Inspired by the protests in the region, young Lebanese are calling for a revolt against the country's confessional system. To this end, a campaign has been launched calling on people to take to the streets to change the current political system that apportions governmental positions according to religious affiliation and not merit.
After years marked by concessions and failed attempts at reaching a compromise with the Hezbollah-led coalition, the March 14 movement showed signs of rejuvenation by attempting to go back to its popular roots and original message.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a two-day hearing on the developments in Lebanon and Egypt, amid calls by House Representatives, both Democrats and Republicans, to reconsider US aid to Lebanon. U.S. lawmakers and experts agreed that if a new pro-Hezbollah government is formed, aid will not be lifted - but will undergo careful re-examination to ensure the U.S.
Despite the political turmoil Lebanon is facing, analysts are confident that its economy will likely survive the crisis, even under a Hezbollah-backed government. Following the collapse of the cabinet headed by Saad Hariri last mont
The recent uprising in Egypt has split the Lebanese into sympathizers and critics of the current Egyptian regime. While some are backing the protesters, others have been more conservative in their stances, reluctant to withdraw their support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The champions of the revolution include Hezbollah and its allies.
While the world's eyes are turned to Egypt, many in Lebanon are reminded of their 2005 revolt against foreign hegemony. Today, as they the Lebanese prepare for the sixth anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Syria and Hezbollah have instated their preferred candidate for Lebanon's premiership and invited the rest of the Lebanese factions to join.
The United States Treasury Department is targeting a Lebanon-based drug trafficking and money laundering network.
Like several other Middle Eastern countries, Lebanon had its own "Day of Anger" this week after Lebanese President Michel Suleiman officially named Hezbollah's candidate Najib Mikati as the new Prime Minister.
After waiting nearly six years, the Lebanese are on the verge of finally knowing who the suspected assassins of their former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri are. On Monday, the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Daniel Bellemare sent a draft indictment to the STL p