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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows over economic corruption

Oct 19 2019

BEIRUT Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday after tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the demise of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. | Video

Lebanese veterans blockade central bank to protest draft state budget

May 13 2019

BEIRUT Retired Lebanese soldiers blockaded the central bank on Monday to warn the government against curbing their benefits in an escalation of protests against plans to cut state spending.

UPDATE 5-Lebanese veterans blockade central bank to protest draft state budget

May 13 2019

* Government planning to trim state spending to cut debt (Adds cabinet session ending)

Syrian refugees face another winter in flimsy shelters

Jan 08 2016

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon Syrian refugee Hussein Hammoud is banking on a broom handle to protect his 12 children from the winter cold. He is using one to prop up the flimsy shelter that has already collapsed once this year under the weight of snow in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Syrian refugees face another winter in flimsy shelters

Jan 08 2016

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon Syrian refugee Hussein Hammoud is banking on a broom handle to protect his 12 children from the winter cold. He is using one to prop up the flimsy shelter that has already collapsed once this year under the weight of snow in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

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