‘Nothing has changed’ says Lebanon film director Mansour on post-pandemic world | AFP

Prize-winning Lebanese documentary filmmaker Carol Mansour fears the world has learnt nothing from the coronavirus shock and will go back to square one or worse when normal life returns. This video is part of an AFP series of interviews, ‘The World Redrawn’, discussing life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Angry Lebanese protesters set fire to shops in Beirut | AFP

Angry protesters set fire to shops in Beirut a few hours after Lebanon’s government pledged to inject dollars into the market amid demonstration triggered by the currency plumbing new black market lows and the worst recession in decades. IMAGES

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Protesters and soldiers clash as Lebanese pound sinks | AFP

Anti-government protests have flared up after the Lebanese pound sank to a record low on the black market despite authorities’ attempts to halt the plunge of the country’s currency.

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Lebanese from across country gather in memory of slain protester | AFP

Protesters from across Lebanon gather for a demonstration outside the home of killed protester Fawwaz al-Samman, who died after he was shot during riots in late April, in the northern port city of Tripoli. Lebanon is in the thick of its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. A lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic has only added to the heavily indebted country’s economic woes, which include soaring inflation, a liquidity crunch, plummeting currency and a first sovereign debt default.

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Violent night clashes erupt in Lebanon’s Tripoli as economy crumbles | AFP

Violent night clashes erupt between Lebanese soldiers and protesters in the northen city of Tripoli as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energised a months-old anti-government movement despite a coronavirus lockdown. IMAGES

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Tripoli: protesters hurl rocks, soldiers shoot rubber bullets | AFP

Lebanese protesters confront soldiers for a second day in the city of Tripoli as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energises a months-old anti-government movement despite a coronavirus lockdown.

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Lebanese protesters back on streets as economic woes deepen | AFP

Hundreds of Lebanese protesters in Beirut clash with security forces at night and shut down streets as anger over a spiralling economic crisis revives a months-old anti-government protest, despite a coronavirus lockdown. Earlier in the day, protesters chant in front of security forces, but clashes ensued as protesters move towards Lebanon’s Central Bank in the evening.

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Flares launched by Israeli army light up Lebanon border | AFP

The night sky of the southern Lebanese town of Marjayoun lights up as the Israeli army launches flares, days after an Israeli drone targeted a car of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement just inside Syria near the border with Lebanon.

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Lebanese applaud coronavirus-battling health workers from balconies | AFP

Cheering erupts from balconies and windows in Beirut as residents stand in solidarity with healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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Flying roses: Drone fetes Lebanon mothers despite coronavirus | AFP

Operating the drone down in the street, 18-year-old Christopher Ibrahim delivers roses to women on Mother’s Day in the Lebanese coastal city of Jounieh under lockdown over the novel coronavirus.

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Panic-buying reaches Lebanon | AFP

Lebanese shoppers rush to supermarkets to stock up on groceries and cleaning products after authorities announced the nation’s second death from the coronavirus pandemic in two days.

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Lebanese take to the streets to protest against the government, wearing protection masks | AFP

Lebanese demonstrators take to the streets to protest against the government, marching towards the Ministry of Finance and Parliament. Many wore protective masks after Lebanon confirmed a third coronavirus case.

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Lebanese protest ahead of confidence vote on new government | AFP

Lebanese demonstrators defy water cannon and tear gas as they protest ahead of a confidence vote by lawmakers over a new government. The country has been rocked by protests since October 17. IMAGES

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Dozens in Lebanon protest Trump’s Middle East plan | AFP

Dozens protest near the US embassy in Lebanon against US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan. The demonstrators, both Palestinian refugees and Lebanese, chanted slogans and flew flags as security forces blocked off a road to the diplomatic compound.

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George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 32

Joining us on the show today is Chris Hedges – journalist, writer & activist to talk about the latest on Trump’s impeachment and US election. Author and Lebanese academic Dr Jamal Wakim will discuss with George Lebanese protests. Global affairs analyst, journalist, TV and radio broadcaster Patrick Henningsen will tell us about OPCW Douma Leaks. And Chris Williamson – Former MP for Derby North will let us know his predictions for UK Labour leadership election. Get your calls and tweets in now!

Lebanese security forces use water cannon to disperse protesters in Beirut | AFP

Lebanese security forces use a water cannon to try to disperse anti-government protesters gathered near government headquarters at the Grand Serail, in downtown Beirut, to mark 100 days of anti-government demonstrations and denounce a new cabinet line-up. IMAGES

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Renewed night clashes break out outside Lebanese parliament | AFP

Renewed night clashes break out near the Lebanese parliament in downtown Beirut between protesters hurling stones and fire crackers and police firing water canons and tear gas canisters. IMAGES

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