Lebanon

Lebanon on Coronavirus Lockdown as Iraqis Prepare for Curfew

BEIRUT — Lebanon went into lockdown and Iraqis prepared for a curfew Monday as part of regional efforts to contain the new coronavirus even as businesses remained open in Iran, which is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East and where another senior official has died from the virus.

A Lebanese man, wearing facial gas mask as part of health safety measures related to the spread of COVID-19, walks past a graffiti in the northern port city of Tripoli, on March 16, 2020 - Lebanon, on March 15, urged people to stay at home for two weeks and prepared …

Naftali Bennett: Israel, U.S. Working to Prevent Iranian Corridor

TEL AVIV – Israel and the U.S. will work together to combat Iranian terror in the Middle East, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said following a trip to the U.S., with the task being divvied up so that Jerusalem will work to curb Iran’s entrenchment in Syria while Washington will combat the Islamic Republic’s presence in Iraq.

Israel's Defence Minister Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have both sought to win over settlers ahead of another possible snap election

Weekend Riots in Lebanon Leave Hundreds Injured

Protests in Lebanon turned violent again over the weekend, with over 400 injuries reported. There were several claims of security forces using live ammunition against protesters in addition to water cannons and tear gas.

Lebanese protesters take cover as riot police spray them with water from behind a barricaded road leading to parliament in central Beirut on January 19, 2020 amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations. - Lebanese anti-riot police fired rubber bullets and water cannons at stone-throwing demonstrators in the Lebanese capital today, as hundreds …