Protesters wave Lebanese flags and shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of Muhammad al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. Photo: EPA-EFE

Lebanon’s main parties agree to reform package, scrapping controversial tax rises and privatisation amid mass protests

  • The country’s top leaders replied on Sunday to Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s ultimatum, agreeing to scrap new taxes and privatise major companies
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Protesters wave Lebanese flags and shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of Muhammad al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lebanese protesters converge on downtown Beirut for a fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption. Photo: AFP

Lebanon’s biggest cities come to a standstill as hundreds of thousands protest against government

  • The streets of Beirut and other cities have filled with protesters for a fourth day
  • The protests started in response to a proposed tax on calls via WhatsApp and other messaging services
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Lebanese protesters converge on downtown Beirut for a fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption. Photo: AFP
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