Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 6:18 PM
Security-forces in Beirut fired tear-gas and used water cannons in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament. After a lull in largely peaceful protests which broke-out across the country in October over the state-of-economy, people filled the streets again this week. They are furious at a ruling elite that has steered the country towards its worst-economic-crisis in decades.
Saudi Arabia to Lift Travel Ban on Lebanon After Government Formation
Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:19 PM
Saudi Arabia has said that the kingdom will lift the travel ban on Lebanon after a government is formed in Lebanon. Saudi Arabia had imposed a travel ban on Lebanon last year over a political crisis following the resignation of PM Saad Hariri. Hariri had cited Iran-backed Hezbollah's meddling in its regional affairs as the main reason for his resignation.