Retired Lebanese soldiers blockaded the central bank on Monday to warn the government against curbing their benefits in an escalation of demonstrations and strikes against plans to cut state spending.
Lebanese security forces on Saturday denied accusations by rights groups that they had coerced Syrians who had landed at Beirut airport into signing forms to return to their war-torn country.
Akram Kanaan looked towards an Israeli military position on a snow-capped mountain that overlooks the village of Chebaa in southern Lebanon, pointing towards the scenic area captured by Israel more than five decades ago. No matter how long it takes, he says, it will eventually return to Lebanon’s sovereignty.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable of condolences to Lebanese President Michel Naim Aoun on the death of Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.
Cheering erupted from balconies and windows in Lebanon, as the country's citizens celebrated their "heroic" medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
The Philippines' department of foreign affairs expressed its "deep sadness" at the passing of Bernardita Catalla, which it said was the result of "complications arising from Covid 19".
After four days of violent confrontations between Lebanese soldiers and civilians protesting the government’s failure to tackle the country’s economic collapse, Beirut finally adopted an economic rescue plan.
Lebanon achieved independence on November 22, 1943, after 23 years under a French mandate, following an earlier wave of demonstrations that brought together the country's Christians and Muslims.
Unprecedented protests about corruption in Lebanon since October 17 have given new life to activism against the controversial structure planned for a lush valley south of Beirut.