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.
It’s been a nasty, beleaguered year for Lebanon. The nation has been hit by a meltdown, mass protests, financial disaster, and a cataclysmic explosion that virtually wiped out its main port.
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.
The Ministry stressed in a statement on Thursday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The UAE on Thursday sent a plane carrying 52 metric tons of food supplies to support Ukrainian refugees in the Republic of Bulgaria as part of the continuous relief provided by the UAE.
In a circular, the authority said that work for all federal ministries and entities will resume on Tuesday, 12th July.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs shall provide the necessary support to the federal and local government agencies to implement the provisions of this resolution and the decisions required in this regard.