2019–20 Lebanese protests
The Lebanese government passes a series of economic measures, such as slashing government wages and extending financial aid to poor families, in an attempt to placate protestors.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
The Lebanese government votes 49–13, with eight abstentions and the rest boycotting, to pass the government budget in the midst of escalating protests. The budget projects a deficit of six percent, with no new taxes and most of the cuts going to the state utility company Électricité du Liban. Economists criticize the bill for failing to address the issues that caused the protests.
Lebanon forms a new government with former American University of Beirut professor Hassan Diab as its Prime Minister, ending a three-month deadlock. Protestors subsequently march on Parliament to protest the new government.
Days after Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned, both France and Hezbollah call for quick formation of a new government, saying that reforms are needed to deal with Lebanon's economic crisis.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits his resignation to President Michel Aoun.
Hundreds of protestors march across Lebanon over the government's proposal to tax numerous goods, such as tobacco and WhatsApp calls. Police respond by firing tear gas on those in Beirut.
A gunman kills four security officers and injures two before blowing himself up in Tripoli, Lebanon.
A suicide bomber attacks the Lebanese village of Qaa near the Syrian border, with at least six people dead and 13 people injured.
Saudi Arabia grants Lebanon US$1 billion to help the country in its conflict with self-declared jihadist fighters on the border with Syria.
Iran answers Lebanon's call to help fund the Lebanese Army after the United States threatened to cut off funds following the 2010 Adaisseh incident.[http:--www.almanar.com.lb-newssite-NewsDetails.aspx?id=152077&language=en]date=July 2019
CNN's veteran Middle East editor Octavia Nasr writes on Twitter that she "respected" the recently deceased Lebanese Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. The comment is deleted from Twitter and Nasr is promptly sacked by CNN.