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Facing protests, Lebanese leaders mull reshuffle - sources

2:36am IST

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.

Young, angry Lebanese ditch their differences to target 'unjust' system

23 Oct 2019

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.

Young, angry Lebanese ditch their differences to target "unjust" system

23 Oct 2019

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.

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

21 Oct 2019

BEIRUT/ANKARA The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet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.

UPDATE 1-Lebanon protesters keep pressure on government as reform deadline nears

20 Oct 2019

* PM Hariri proposes reform plan to government partners (Adds comments, IMF report, colour)

Lebanon protesters keep pressure on government as reform deadline nears

20 Oct 2019

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 near.

Thousands take to Lebanon's streets in third day of anti-government protests

19 Oct 2019

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

UPDATE 3-Thousands take to Lebanon's streets in third day of anti-government protests

19 Oct 2019

* Hezbollah says solution must be found to avoid "collapse" (Adds more detail, background)

Jordan reaches deal with teachers union to end one-month strike

06 Oct 2019

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.

Jordan's striking teachers reject government call to return to work

01 Oct 2019

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.

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