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One Month Later: Hope, Defiance in Continuing Lebanon Protests | news

Beirut, Lebanon – A month has passed since Lebanese people took to the streets for the first time, quickly turning into a nationwide protest movement against a ruling class that was considered corrupt and unable to land govern. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined and called for an end to the political system of Lebanon, which divides power among …

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Lebanon – Protesters indignant over "offensive" utterances from Aoun | news

Beirut, Lebanon – Demonstrators burnt tires, throwing stones at soldiers and blocking roads across Lebanon as anti-government protests kicked off their fifth week. Protesters marched toward the presidential palace in Baabda President Michel Aoun's statement in a television interview on Tuesday that if demonstrators "do not see decent people in this state, emigrate, they will not come to power." Hundreds …

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Lebanon anti-government protesters block roads to press demands

Image caption Protesters had said they would not pay their demands                  Protesters in Lebanon have blocked major roads for the first time in days after politicians failed to quell anti-government demonstrations. Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned last week, but President Michel Aoun has not yet started consulting parliamentary blocs about a successor. Mr Aoun said he was there "some …

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Thousands demonstrate their support for Lebanese President Aoun | Lebanon News

Thousands of Lebanese gathered near the Presidential Palace to support President Michel Aoun after more than two weeks of nationwide protests against the country's ruling elite . Aoun's followers filled a two-kilometer-long street on Sunday that led to the palace in Baabda outside Beirut. More: "We're here, General. We've won not let you down while we live," was a placard …

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The White House freezes military aid to Lebanon against the wishes of the Congress, the Foreign Ministry and the Pentagon

Mr. Trump has widely criticized how the United States is distributing external aid, and some conservative Middle East analysts have argued that aid to the Lebanese military could ultimately help Hezbollah. One congress official said it was worrying that the White House had ordered the action against the recommendations of the State Department and the Department of Defense. The official …

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Lebanon premier Saad Hariri resigns after mass protests | Lebanon News

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has submitted his resignation to President Michel Aoun, fulfilling one of the main demands of the country's protest movement. Tuesday's announcement came after 13 days of mass protests calling for departure "We have reached a dead end and need a shock to deal with the crisis," Hariri said on television statement from the capital, Beirut. …

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Lebanon Protests: "Difficult, Tricky" Situation for Hezbollah | Lebanon News

Beirut, Lebanon – The Lebanese armed group Hezbollah is in a "difficult and delicate" situation as protests paralyze Lebanon for the second week, analysts say, and high unemployment has peaked, Lebanese say Protesters calling for the resignation of all political leaders and an end to the sectarian system of government. The protests started on October 17, after the government planned …

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Protests in Lebanon are a rare sign of unity among the widely divided public

BEIRUT – In a land defined by sectarian divisions, where every recognizable group has its own flag, the sea of ​​young people swinging Lebanese flags in downtown Beirut is a captivating sight. Singing is born out of blur of red, white and green. The burgeoning protest movement calling for the resignation of country leaders is amorphous, leaderless and overwhelmingly young. …

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& # 39; I'm waiting for you & # 39 ;: Aoun from Lebanon invites protesters to talk | Lebanon News

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has expressed his willingness to meet with demonstrators to find the best solution to the country's worsening economic crisis, and suggested that a government reshuffle be on the table. The call for dialogue came on Thursday as anti-government The protests in Lebanon began an eighth day and paralyzed the country, even though Prime Minister Saad Hariri …

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Lebanon protests: mass revolt continues as prime minister "agrees to reforms"

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Watch Lebanon's anti-government protests by flag waving and calls for revolution. The Lebanese coalition government has reportedly agreed to a stimulus package as an attempt to repress major protests for years. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets on Sunday for a fourth day of anti-government protests. The protests …

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