March: COVID-19 spreads rapidly in Matn, Mount Lebanon.
#27 Pope Francis in an exciting move
December 20th: Opposing the resistance of many Catholics against anti-coronavirus vaccinations as “morally unacceptable,” Pope Francis announced that he will be getting vaccinated with the Pfizer Vaccine and urged the world Catholics to accept vaccinations.
#28 An embassy, an ambassador, and a calamity
April 2nd: The Philippine Ambassador to Lebanon dies due to COVID-19 complications
#29 Yes, there is emigration, but it is ‘temporary’
April: Lebanese expatriates choose to return to Lebanon in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
#30 A state of panic and fear in the Italian street
March: Italy becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic.
#31 A painful surprise shakes New York City
March: New York City becomes an epicenter of the pandemic as infection cases soar.
#32 A scene of loyalty around Leila Al-Solh
April 6th: Leila Al-Solh, the vice president of Alwaleed bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, helps direct the foundation’s repatriation initiative for Lebanese abroad.
#33 Riad Salameh: One day he governs, the next he’s condemned
April 29th: Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh defends his record after coming under fire for his handling of Lebanon’s crisis.
#34 Ramadan this year is nothing like any other
April – May: The pandemic and COVID-19-induced lockdowns affect Ramadan and its rituals this year.
#35 The revolution’s enemies mangle the face of Tripoli
April 27th: Nighttime riots and clashes leave 1 dead and dozens of protesters and Lebanese Army soldiers injured.
#36 A series of events takes us back to the struggle between whites and blacks
May 25th: 46-year-old George Floyd‘s death sparks nation-wide protests against racism and police brutality in the U.S.
#61 Armenia’s magic causes traffic on the Beirut-Yerevan road
Sep. 27th: Fighting erupts between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, prompting many members of the Lebanese-Armenian community to offer a helping hand to their motherland.
#62 Walid Al-Muallem on a big mission that is ‘probably his last’