Author: Timour Azhari

Timour Azhari is a Beirut-based journalist.

Moments after Melhem Khalaf was elected as the independent head of the Beirut Bar Association for lawyers in November. (Ahmad Azakir/Annahar)
Elected during the uprising, Khalaf pledges to work for all

“I am the head of this association for the entire country, all lawyers and all people.”

Bisri Dam Article - Timour Azhari
German MPs ask government to reject Bisri Dam project

The MPs said the project was an example of the “failed policy” that Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets to oppose.

Designate Prime Minister Hassan Diab meets with President Michel Aoun and Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri. (Washington Post) - Lebanese government talks
Hassan Diab forms 20-minister Cabinet

Prime Minister Hassan Diab Tuesday formed a 20-minister government made up mostly of technocrats who.

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Electricite Du Liban building in Mar Mikhael on January 9, 2019. (PHOTO: Twitter / @akhbaralsaha) EDL
Protesters ask “Where did the electricity go?”

Protesters over the past 24 hours have targeted branches of state-run Electricité du Liban and.

Activist Nidal Ayoub in front of the Cybercrimes Bureau on January 7, 2020. (PHOTO: Twitter / @SK_Eyes)
Protest activist interrogated by Cybercrimes Bureau

Nidal Ayoub was interrogated by the Cybercrimes Bureau Tuesday on charges including insulting the president and “undermining the prestige of the state.”

Protesters gather outside the port of Tripoli on Thursday, January 2. (NNA) Ports article
Day 78: Ports, public utilities and banks

Protesters in Lebanon rung in the new year by pressuring different public institutions they see as corrupt and inefficient.

Hassan Diab
Former minister Hassan Diab tasked with forming Lebanon government

BEIRUT: Former Education Minister Hassan Diab was tasked this Thursday with forming the next Lebanese.

Rights groups condemn attack by security forces near Berri’s Beirut home

BEIRUT: Rights groups Wednesday condemned an overnight attack by security forces on a convoy of.