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Lebanon Sunni leaders back Hariri to return as premier

Beirut - Sunni Muslim leaders in protest-wracked Lebanon have thrown their support behind ex-premier Saad Hariri to return to his post a month after he stepped down, a sidelined candidate said Sunday.

'Laugh at what's hurting you': Lebanon cartoonists stir debate

Beirut - On the edges of a protest in Lebanon's capital, 24-year-old cartoonist Mohamad Nohad Alameddine bites through sticky tape and plasters one of his political sketches to a side wall.

In protest-hit Lebanon, debate tents draw in the street

Tripoli - A secular state, early elections, solving poverty. Every evening, Sarah al-Ghur joins other residents of Lebanon's second city Tripoli to debate how to fix her protest-gripped country.

Plummeting Syrian pound hits new black market low

Damascus - The value of the Syrian pound on the black market sank to 1,000 to the dollar at some money changers Tuesday, marking a new record low for the nosediving currency.

Pompeo says Iran the common villain in Mideast protests

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Iran was the uniting factor behind protests around the Middle East, saying demonstrators in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran itself opposed the clerical regime.

Lebanon's Hariri steps aside to speed up new govt

Beirut - Lebanon's outgoing prime minister said Tuesday he will not head the next government, in a move intended to speed up the formation of a new cabinet in the protest-swept country.

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah attack

Beirut - Security forces cleared road blocks across Lebanon Monday, facing off against protesters who took to the streets despite being attacked overnight by supporters of the main Shiite groups Hezbollah and Amal.

Protesters say 'real independence' close as Lebanon turns 76

Lebanon was marking 76 years of self-rule on Friday, but protesters say that only this year are its people experiencing "real independence".

White House holding up Lebanon aid, official confirms

Washington - The White House is holding up security assistance to Lebanon valued at more than $100 million, leaving lawmakers and policymakers in the dark, a senior State Department official publicly confirmed.

Lebanon tycoon forgoes PM job under protest pressure

Beirut - Lebanon's former finance minister has backed down from becoming the protest-hit country's new prime minister, after reports of his nomination sparked ire among demonstrators railing against the ruling elite.

Protest graffiti fills Beirut's posh downtown

Beirut - A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of colour to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon's uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital's posh downtown.

Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

Beirut - Lebanese protesters who have been demanding radical reform reacted with anger Friday to the reported designation of a new prime minister they regard as emblematic of a failed political system.

Lebanon protests flare after president shuns demands

Beirut - Lebanese protesters blocked main roads Wednesday, angered by what they saw as the president ignoring their demands in nearly a month of demonstrations, after a man was shot dead.

Man shot dead as Lebanese army disperse protesters

Beirut - A man was shot dead south of Beirut after the army opened fire to disperse protesters blocking roads, Lebanese state media said Wednesday, nearly a month into an unprecedented anti-graft street movement.

Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

Beirut - Banks and schools in Lebanon were closed on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions, nearly a month into an anti-graft street movement.

In their mother's country, Lebanon protesters clamour for citizenship

Beirut - Draped in the Lebanese flag, 22-year-old Dana is bursting with pride at taking part in Lebanon's "revolution" -- even if her home country refuses to give her nationality.

'Sister protests': Lebanon, Iraq look to each other

Beirut - A Lebanese flag flutters in the protest-hit Iraqi capital. More than 900 kilometres (500 miles) away, a revolutionary Iraqi chant rings out from a bustling protest square in Beirut.

Fuel shortage, price hikes squeeze protest-hit Lebanon

Beirut - A rationing of dollars by banks in protest-hit Lebanon sparked growing alarm on Saturday as some petrol pumps ran dry and grocery stores hiked prices.

Lebanon protests a boon for street vendors

Beirut - The smells of grilled cheese and cooked corn waft over the protesters in the Lebanese capital -- with daily crowds filling the the capital's main squares, the movement has been a boon for street vendors.

Students take to Lebanon streets as protests grow

Beirut - Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon Thursday to demand a better future as anti-government protests now entering their fourth week continued to mushroom.

Students swell Lebanon protest movement

Beirut - Thousands of students took to the streets across Lebanon Thursday to demand a better future as an unprecedented anti-government protest movement entered its fourth week and continued to spread.

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession

Beirut - The World Bank urged protest-hit Lebanon on Wednesday to form a new government quickly, warning of the threat of an economic downturn that would deepen poverty and worsen unemployment.

Thousands protest in Lebanon after rally to support president

Beirut - Thousands of Lebanese protested Sunday to keep up a nationwide street movement that has brought down the government, hours after a mass rally to support the embattled president.

Lebanon sentences UK diplomat's murderer to death

Beirut - A Lebanese court on Friday sentenced a taxi driver to death for the 2017 murder of British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes, the national news agency reported.

Lebanon protesters fight on amid political deadlock

Beirut - Lebanese protesters faced off with security forces Thursday as they tried to block reopened roads and prevent their unprecedented non-sectarian push for radical reform from petering out.

Roads blocked in Lebanon as protests enter third week

Beirut - Demonstrators kept up their roadblocks across Lebanon on Thursday, as their unprecedented protest movement demanding systemic political change entered its third week.

US, Gulf allies sanction Hezbollah-Iran network

Washington - The United States and six Gulf allies announced sanctions Wednesday on 25 entities associated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Lebanon's Hezbollah, in a move to tighten controls on both group's finances.

Lebanon reopens but crisis remains after PM resigns

Beirut - The Lebanese government's resignation under pressure from the street looked set to ease a two-week-old nationwide lockdown but protesters vowed Wednesday to keep pushing for deeper change.

Lebanon government falls after two weeks of street pressure

Beirut - Lebanon's prime minister on Tuesday submitted his government's resignation, bowing to nearly two weeks of unprecedented nationwide protests against corruption and sectarianism.

Lebanon PM Hariri says to submit resignation

Beirut - Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he will submit his cabinet's resignation, bowing to pressure from a mass protest movement that has crippled the country for nearly two weeks.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area  ...
Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon  located east of Beirut and stretching south to...
The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon, located east of Beirut and stretching south to the Israeli border
Gehad Hadidi
The city of Tripoli
The city of Tripoli
Tadmouri
Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which f...
Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which former finance minister Mohamad Chatah was travelling in, after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area December 27, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jamal Saidi
Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Adel Samia
Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Grazian...
Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Beirut  Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Adel Samia
Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon  visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa V...
Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon, visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The camp is just one of 1,000 camps spread across the country.
Alexander Wright
The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancien...
The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancient Canaanites.
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Beirut  Lebanon.
Beirut, Lebanon.
Voice of America
The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refu...
The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. UN agencies are running out of money, unable to provide basic needs. And that's forcing families to flee.
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
Lebanese soldiers on patrol
Giorgio Montersino
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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