Retired Lebanese soldiers take part in a protest against draft state budget proposals in Beirut on Monday. Reuters
Hundreds of retired army officers burned tires blocking main highways into Lebanon’s capital on Thursday to protest cuts to their benefits as part of the 2019 draft budget.
Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon’s capital on Sunday over increasingly difficult living conditions, amid fears of a dollar shortage and possible price hikes.
Fears of a monetary devaluation in Lebanon, where the exchange rate has been fixed for more than two decades, are on the increase following a dollar shortage and the downgrading of the country’s sovereign credit rating.
Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks.
British and EU officials were to resume talks to clinch a Brexit deal on Wednesday just a few hours after late-night negotiations wound up, but it was far from clear they would reach an agreement before a leaders’ summit on Thursday.
American politician, who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007, Bernie Sanders and politician and former academic serving as the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts since 2013, Elizabeth Warren don’t just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising.