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Protesters block roads in Beirut, other parts of Lebanon

Protesters block roads in Beirut, other parts of Lebanon

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Monday, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that have plunged the country

Hezbollah: Lebanon's next government must heed protesters

Hezbollah: Lebanon's next government must heed protesters

Hezbollah said on Friday a new Lebanese government must listen to the demands that fuelled protests against the country's rulers and led Saad al-Hariri to quit as prime minister.

Hariri ready to be Lebanese PM again but with conditions

Hariri ready to be Lebanese PM again but with conditions

Saad al-Hariri is ready to return as prime minister of a new Lebanese government, a senior official familiar with his thinking said, on condition it includes technocrats and can quickly implement reforms

Hezbollah warns of chaos, civil war in Lebanon

Hezbollah warns of chaos, civil war in Lebanon

Hezbollah warned on Friday that a power vacuum could tip Lebanon into civil war, suggesting that adversaries including the United States and Israel were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations

Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite, graft grows

Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite, graft grows

Tens of thousands of angry protesters blocked roads and burned tyres across Lebanon for a second day on Friday, demanding the demise of a political elite they say looted the economy

Lebanon's Hariri hopes government will be finalised on Friday

Lebanon's Hariri hopes government will be finalised on Friday

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said he hoped to finalise a new national unity government on Friday after more than seven months of political wrangling.

Lebanon seen closer to new government, minister says could be within days

Lebanon seen closer to new government, minister says could be within days

Lebanon appeared to be edging towards clinching a deal to form a new national unity government after more than seven months of wrangling over cabinet posts, as the finance minister was quoted as saying there could be a new administration within days.

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Key parties have jostled over ministries since a legislative vote in May, as officials and foreign donors warned that a delay would aggravate the country's economic troubles.

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Saad al-Hariri was speaking after meetings with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition to be formed after a May 6 parliamentary election.

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

In a post-election speech last week Hariri said the party had been expecting a better result and there had been "gaps" in how it conducted its campaign, for which people would be held responsible.

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese began voting on Sunday in their first general election for nine years, one that is seen as unlikely to upend the country's basic contours of power but is important for economic stability.

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.