Hundreds of people in Beirut have taken to the streets to protest deteriorating economic conditions and the high cost of living, which prompted the central bank to issue a new measure aimed at easing the currency crisis.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met in Cairo to discuss ways to enhance economic and strategic relations, as well as a unified Arab position toward the regional developments.
Civilians and traders in northern Syria hope that commercial activities will resume now that the Abu al-Zandeen crossing is open, linking regime-controlled Aleppo City to the Turkish-backed Opposition areas for the first time.
The newly formed Lebanese Government has recently set the policy objectives of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government. Amongst the main objectives that they highlighted was the need for strict economic reforms in Lebanon, in order to bring down the debt-to-GDP ratio.
Many children in the city of Baquba in Diyala province in Iraq are not able to celebrate Eid due to economic conditions. These kids are working all day in the streets in order to make simple wages that they use to help their parents.
Before the May 6 vote, leaders from across the deeply divided political establishment sounded the alarm about the state’s finances and economy. Lebanon is the world’s third-most indebted nation with a debt-to-GDP ratio of more than 150 percent