Arab Digest · Digital deception in the Middle East
An IMF bailout may not be enough to save Lebanon from a catastrophic economic collapse.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
With a US$1.2bn Eurobond payment coming due 7 March, Lebanon faces stark choices and little room to manoeuvre.
Popular protest in Lebanon turns violent as anger grows with the failure of the government and the financial sector to resolve a worsening crisis.
As the impasse in government drags on and the economic crisis deepens, street protests aimed at ending the sectarian political structure of the country continue.
As authorities struggle to contain protest in countries across MENA, demonstrators are showing that they have learned from the failures of the Arab Spring
Prolonged and very large protests against corruption in Lebanon, accusing all parts of the multi-sectarian elite.
Some Arab regimes have continued to develop their relations with Israel despite the latter’s conduct towards the Palestinians. But there’s a limit to how far they will go.