Soldiers form a barrier to separate Hezbollah supporters from anti-government demonstrators in Beirut on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Iran-backed Hezbollah supporters clash with anti-government protesters in Lebanon’s capital

  • The militant group’s leader has said ongoing nationwide protests have been exploited by foreign powers and are no longer spontaneous
  • Proposed new taxes, including on the use of WhatsApp, trigged the protests initially, but they evolved into calls to oust the entire political class
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Soldiers form a barrier to separate Hezbollah supporters from anti-government demonstrators in Beirut on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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A protester holds a flare as other chant slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut. Photo: AP Photo

Embattled Lebanon President Michel Aoun pledges reforms as rival protests grip capital

  • Anti-government protests began on October 17, with demonstrators accusing the political class of mismanagement and corruption
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A protester holds a flare as other chant slogans against the Lebanese government in Beirut. Photo: AP Photo
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