Independents scoop up at least 10 seats, a major achievement considering they went into the vote fragmented and facing intimidation and threats by entrenched mainstream parties.
Voter turnout exceeded 50 percent in many regions, says Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who voices hope that the elections would bring a new parliament that helps the country recover from its economic crisis.
Lebanon's taxi, bus and van drivers have started the second strike in three weeks, protesting soaring gas prices and the economic crisis.
Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Lebanon’s PM Najib Mikati discuss Ankara-Beirut relations, cooperation and assistance.
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.
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