Lebanon’s vaccination campaign stumbles at launch

As politicians skip the line to receive their coronavirus vaccine, questions arise about the quantity of vaccine doses Lebanon has and will receive and if it’s enough to inoculate the local and refugee population.

Sarah Abdallah | Coronavirus | Feb 25, 2021
al-monitor Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan administers a dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to a member of the health care staff at the Rafik Hariri Hospital in the capital, Beirut, on Feb. 14, 2021, as the country began its inoculation campaign. Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images.

World Bank warns Lebanon after politicians, staff cut line for vaccine

Lebanese lawmakers have denied any wrongdoing, say underlying medical conditions were the reason for their early shots.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Feb 23, 2021

Oil spill reaches shores of Israel, Lebanon

An oil spill earlier this month is threatening the eastern Mediterranean, but many details on the incident are unknown.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021

Autopsy of slain Lebanese intellectual Lokman Slim shows no torture

Slim's wife said an independent autopsy was necessary and is also calling for an international investigation, as opposed to leaving it up to the Lebanese government.

Al-Monitor Staff | Courts and the law | Feb 9, 2021

Lebanese activist and Hezbollah critic Lukman Slim shot dead

Slim was shot while visiting southern Lebanon. The government has vowed an investigation amid speculation on Hezbollah's alleged involvement.

Al-Monitor Staff | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Feb 4, 2021