The government of Saudi Arabia have expelled the Lebanese ambassador to their country, following comments made by a Lebanese politician on Saudi Arabia’s role in the war in Yemen. Ambassador Fawzi Kabbara was given 48 hours to leave the country, following backlash to comments by Lebanon’s Information Minister, George Kordahi. Mr Kordahi caused controversy when he argued the war in Yemen was “pointless and should stop”
On Thursday, a rally in Beirut fell into violence as gunmen opened fire upon the protestors. The rally, organised by Hezbollah and Amal movements among others, was heading for the Beirut Palace of Justice when snipers began to fire
President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Aritz Rodríguez, heralds the approaching 75th anniversary of this unique internationalist movement that now rallies in support of Lebanon.
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.