President of Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth: “As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning”

Following the devastating Beirut explosion, Robin Talbot and Ewan Simpson speak to Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth president Adnan Al-Mokdad about his organisation’s response and the fast-moving political situation in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s government resigns amid mass protests

Lebanon’s political crisis deepened after Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Monday (10 August 2020) on national television that the whole cabinet had resigned, despite President Michel Aoun asking them to stay on as caretakers until a new government is formed.