Gulf Times - Lebanon-protests
Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

Hundreds marched in Lebanon's capital Saturday to mark the first anniversary of a non-sectarian protest movement that has rocked the political elite but has yet to achieve its goal of sweeping reform.

Lebanese demand change after government quits over Beirut blast

Lebanese demand change after government quits over Beirut blast

Angry Lebanese said the government's resignation on Monday did not come close to addressing the tragedy of last week's Beirut explosion and demanded the removal of what they see as a corrupt ruling class to blame

Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

Fresh Lebanon protests over spiralling economic crisis

Dozens of demonstrators angered by a deepening economic crisis rallied for a third consecutive day on Saturday after a night of violent riots sparked condemnation from the political elite.

Protests return to Beirut despite govt promise to boost economy

Protests return to Beirut despite govt promise to boost economy

Night-time protests returned to the streets of the capital Beirut Friday despite promises by the Lebanese government to improve the country's deepening financial crisis.

More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes

More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes

Lebanese rescuers treated more than 300 people for injuries during hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked central Beirut on Saturday night.

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building

Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas and used water cannons on Saturday in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Lebanese protesters resumed blocking major highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a "week of wrath" demanding an end to a nearly three-month political vacuum.

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China, which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule.

Lebanon protesters shun PM-designate's call for talks

Lebanon protesters shun PM-designate's call for talks

Prominent street leaders Sunday shunned an invitation by Lebanon's prime minister-designate to sit for talks over the formation of a new government

Lebanon army says 16 held after night of unrest

Lebanon army says 16 held after night of unrest

Lebanon's army said on Wednesday it detained 16 people during a third night of violence across the country, as tensions increased following more than 40 days of unprecedented protests.

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah attack

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah attack

Security forces cleared road blocks across Lebanon Monday, facing off against protesters who took to the streets despite being attacked overnight by supporters of Hezbollah and Amal.

Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Lebanon's parliament, besieged by angry protesters, Tuesday for a second time postponed a session that had been due to discuss draft laws which critics charge would let corrupt politicians off the hook.