Saad al-Hariri quit as prime minister on October 29 in the face of an unprecedented wave of protests against ruling politicians who are blamed for rampant state corruption and steering Lebanon into its worst economic crisis since the civil war.
Protesters were angered by President Michael Aoun and felt ignored, ramping up the intensity of the protests following the death of one protester who was shot and killed by Lebanese soldiers.
The EU's sanctions coupled with the international community's endorsement of Greek Cypriot unilateralism dims the hopes for 'gas-for-peace'.
Two Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad members among the fatalities as rocket fire towards Israel resumes after brief overnight lull in what is the heaviest round of fighting in months.
Protesters try to prevent judges and lawyers from going to work and also attempt to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions
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.
World Bank official urges Beirut to form a new cabinet within a week to prevent further loss of confidence in its economy as thousands of high school and university students skip classes in widening anti-graft protests.
The students joined the now four-week-long protests, outing their frustration at the lack of future prospects in the country with youth unemployment reaching 30 percent.
The children's protest is part of a series of anti-government demonstrations that have gripped the country for the past three weeks, with the public demanding the resignation of the current government.
Iran stands to lose the most in the near future, but Saudi Arabia won't be far behind as protesters across the Arab world demand an end to foreign interference in internal affairs.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant women work as maids in the Middle East. They are bound to their employer under a system known as Kafala. Often trapped and abused - this is their story.
Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
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