Michel Aoun

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Protesters in face masks hold up placards with messages rejecting a new civil conflict during an anti-government rally in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, at the weekend. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Lebanon needs emergency aid and urgent reforms to rescue its citizens from the country’s worst economic, political and social disaster, according to t(...)

Protesters wave the Lebanese flag in front of riot police in Beirut on April 28th. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty

Spurred by a wave of protests threatening civil conflict, the Lebanese govern- ment on Thursday adopted a plan to rescue the country’s collapsed econ(...)

A scooter driver gets his temperature taken before going out with an order, amid the coronavirus  outbreak, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon is doubly at risk from the coronavirus. On the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday, President Michel Aoun called on Lebanes(...)

Demonstrators are sprayed by a water cannon during a protest against the newly formed government in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Lebanon’s new cabinet met on Wednesday, ending a three-month deadlock over its formation. But even before the line-up was announced on Tuesday evenin(...)

Anti-government protesters block a main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. Photograph: AP

Lebanese efforts to finalise a new government stalled on Friday as hundreds of anti-government protesters blocked roads to mark the beginning of the f(...)

Hassan Diab arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda after being named Lebanon’s new prime minister. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Academic Hassan Diab was named Lebanon’s new prime minister on Thursday after Saad Hariri, who resigned at the end of October, withdrew his candidacy.(...)

 Protesters holding placards and Lebanese flags shout slogans during a protest   north of Beirut on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Rising violence against Lebanese protesters has forced the anti-government demonstrators to consider the creation of a “shadow government” of competen(...)

Mohamed Safadi. Photograph: Cynthia Karam/File Photo/Reuters

Almost one month since the start of their uprising, Lebanese have poured scorn on social media, blocked a major highway and mounted a protest at the h(...)

Anti-government protesters  block a main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday. Photograph: Bilal Hussein/AP

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

Anti-government protesters wave the flag of Lebanon as they gather in Martyr’s Square in Beirut on Tuesday night. Photograph: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/New York Times

Lebanese are certain to be infuriated by President Michel Aoun’s request that the government, which resigned on Tuesday, stay on in caretaker capacity(...)

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