The blast killed one person in the town of Banaafoul near the port city of Sidon, and demolished a two-floor municipality building and a scout centre for the Shia Amal movement.
For many residents of Beirut, Thursday's street battle reveals how far Lebanese armed groups can go to save some influential people who are being probed for last year's devastating port explosion.
Deputy Parliament Speaker Elie Ferzli, an ally of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, nominated former education minister Hassan Diab as prime minister, indicating the Shia group and its allies had agreed on him for the position.
Hariri's statement came as anger boiled over in Beirut after a video deemed offensive to the country’s Shia population was circulated online.
Caretaker PM Saad Hariri says he did not want to be premier of a new government, putting the onus on adversaries to find an alternative who can steer the protest-hit country out of the crisis.
The clashes marked the second consecutive night of violence linked to Lebanon's political crisis, threatening to tip largely peaceful demonstrations directed at the country's ruling elite in a more bloody direction.
The road opened after security forces fired tear gas amid overnight confrontations between Hezbollah supporters and demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite.
Lebanon has been dysfunctional for years now and the people's anger has finally boiled over. Hezbollah should be concerned.
The neutrality law in eight German states indicates a structural bias against hijab-wearing women and the structural discrimination scuttles their efforts to find suitable jobs.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri was reluctant to include a Hezbollah-friendly Sunni in the government as it would signal a loss of his authority over the Sunnis, but he eventually yielded.
Lebanon is heading towards its first election since 2009. Known as a microcosm of the Middle East, Lebanon continues to reflect greater Saudi-Iranian tensions in the region as the new internal dynamics have started to affect its political balances.
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