BEIRUT/SIDON Lebanese leaders are discussing a possible government reshuffle, sources said on Wednesday, to defuse unprecedented protests against the political elite that have paralysed the country for a week.
BEIRUT Like most young protesters flooding Lebanon's streets to vent their fury over joblessness and inequality, Nina Sabbah demands more than the government's hastily announced reforms if she is to back down.
BEIRUT, Oct 23 Like most young protesters
flooding Lebanon's streets to vent their fury over joblessness
and inequality, Nina Sabbah demands more than the government's
hastily announced reforms if she is to back down.
BEIRUT/ANKARA The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.
* PM Hariri proposes reform plan to government partners
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BEIRUT, Oct 20 Protesters in Lebanon returned to
the streets early on Sunday, keeping pressure on Prime Minister
Saad al-Hariri as a self-imposed deadline to deliver a package
of badly needed reforms for the country's crumbling economy drew
BEIRUT Tens of thousands took to the streets of Lebanon on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for entrenched cronyism and driving the country to the economic brink. | Video
* Hezbollah says solution must be found to avoid "collapse"
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AMMAN Jordan's government said on Sunday it has reached a pay deal with the teachers union to end a one-month strike, the country's longest public sector strike that disrupted schooling for more than 1.5 million students.
AMMAN Tens of thousands of Jordanian teachers on Tuesday defied a government call to end their four-week nationwide strike over pay, in a deepening crisis that threatens to further strain the heavily indebted country's state finances.