The nation’s only suicide prevention hotline, Embrace, is overwhelmed by calls from the anguished Lebanese population.
On the one year anniversary of the event in August this year, Hezbollah’s leader called the investigation ‘politicised’.
The new cabinet won the vote of confidence from the parliament during a session that was delayed due to a power outage, which underscores the multiple crises in the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic meltdown.
Najib Mikati says he is not worried about possible US sanctions "because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government."
Convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel crosses border from Syria into Lebanon, a delivery organised by Hezbollah group to ease crippling fuel shortages in the Arab country.
Government formation ends a 13-month vacuum that saw the Arab country slide deeper into one of the worst crises in its history.
Severe fuel shortages and power cuts have forced many hospitals in Lebanon to scale back operations. Some $4 million of the total is for water stations and facilities that serve more than two-thirds of the country’s population.
Lebanese leaders are wary of relying on Tehran to meet country's energy needs but have no other option.
A two-year-long financial meltdown has hit a crunch point this month as fuel shortages paralysed much of the country.
The cash-strapped country is now looking towards Iran to meet some of its energy needs.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting attended by the president, central bank governor and other officials over a fuel crisis that has paralysed basic services and triggered a scramble for fuel.
But the militant group's opponents have warned that the move can invite US sanctions on a country that's already reeling under an economic crisis.
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