Inside an Armed Bank Raid in Lebanon
“They control our lives … we cannot live like this anymore.”
Now Politicians Are Storming Lebanon’s Banks Too
New security measures have been put in place after a wave of bank sieges, but people forcing banks to let them withdraw their own money has become part of daily life.
This Woman Held Up a Bank With a Toy Gun to Withdraw Her Own Money
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.
‘I’ll Do it Again,’ Says Man Who Held Up Bank to Withdraw His Own Money
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.
Man Becomes Public Hero After Holding Up Bank to Withdraw His Own Money
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.
Beirut’s Grain Silos Collapse Exactly 2 Years After Explosion Tore Through City
The silos collapsed as people were due to commemorate victims on the two-year anniversary of the blast.
Photographing the Ruins of Beirut’s Devastated Nightlife
Lebanese photographer Anthony Saroufim pays tribute to the once-legendary venues damaged by the 2020 port explosion.
Chaos in Beirut After Gunmen Open Fire at Protests Against Explosion Inquiry
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.
Beirut’s Partially-Destroyed Grain Silos Could Collapse at Any Time
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.
‘I Want All of Them Dead’: Remembrance and Retribution on the Streets of Beirut
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.
The Forever Collapse: One Year On From the Beirut Blast
A year after a devastating explosion tore through Beirut’s port, Lebanon is sinking deeper into an abyss seemingly without end.
Relatives of Beirut Blast Victims Tear-Gassed by Riot Police
Dozens of demonstrators were injured after a peaceful march including victims’ family members turned violent.