Sali Hafiz said she stormed the bank to help pay for her sister’s cancer treatment. It’s the latest incident of people holding up banks to withdraw their savings in crisis-hit Lebanon.
Faced with huge medical bills for his sick family, Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein held up a bank to withdraw his own savings, and walked free. He speaks to VICE World News about becoming an unlikely public hero.
Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein was hailed by some in Lebanon despite taking bank workers hostage during a 6-hour siege, indicating the scale of the country's total financial meltdown.
The silos collapsed as people were due to commemorate victims on the two-year anniversary of the blast.
Lebanese photographer Anthony Saroufim pays tribute to the once-legendary venues damaged by the 2020 port explosion.
A crowd headed to protest against the leading investigator into the Beirut port explosion came under fire by gunmen, with at least 6 deaths and 30 injuries reported.
14 months after they absorbed much of a devastating explosion at Beirut’s port, little work has been done to secure buildings that have become a monument to Lebanon’s descent into the abyss.
On the ground with protesters and families as they mourn the victims of last year's port explosion – and demand someone finally be held accountable.
A year after a devastating explosion tore through Beirut’s port, Lebanon is sinking deeper into an abyss seemingly without end.
Dozens of demonstrators were injured after a peaceful march including victims’ family members turned violent.
Warlords, mafias, and serious failures of governance have all combined to turn Lebanon into a dumping ground for hazardous chemicals, just like those that caused a devastating explosion in Beirut last summer.