Lebanon’s new low, Libya’s migrant crackdown, and the UN’s Hancock hire: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. At least six people were shot dead in Beirut on 14 October, after gunshots rang out at a protest demanding the removal of a judge investigating last August’s port explosion. The violence appeared to be sectarian in nature, as the demonstration (which led to armed clashes) had been organised by two Shia Muslim groups – Hezbollah and the Amal movement – and the fighting took place in a stronghold of a Christian political party, the Lebanese Forces. Hezbollah accused the LF of firing the first shots, while the LF said it was the result of “uncontrolled weapons in Lebanon” (a reference to Hezbollah’s arsenal), and accused Hezbollah of using religious divisions to stop the port blast probe. Whoever started it, civilians were forced to flee their homes and duck for cover in nearby schools as gunmen fought it out in scenes reminiscent of Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war. It was yet another dark day for a country that is in such dire economic straits that its two main power plants recently ran out of fuel, leaving Lebanon without state-generated electricity for 24 hours.
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Lebanon on edge after deadly sectarian flare-up

BEIRUT, Oct 16 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Lebanon prepared to bury the victims of its deadliest sectarian unrest in years after gunfire gripped central Beirut for hours and revived the ghosts of the civil war. Six people were killed and dozens wounded Thursday when violence erupted following a rally by Shiite protesters...

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Beirut (IP) - People in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, hold a funeral ceremony for Thursday armed attack victims in the day of mourning across Lebanon on Friday after the death toll from the Tayouneh ambush attack reached seven. Iran Press/ Middle East: Lebanon is observing a national day of mourning...

Day of mourning in Lebanon after bloodshed

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has announced a day of mourning for Friday, a day after deadly fighting erupted in Beirut. At least six people were killed and 32 others injured when gunfire broke out in the Lebanese capital. It began during a protest by the Shia Muslim groups Hezbollah...

Lebanon on edge after deadly sectarian flare-up

BEIRUT, Oct 15, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - Lebanon prepared to bury the victims of. its deadliest sectarian unrest in years Friday after gunfire gripped central. Beirut for hours and revived the ghosts of the civil war. Six people were killed and dozens wounded Thursday when violence erupted. following a rally by...

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