People walk past a shop selling newspapers in Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday. Associated Press
The unprecedented cross-sectarian protests led to the government stepping down in late October, but no new one has yet been formed as political parties argue over its composition.
Hassan Diab, a 60-year-old former professor at the American University of Beirut, announced a Cabinet of 20 members — mostly specialists supported by the Hizbollah and allied political parties.
Tear gas and water cannon fired as forces clear major highways; UAE, Saudi, Kuwait and Egypt issue travel advisories
Hariri quit on Oct. 29, prompted by protests against the corruption of Lebanon's ruling elite. The protests have continued since then and Lebanon is in dire need of a new government to start tackling an economic crisis.
Ajman Civil Defense teams were on the site to put out the massive fire at the market in the new industrial area.
Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday.
A video of a woman playing piano amidst the rubble of her destroyed home in Beirut city is doing the rounds on social media platforms.