16 December 2019


Protesters clash with police in Beirut again (18)
On Sunday night, Lebanese protesters engaged in clashes with security forces near the Parliament building in Beirut, where the consultations to appoint a new prime minister are scheduled to start on Monday, Trend reports citing Sputnik. According to the AFP news agency, demonstrators attacked police with water bottles and firecrackers, with police officers using tear gas and water cannons to disperse the attackers.
Lebanon rocked by second night of violent unrest (9)
The violence comes ahead of political consultations that are expected to rename Saad Hariri as prime minister. His reappointment would likely further inflame protests against political elites. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets and water canon to disperse anti-government protesters in central Beirut on Sunday night in the second day of violent protests that have wounded dozens of people.
Turkey to protect sovereign rights via Libya deal: FM гavusoglu (10)
ANKARA-Anadolu Agency Turkey's foreign minister on Dec. 15 stressed that a recent maritime deal between Turkey and the Libyan UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) would help protect both countries' rights against attempts to "eliminate" them from the Eastern Mediterranean. Speaking at the Turkish parliament during negotiations on the country's 2020 central government budget, Mevl"ut Cavusoglu said: "Many countries
Lebanon presidency delays consultations to name prime minister (2)
The president made the announcement through Twitter. (File/AFP) Short Url Reuters December 16, 2019 08:11 Follow @arabnews Lebanon presidency delays consultations to name prime minister The delay is to allow for more discussion on the government formation Reuters December 16, 2019 08:11 Follow @arabnews BEIRUT: The Lebanese presidency said it had delayed consultations to
23 security troops, 54 protesters injured in clashes in Lebanon's capital (2)
Video PlayerClose BEIRUT, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) - A total of 23 security troops and 54 protesters were injured during their clashes from Saturday midnight until early Sunday morning, a local media outlet reported, citing internal security forces and civil defense. Protesters attempted to break into the parliament in downtown Beirut by pushing through steel barriers, prompting riot police and security forces
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