Lebanon’s critical fuel shortages are showing no signs of ending despite the arrival of Iranian oil smuggled into the country through neighboring Syria. Hezbollah has been arranging the informal oil imports and prominent political and religious leaders are urging the new government to crack down on the smuggling — but Prime Minister Najib Mikati denies the government is involved. Even Lebanon’s parliament has been hit by the rampant power outages. Monday’s session to discuss the new government’s policies was delayed by an hour because of a power cut. But many Lebanese suffer round the clock blackouts, while others wait for hours in long lines outside of gasoline stations, some of them lucky to get a quarter […]