As the coronavirus lockdown continues, charity may not be enough to save Hezbollah’s tarnished reputation among Lebanese Shia or to stem the increasing numbers of those infected with the virus. But the Lebanese are no strangers to staying at home.
Recent history is littered with accidental wars. If war breaks out between Israel and Hezbollah, Iran could join the fray, with catastrophic consequences.
Despite Lebanon’s presidential deadlock having been resolved with the election of Michel Aoun, there’s little sign of respite from political stalemate for the country’s citizens writes Sahar Ghoussoub.
At the ripe old age of 81, Michel Aoun has finally achieved his dream of leading Lebanon as president. But he’s had to abandon his values to get there.