A diplomatic crisis emerged between Saudi Arabia, its allies and Lebanon after the airing of comments by then information minister Georges Kordahi criticising a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
With the Lebanese currency in free fall and steep hikes in rent prices, Lebanese and refugee families are increasingly unable to keep a roof over their heads.
Roads were closed with burning tyres, set ablaze by protesters, after the Lebanese pound sank to more than 25,000 against US dollar last week.
The league’s deputy chief is in Beirut to resolve the diplomatic crisis between Lebanon and Gulf countries spurred by the Lebanese information minister’s comments criticising Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.
Statements from within Lebanon that the Yemen war was "futile" and "absurd" drew the ire of other Gulf states, sparking a rift with Saudi Arabia.
The oil-rich kingdom has called back its ambassador from Lebanon, citing Iran-backed Hezbollah’s increasing influence in political affairs.
The rift comes days after a video circulated on social media in which Lebanon's information minister described the war in Yemen as aggression by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The individuals were charged with crimes including murder, inciting sectarian strife, having unlicensed weapons and sabotage, local media reported.
Many hold the view that elections are the last play at power, which may be the catalyst for a new independent government.
Hassan Nasrallah discloses size of his Shia group for the first time while warning head of right-wing Christian party, Samir Geagea, against igniting civil war in the small Arab country.
Seven people died and dozens were wounded when violence erupted Thursday following a rally by Shia Muslim protesters demanding the dismissal of the judge investigating last year's devastating Beirut port blast.
Lebanese government declares day of mourning following Beirut’s deadly armed clashes that killed six people amid one of the world’s worst economic crises of the past 150 years.
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