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Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

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Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

Lebanon’s new cabinet has approved a political and economic plan to steer the country out of crisis, but protesters have called the statement ‘lip service’ to their demands.

Lebanon's divisive new cabinet faces a near impossible task Lebanon's divisive new cabinet faces a near impossible task

Rami G. Khouri

Lebanon's divisive new cabinet faces a near impossible task

Comment: Lebanon has formed a controversial new government in a polarised, charged atmosphere, and protesters are not going to be easily ...

Dozens injured in violent crackdown on Lebanon anti-government protests

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Dozens injured in violent crackdown on Lebanon anti-government protests

The sound of ambulance sirens rang out across Beirut as the Red Cross reported 80 wounded had been taken to hospital and 140 more were treated ...

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Riot police use water canons to disperse Lebanon protesters

The protest movement rocking Lebanon since October 17 has revived this week, over delays in forming a new cabinet to address the country's growing economic crisis.

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Amnesty slams 'arbitrary arrests' of Lebanon protesters following crackdown

Amnesty accuses the Lebanese security forces of using excessive and unlawful force against protesters, subjecting scores of peaceful protesters ...

Paul Gadalla

Even if Lebanon forms government, it's doomed to fail

Comment: Replacing Lebanon's leadership elites with more of the same will seal their fate, writes Paul Gadalla.

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Lebanon Central Bank investigating politicians who have 'smuggled' money

Lebanon's Central Bank has asked banks to identify politicians and government employees that transferred funds abroad during a period of ...

Lebanese protesters refuse talks with new prime minister-designate

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Lebanese protesters refuse talks with new prime minister-designate

Protesters in Lebanon have refused to participate in talks to form a new government with Lebanon’s new prime minister-designate, Hassan Diab.

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Lebanon's new PM promises 'government of experts' amid protests

Lebanon's sectarian politics flared as Sunni protesters rallied to protest the nomination of Hassan Diab, who has the support of Shia group ...

Lebanon's new PM expects full Western support

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Lebanon's new PM expects full Western support

Hassan Diab held a meeting with Hariri on Friday, hours after demonstrators - many of them Hariri supporters - took to the streets to voice ...

Protests continue in Beirut following violent night of clashes

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Protests continue in Beirut following violent night of clashes

Thousands of defiant protesters took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday following overnight clashes that saw security forces injure dozens of ...

Hezbollah proposes coalition government amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

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Hezbollah proposes coalition government amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has insisted that Lebanon must be led by a coalition that will take 'unpopular' measures to deal with the ...

Lebanon Sunnis want Hariri to be PM again: Khatib

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Lebanon Sunnis want Hariri to be PM again: Khatib

Government consultations are set to begin on Monday, but front-runner Samir Khatib and consensus candidate Saad al-Hariri have both rejected the ...

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Lebanon to start government formation talks on Monday

A nationwide protest movement is demanding an end to corruption and sectarian-based politics.

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Lebanese continue protests after politicians back prime ministerial candidate

Lebanese security forces have used tear gas to disperse people in central Beirut protesting against former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s ...

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Lebanon's Hariri tells Aoun to find another prime minister

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned two weeks into Lebanon's anti-government protest movement, said he will not head the next government.

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Gunfire grips Beirut in second night of violence

Beirut and the southern town of Tyre saw clashes overnight Monday in a second consecutive night of violence.

UN warns against violence after Hezbollah attacks Lebanon protests

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UN warns against violence after Hezbollah attacks Lebanon protests

Protesters remained defiant Monday after supporters of main Shia groups Hezbollah and Amal attacked demonstrators overnight, sparking a UN call ...

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Lebanon's protesters regroup after attacks as UK urges progress

The UK sent a senior envoy to Lebanon, urging leaders to listen to protesters' demands, while a clean up effort went underway after groups of ...

Lebanese protesters force MPs to cancel session

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Lebanese protesters force MPs to cancel session

Lebanon's parliament session planned for Tuesday has been postponed after protesters successfully prevented politicians from reaching Beirut's ...

Ragheb Alama says Lebanon needs a president like MbS

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Ragheb Alama says Lebanon needs a president like MbS

In response to criticism for accepting to perform a concert in the ultra-conservative kingdom, Alama praised the kingdom's de facto ruler.

Lebanon protests enter second month as demonstrators dig in

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Lebanon protests enter second month as demonstrators dig in

Thousands of Lebanese flooded main squares in Beirut, second city Tripoli in the north, and the southern port city of Sidon as well as other ...

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