The Lebanese government has resigned amid growing public anger following a devastating explosion in Beirut on 4 August that killed at least people and injured about 5, others. The blast came at a difficult time for Lebanon, which is not only trying to curb the spread of the coronavirus but is also mired in an unprecedented economic crisis. The economic situation has pushed tens of thousands people into poverty and triggered large anti-government protests. Announcing the move on Monday, outgoing Prime Minister Hassan Diab said his government was taking "a step back Discontent in Lebanon has been brewing for years. In late , a plan to tax Whatsapp calls spilled over into mass protests against economic turmoil and corruption, which eventually led to the then government's resignation.
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The case went to trial in a country far from the crime scene with none of the accused in custody. It cost hundreds of millions of dollars to prosecute and employed armies of investigators, researchers and lawyers. For a huge suicide car bomb attack in Beirut in that rattled the Middle East and killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others, a United Nations-backed tribunal in the Netherlands acquitted three defendants for lack of evidence. The fourth man, Salim Ayyash, was convicted of participating in a conspiracy to carry out the bombing. But if he is ever apprehended, the court will have to try him all over again since he was tried in absentia. Hariri, it said it lacked direct evidence implicating them in the crime. It is unlikely that Mr.
Lebanon Tribunal postpones verdict in Hariri case to August 18
Religion in Lebanon est. Religion in Lebanon  . Lebanon is an eastern Mediterranean country that is composed of mostly Muslims and Christians. The Druze are about 5. Lebanon thus differs from other Middle East countries where Muslims are the overwhelming majority and more resembles Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania , both in Southeastern Europe , in having a diverse mix of Muslims and Christians that each make up approximately half the country's population.
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Lebanon , including population density , education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. Because the matter of religious balance is a sensitive political issue, a national census has not been conducted since , before the founding of the modern Lebanese state. Consequently, there is an absence of accurate data on the relative percentages of the population of the major religions and groups. The only recent post-war statistics available are estimates based on studies made by private organizations.