demonstrators — who have thronged towns and cities across Lebanon — have been demanding the removal of the entire political class, accusing many across different parties of systematic corruption. In […]

Lebanon ‘sectarian system has entrenched’ the country, students tells FRANCE 24

Lebanese students have joined the general strike as hundreds of thousands step up their five-day protest against the government, to root out systemic corruption. But the young want to end Lebanon’s sectarian politics, FRANCE 24’s reporters say. FRANCE 24’s Nadia Massih, Zohra Ben Miloud and Mohamed Salem spent the day with members of the secular […]

‘All of them means all of them’: Lebanon’s protesters call for revolution

Protesters in Lebanon are targeting corruption and sectarianism, report Richard Hall and Hannah Abdel-Massih in Beirut  The mass protests that have swept Lebanon in the past week began as a spontaneous outburst of rage. But in the space of a few short days, they have transformed the country. For the first time, the sectarian political order […]

Mass nationwide protests continued in Lebanon. Over a million in Beirut alone tell leaders to go

Mass nationwide protests continued in Lebanon for a fourth day on Sunday, as local media reported more than a quarter of the Lebanese population had gone to the streets to join the movement, calling for the downfall of the government. Mass nationwide protests continued in Lebanon for a fourth day on Sunday, as local media […]

Lebanon is burning. Appealing for help after wildfires burned swathes of the country’s forest

Wildfires that have swept across Lebanon since Monday have burned swathes of the country’s forest and killed at least one person, prompting Beirut to deploy water cannon and call on its neighbors for help. The cause of the flames, which has spread from woods south of Beirut up to pine forests in the north, remains […]

Lebanese dance group Mayyas stun ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ audience

The winners of 2019’s “Arab’s Got Talent” competition once again wowed TV audiences at “Britain’s Got Talent” with their superb synchronized moves during the third round of auditions this week. The Lebanese dancers are a group of 31 all-female performers aged 13 to 25. “The fact that we are female is something big, especially that […]