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Lebanon reopens but crisis remains after PM resigns

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:34 PM

President Michel Aoun asks Saad Hariri's government to continue on a caretaker basis until a new cabinet is formed

LEBANON. A Lebanese anti-government protester waves his national flag signaling a roadblock to drivers in Beirut on October 30, 2019. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Lebanon PM Hariri says to submit resignation

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri says his decision is 'in response to the will of many Lebanese who have taken to the streets to demand change' in what he calls 'historic' protests

AFTER RESIGNATION. Lebanese anti-government protesters celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Hundreds of thousands take over streets as Lebanon's protests grow

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The demonstrations cripple Lebanon and threaten the government of beleaguered Prime Minister Saad Hariri

PROTESTS. Lebanese demonstrators hold placards as they take part in a rally in the capital Beirut's downtown district on October 20, 2019. Photo by Ibrahim Amro/AFP

Lebanon newspaper goes blank to protest political crisis

Oct 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The oldest newspaper in Lebanon, An-Nahar, publishes a completely blank issue to protest a political deadlock and economic woes in their country

A man holds a blank copy of Lebanon's leading newspaper An-Nahar outside a bookstore in the coastal Lebanese port city of Byblos, north of Beirut, on October 11, 2018. Lebanon's oldest newspaper An-Nahar went out to newsstands completely blank today to protest a political deadlock and economic woes in the tiny Mediterranean country. An-Nahar, which was founded in 1933, published eight blank pages in print and linkless white boxes on its main page online.  JOSEPH EID / AFP

Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Saudi Arabia in November recalled its ambassador from Berlin following the eyebrow-raising resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister while visiting Riyadh

Lebanon's PM Hariri says resignation on hold pending talks

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The new decision comes hours after the premier landed back in Lebanon for the first time since announcing his resignation in a statement from Saudi Arabia on November 4

NOT YET LEAVING. A handout picture provided by the Lebanese photo agency Dalati and Nohra on November 22, 2017 shows Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri delivering a speech at the presidential palace in Baadba, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. Dalati and Nohra/AFP

PM Hariri back in Lebanon after shock resignation

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:34 AM

Hariri had promised he would return to Lebanon in time to mark its 47th Independence Day on Wednesday, November 22, and would clarify his position there

IN EGYPT. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on November 21, 2017 shows Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri delivering a speech following a meeting with the Egyptian President in Cairo. Egyptian Presidency/Handout/AFP

Lebanon FM to skip Arab League summit on Iran – ministry source

Nov 19, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Lebanon would be represented by the permanent representative to the Arab League, says the source

SKIPPING THE SUMMIT. In this file photo, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil looks on as he addresses a joint press conference in Turkey on November 16, 2017. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumors

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:08 PM

(UPDATED) PM Saad Hariri says he would be back in Lebanon for Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday

NO HOLD-UP. Embattled Lebanese Prime Minister lands in Paris. Rappler file photo

Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home 'soon'

Nov 13, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Hariri brushes aside rumors that he was under de facto house arrest in Saudi Arabia, from which he announces his surprise departure

PROOF OF LIFE. An image grab taken from the Hariri family-owned Lebanese channel, Future TV, on November 12, 2017, shows Lebanon's resigned prime minister Saad Hariri speaking during an interview from Riyadh. Future TV/AFP

Hezbollah says Saudi 'imposed' Lebanon PM's resignation

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:55 AM

Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement, says Saad Hariri's resignation 'was not his intention, not his wish and not his decision'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on September 01, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a press conference with French President at the Murat Lounge in the Elysee Palace in Paris. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Lebanon PM resigns, says fears for his life

Nov 04, 2017 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Iran dismisses Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's accusations as 'unfounded'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on September 01, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a press conference with French President at the Murat Lounge in the Elysee Palace in Paris. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Speaking at a White House press conference with Lebanon s Prime Minister Saad Hariri Trump also calls the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah a threat to the entire Middle East

US President Donald Trump holds a news conference with Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri, in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 25, 2017 in Washington,DC.  Tasos Katopodis/AFP

Lebanon to elect president, but divisions run deep

Oct 30, 2016 - 9:14 AM

While a deal has been made on the country s next president analysts say Lebanon s key political blocs still disagree on almost everything else

A giant poster that bears the portrait of Lebanese presidential candidate Michel Aoun is seen hanging on a pole on the Jounieh highway, north of the capital Beirut on October 28, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP

Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlock

Feb 16, 2014 - 8:11 AM

The 24 member government including only one woman brings together the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah and its allies with the Sunni led bloc of former prime minister Saad Hariri

NEW GOVERNMENT. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (C) meeting with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (L) and prime minister-designate Tammam Salam at the presidential palace in Baabda. AFP/Dalati and Hora/Handout released 15 Feb 2014

Hollande to meet Syria, Lebanon opposition chiefs in Saudi

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:04 PM

French President Francois Hollande will meet former Lebanese premier Saad Hariri and Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarb amid heightening tensions in Lebanon after the assassination of Hariri s close aide ex minister Mohammad Chatah

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows President Bashar al-Assad giving a speech at an "iftar" meal on the last week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with political and religious figures in Damascus on August 4, 2013. Photo by AFP/SANA handout

Filipina hurt in Beirut blast; 6 dead

Dec 27, 2013 - 10:56 PM

The explosion in Beirut Lebanon kills 6 people including an influential member of a coalition opposed to the Syrian regime