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.
Rahul Julka, a 53 year-old Indian national based in Port Harcourt in Nigeria became the latest dollar millionaire in Millennium Millionaire Series 352 with ticket number 4965, which he purchased online on 17th February.
Additionally, 1,589 individuals have recovered and 16 people passed away.
The minister confirmed the efficacy of the vaccine, using data from Britain to back his claim.