Hundreds marched in Lebanon’s capital to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform. A whirlwind of hope and despair has gripped the country in the year since protests began, as an economic[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Lebanon’s presidency on Thursday announced the formation of a new national unity government, ending months of political wrangling amid concerns over the country’s struggling economy. The news comes after more than eight months of deadlock as politicians from rival Lebanese factions could not agree on the make-up of the cabinet[…]
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