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.
Rampant corruption has also eroded the country's infrastructure and basic services.
A video of a popular children's song in Lebanon has gone viral on social media after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit number to calm a toddler caught in the midst of noisy demonstrations. The boy has watched the full performance wide-eyed.
Police patrols as well as national ambulance and civil defence teams rushed to the scene of the accident and transported the deceased to the hospital
Britain’s government will fine people who refuse an order to self-isolate up to £10,000 ($13,000) as the country sees a sharp surge in coronavirus infections.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred two African men to the criminal court, for kidnapping a man, holding him hostage and brutally beating him up in Dubai.