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Lebanon forms new government

January 22, 2020 9:35 am

The heavily indebted state has been without effective government since Saad al-Hariri quit as premier in October, prompted by protests against politicians who have collectively led Lebanon into the worst crisis since the 1975-90 war.

Lebanon: Scores injured as riots break out in Beirut

January 20, 2020 1:17 pm

At least 350 people, including protesters and police, were injured as fresh demonstrations turned violent in Beirut. Citizens are protesting political paralysis that has led to a catastrophic economic downturn.

Carlos Ghosn's Japan lawyer quits after client's flight to Lebanon

January 16, 2020 11:05 am

Junichiro Hironaka had been representing Ghosn in his defense against various financial misconduct allegations. His move, announced Thursday, was widely expected after Ghosn fled to Lebanon late last month.

24-hour video on fugitive Carlos Ghosn checked only once a month

January 04, 2020 11:25 am

Although the security cameras at his home were on 24 hours, the footage was only required to be submitted to the court once a month, on the 15th, according to lawyers' documents detailing Ghosn's bail conditions.

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

November 18, 2019 7:59 am

Lebanon's political troubles deepened further after the withdrawal of a top candidate for prime minister narrowed the chances of creating a government needed to enact urgent reforms.

Man killed as protests sweep Lebanon after President Michel Aoun interview

November 13, 2019 9:09 am

In a statement, the army said a soldier had opened fire to disperse protesters who were blocking a road in Khaldeh, wounding one person. The soldier was detained and the incident was under investigation.

Lebanon a 'beautiful idea' in need of a reboot, say protesters

November 07, 2019 9:08 pm

"Lebanon is a beautiful idea," said Yara Salem, a 25-year-old cinema student who spends her days at the tented protest camp in Martyrs' Square, only a few metres from the revolving doors of Le Grey, one of Beirut's top five-star hotels.

Explained: What's next after Lebanon PM resigns?

October 30, 2019 2:25 pm

A look at what's next after Lebanon's prime minister resigns in the face of mass protests.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, steps down in face of protests

October 30, 2019 8:26 am

Years of barely suppressed rage over Lebanon’s corruption, dysfunction and widening inequality detonated Oct. 17, when the government announced a tax on calls made over popular, free internet-based messaging services, including WhatsApp.

Explained: Why Lebanon's decision to tax calls through Internet triggered protests

October 26, 2019 4:25 pm

While the tax proposal has since then been withdrawn, if it were to pass, Lebanon would be the first country in the world to do so. The move, however, has triggered mass anti-government protests in the West Asian country.

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Palestinians protest Trump's peace plan

February 08, 2020 11:43 am

The Trump plan, which heavily favors Israel, says the status quo should “continue uninterrupted.”