Banks targeted in Lebanon’s ‘night of the Molotov’

At least a dozen Lebanese banks across the country were torched and vandalised early Wednesday during the second consecutive night of angry protests fuelled by frustration over the national currency’s unfettered depreciation. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets and dozens were arrested by security forces. The largest and most[…]

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Lebanon announces formation of new government

Lebanon has formed a new government, its presidency announced after Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that is now tasked with tackling the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The country has been without an effective government since caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in October[…]

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Angry confrontations in Lebanon ahead of parliament sitting

Thousands of protesters clashed with security forces in Lebanon on Sunday on the eve of parliamentary sitting that is expected to select caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.  Security forces fired tear-gas and threw stones at protesters who had gathered outside Beirut’s Nejmeh Square, where parliament is located,[…]

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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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