Gulf Times - Lebanon-protests
More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes

More than 300 people wounded in Beirut protest clashes

Lebanese rescuers treated more than 300 people for injuries during hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked central Beirut on Saturday night.

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building

Lebanon security forces face off against protesters near parliament building

Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas and used water cannons on Saturday in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Lebanese resume protests demanding end to political vacuum

Lebanese protesters resumed blocking major highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a "week of wrath" demanding an end to a nearly three-month political vacuum.

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China, which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule.

Lebanon protesters shun PM-designate's call for talks

Lebanon protesters shun PM-designate's call for talks

Prominent street leaders Sunday shunned an invitation by Lebanon's prime minister-designate to sit for talks over the formation of a new government

Lebanon army says 16 held after night of unrest

Lebanon army says 16 held after night of unrest

Lebanon's army said on Wednesday it detained 16 people during a third night of violence across the country, as tensions increased following more than 40 days of unprecedented protests.

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah attack

Lebanon protesters defiant despite Hezbollah attack

Security forces cleared road blocks across Lebanon Monday, facing off against protesters who took to the streets despite being attacked overnight by supporters of Hezbollah and Amal.

Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Besieged by protesters, Lebanon assembly postpones session

Lebanon's parliament, besieged by angry protesters, Tuesday for a second time postponed a session that had been due to discuss draft laws which critics charge would let corrupt politicians off the hook.

Food shortage fears sparks panic buying in protest-hit Lebanon

Food shortage fears sparks panic buying in protest-hit Lebanon

Lebanon has been gripped by an unprecedented wave of grassroots protests since mid-October, with citizens demanding an overhaul of a political class deemed incompetent and corrupt.

Lebanon's grand mufti calls for protesters' demands to be met

Lebanon's grand mufti calls for protesters' demands to be met

Lebanon's grand mufti, the top cleric for Sunni Muslims, called on Saturday for the formation of a new emergency government of technical experts and for those in power to meet protesters' demands.

Lebanese banks face threats, Hariri said to want neutral government

Lebanese banks face threats, Hariri said to want neutral government

Lebanese bank staff are facing abuse from customers angered by restrictions on access to their cash, the employees' union said on Friday, reflecting intensifying pressures in an economy gripped by its deepest crisis

Hundreds skip school in Lebanon to press for change

Hundreds skip school in Lebanon to press for change

Hundreds of schoolchildren led anti-government demonstrations across Lebanon on Wednesday, refusing to return to class