Author: Antonia Williams-Annunziata

Antonia Williams-Annunziata is a freelance journalist based in Beirut. She formerly ran the Region and World desk at The Daily Star.

An employee wearing a protective mask near the ward where the first coronavirus case in Lebanon is being treated, at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital. (AFP / Arab News)
Coronavirus, hospital fees, and medicine shortage: Lebanon’s healthcare sector under threat

Is the Lebanese medical field prepared for both coronavirus and the ongoing economic crisis?

(Illustration of rubber bullets article by Christina Atik)
Doctor offers protesters free eye surgeries after security forces “shoot-to-harm”

Riot police in Lebanon were shooting rubber bullets and tear gas canisters directly into crowds at chest-level.

Lebanese security forces disperse anti-government protesters in Beirut on January 18, 2020. Hussam Chbaro/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Violence
Violence continues in Beirut as security forces clash with protesters

Clashes between protesters and security forces left more than 300 people wounded over the weekend,.

Riot police stand behind riot shields in a cloud of tear gas during protests against the economic crisis outside a Bank of Beirut office in Beirut. January 14, 2020. (PHOTO: Reuters / Mohamed Azakir) / Week of Anger / Protesters and security forces clash
Week of Anger: Protesters clash with security forces on day 90 of demonstrations

Reports suggest that 50 protesters were detained.

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn gestures during a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2020. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)
Ghosn details “injustice” in first appearance, authorities react

“I am here to clear my name.”

Qasem Soleimani
Soleimani’s death further destabilizes Lebanon

“Lebanon will be affected, and Hezbollah will counter-attack.”

The new Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab. December 19, 2019. REUTERS / Mohamed Azakir
Why protesters are rejecting Hassan Diab’s appointment as PM

Protesters consider the new PM to be a part of the same ruling class that lead the country into the current economic crisis.

Protesters in Beirut run from Internal Security Forces on Sunday, December 15. (Lujain Jo)
Aoun postpones consultations to name new PM in wake of violence

BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday postponed the parliamentary consultations to select a new.