Violent protests erupt on streets of Beirut

Dozens were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in central Beirut on Saturday, one of the most violent nights since anti-government demonstrations started in October.

Hold on US security aid to Lebanon lifted, sources say

The Trump administration has lifted a mysterious hold on security assistance to Lebanon, which includes a $105 million package to support the Lebanese Armed Forces, according to a senior State Department official and a congressional aide.

Protests toppled two governments, but fight only beginning

For weeks, loud and angry demands reverberated across Iraq and Lebanon, rattling their political leadership. Elites publicly acknowledged the popular indictment against them, and serious political concessions appeared inevitable. It signaled a shaking up of the powers that be that would