Hundreds of people had been marching in the capital as part of a historic wave of protests that has swept Lebanon since October 17, furious at a ruling elite that steered the country towards its worst economic crisis in decades.
Caretaker PM Saad Hariri says he did not want to be premier of a new government, putting the onus on adversaries to find an alternative who can steer the protest-hit country out of the crisis.
While regional powers are playing the long game in Lebanon which is balanced on a knife-edge, Hezbollah digs its heels in when it should be accepting more responsibility for the country's crisis.
President Michel Aoun made the remarks as protesters in central Beirut continued to push for the resignation of the current government, accusing it of corruption, incompetence and sectarianism.
Through a walking tour across the island of Manhattan, two historians shine a light on a great many connections that existed between the former Ottoman Empire and America.
In an interview with TRT World, Middle East expert Joe Macaron says Donald Trump's bullying tactics against Lebanon, including sanctioning its politicians, could have a negative impact on US leverage and priorities in the Muslim-majority country.
Premier Saad al Hariri names his third government after rival factions agree on a national unity cabinet, months after election.
"No one can accept, or want, any harm to happen to Lebanon," Abul Gheit says after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Baabda.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said his country can no longer cope with the burden of 1.5 million Syrian refugees but made clear that he had no plan to force them to return to war-torn Syria.
Lebanon has been without a head of state after Michel Suleiman terminated his presidency at the end of his term in May 2014.
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