President Michel Aoun cautions against bids to destabilise "security and the street" after angry protests over the Arab country's economic crisis.
The protest movement rocking Lebanon since October 17 revived this week as a deepening economic crisis increases pressure to form a new government.
Saad al Hariri’s resignation as prime minister has left Lebanon without a government for nearly three months, in a time the country has been trying to recover from a deep economic crisis.
The central bank proposed Lebanese holders of Eurobonds due in 2020 swap their holdings for longer-dated notes, a move that could ease pressure on dwindling foreign currency reserves amid a deep financial crisis.
Protesters in crisis-hit country clash with security forces in Beirut, a day after demonstrators outraged by restrictions on dollar withdrawals attacked bank branches with metal rods, fire extinguishers, and rocks.
Lebanon is deep in the throes of an economic crisis that has shaken confidence in the country's banks and worsened since the protests erupted on October 17.
Lebanese voters have been protesting for five days, demanding reforms from the government and the ouster of corrupt officials.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters of all ages gathered in major cities and towns nationwide, with each hour bringing hundreds of more people to the streets for the largest anti-government protests yet in four days of demonstrations.
Reports showed smoke rising along the frontier and the sound of explosions.
The October 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul came as a shock to US and international media circles, with the international community's outrage proving to be a larger jolt to Riyadh.
Lebanon’s sectarian-based power-sharing politics mean no single alliance in the 128-seat parliament will enjoy a stable majority and analysts expect a fragile status quo to be preserved.
Mohammad bin Salman's rise to power, and his adventurist leadership is dangerously escalating the Saudi-Iran battle for hegemony in the Middle East.
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