Clashes broke out in towns and cities across Lebanon on Tuesday in the third night of confrontation between party supporters and demonstrators, which threatens to derail a peaceful protest movement. The most symbolic was an hours-long stand-off between residents of Ain al-Remmaneh, where Lebanon’s 15-year civil war began, and neighbouring Chiyah.[…]
Security forces fired tear gas early on Monday amid confrontations in central Beirut between supporters of Hezbollah and Amal, and demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite. Lebanon has faced five weeks of anti-government protests, fuelled by anger at corruption among the sectarian politicians who have governed the country for decades. Demonstrators[…]
Lebanese troops deployed on Tuesday in different parts of the country to reopen roads and main thoroughfares closed by anti-government protesters faced resistance in some areas, leading to scuffles, AP said. In most places, protesters withdrew peacefully as the troops moved in. However, in Beirut’s northern suburb of Zouk Mosbeh,[…]
Beirut, Lebanon – With the recent resignation of now-caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri amid unprecedented protests, Lebanon is entering a phase of political wrangling in which Hezbollah and its allies will be decisive. Hariri resigned on Tuesday, saying he was responding to the will of the Lebanese people who for 13 days had taken to the streets[…]
Beirut, Lebanon – Cries of celebration went up across Lebanon on Tuesday as protesters demanding the fall of the government celebrated Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation – though most said this was merely an initial victory in a long-term battle. “It’s a good first step but we’re still going to stay in the[…]
Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, and his government have resigned after over a week of protests, which paralyzed the country as the people accused the authorities of corruption and causing an economic collapse. Hariri, who was in the office since December 2016, announced his resignation during a televised address to[…]
Protesters in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, have rejected President Michel Aoun’s call for dialogue, demanding the government’s resignation before any such talks take place. In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Aoun said he was willing to meet demonstrators who have been taking to the streets for eight straight days[…]
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