Lebanon's parliament has so far been unable to agree on a successor in the role, which has the power to sign bills into law, appoint new prime ministers and green-light government formations.
Six incidents of hold-ups by depositors took place on Friday in different banks in Beirut, including one armed with a hunting rifle.
Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in many regions, says Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who voices hope that the elections would bring a new parliament that helps the country recover from its economic crisis.
A crucial election in the cash-strapped country offers hope of a recovery for the battered economy. But some voters fear things can get even worse.
Lebanon's taxi, bus and van drivers have started the second strike in three weeks, protesting soaring gas prices and the economic crisis.
Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Lebanon’s PM Najib Mikati discuss Ankara-Beirut relations, cooperation and assistance.
Hariri has announced he will not run in upcoming parliamentary elections and was withdrawing from political life due to several factors including Iran’s overbearing influence on the country’s politics.
UN's appeal aims to ensure that thousands of Palestinian refugee families live in dignity and that Palestinian children don’t lose their future, says Lebanon’s UN humanitarian coordinator Najat Rochdi.
Israeli media had earlier reported that Tel Aviv will provide gas to Lebanon from the offshore Leviathan field through Jordan under an agreement with the United States.
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said the country's mandatory dollar reserves have been slashed by more than half, threatening a subsidy programme that had covered fuel, medicine and flour.
With the Lebanese currency in free fall and steep hikes in rent prices, Lebanese and refugee families are increasingly unable to keep a roof over their heads.
Roads were closed with burning tyres, set ablaze by protesters, after the Lebanese pound sank to more than 25,000 against US dollar last week.
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