Lebanon protests

Lebanese face off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

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.[…]

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Lebanon protesters and Hezbollah, Amal supporters clash in Beirut

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[…]

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Lebanon: Eyes on Hezbollah, allies after Hariri resignation

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[…]

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