Lebanon is facing an unprecedented economic and financial crisis that has led banks to impose informal capital controls to prevent capital flight and the currency to lose a third of its value.
As the country slides closer to economic collapse and people are unable to access their money, questions are being asked about how the currency was kept stable for so many years during economic stagnation.
Members of the European Union parliament are starting to get a whiff that EU waste management schemes in Lebanon are bogus, and the former EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in the firing line.
Debt-ridden and protest-hit Arab country faces economic "catastrophe", Prime Minister Hassan Diab says, as his newly unveiled cabinet meets for the first time.
Lebanon formed a new government after the Shia Hezbollah movement and its allies agreed on a cabinet that must urgently tackle the crisis.
The halt in protests was also partly due to the holidays followed by soaring regional tensions between the US and Iran that eclipsed the protesters in Lebanon and Iraq demanding sweeping political change.
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Diab faces huge challenges in trying to form a consensual government that would also satisfy protesters who have been on the streets since mid-October, looking to do away with an entire political class they deem corrupt.
Hariri's statement came as anger boiled over in Beirut after a video deemed offensive to the country’s Shia population was circulated online.
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The protests come hours after President Michel Aoun postponed consultation to select a new prime minister after weeks of largely peaceful street protests descended into weekend violence, leaving dozens wounded.
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.
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