Lebanon parliament backs new govt in confidence vote | AFP

Lebanon’s parliament backs the government line-up and programme of incoming Prime Minister Hassan Diab in a confidence vote held despite attempts by protesters to block it. IMAGES

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Street clashes as Lebanon parliament meets to vote on new cabinet | AFP

Lebanon’s parliament met Tuesday for a confidence vote on a new government as protesters clashed outside with security forces who used teargas and water cannon to disperse them.

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Dozens in Lebanon protest Trump’s Middle East plan | AFP

Dozens protest near the US embassy in Lebanon against US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan. The demonstrators, both Palestinian refugees and Lebanese, chanted slogans and flew flags as security forces blocked off a road to the diplomatic compound.

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Lebanon protesters rally as parliament holds budget talks (2) | AFP

Protesters in Lebanon rally and scuffle with security forces near the parliament in Beirut as lawmakers meet to vote on the 2020 state budget. The country is suffering its worst economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

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Lebanon’s new ‘Technocratic’ government poses for first group photo | AFP

Ministers of Lebanon’s newly-unveiled ‘Technocratic’ government pose for their first group photo with the President Michel Aoun in the Presidential Palace in Baabda. IMAGES

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Lebanon’s protesters use fireworks during clashes outside parliament | AFP

Lebanese protesters use fireworks against security forces as clashes erupt outside the parliament in central Beirut. IMAGES

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Lebanese forces use water cannons during clashes outside Parliament | AFP

Lebanon’s security forces use water canons against demonstrators as clashes erupt outside the parliament in central Beirut. IMAGES

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Clashes erupt outside Lebanon’s Parliament in central Beirut | AFP

Lebanon’s security forces use water canons against demonstrators as clashes erupt outside the Parliament in central Beirut. IMAGES

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Lebanon in ‘week of wrath’ protests over political, economic crisis | AFP

In the upscale Hamra district of Beirut, police fired tear gas at the start of what protesters have billed a “week of wrath”. Lebanese demonstrators have taken to the streets to demand an end to a months-long political vacuum.

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Clashes erupt outside Lebanon’s Central Bank in Beirut | AFP

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators gather outside the Lebanese central bank in Beirut, some of whom smash banks’ windows with paving stone while anti-riot police armed with batons and shields arrest protesters. IMAGES

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REPLAY – Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn’s speaks from Beirut | AFP

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn jumped bail and fled Japan in December 2019 for Lebanon to avoid trial on four charges of financial misconduct. For the first time since his escape he holds a press conference in Beirut.

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Carlos Ghosn says won’t accuse Japan officials ‘not to hurt Lebanon’ | AFP

Carlos Ghosn says won’t accuse Japanese officials ‘not to hurt Lebanon’ as he faces the world’s media on Wednesday during a press conference in Beirut, for the first time since his Houdini-like escape from Japan. SOUNDBITE

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Images of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s house in Beirut | AFP

Images of a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon, identified by court documents as belonging to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn. Carlos Ghosn is set to hold a highly anticipated press conference in Lebanon on Wednesday, the first by the fugitive car magnate since his Houdini-like escape from trial in Japan. IMAGES

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Interpol | AFP Animé

Lebanon’s judiciary has received a red notice from Interpol for the arrest of fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn. Videographic on Interpol. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer ‘dumbfounded’ by client’s flight to Lebanon | AFP

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s main lawyer says he is “dumbfounded” by the news of his client’s sudden departure from Japan, where he was out on bail ahead of a trial for financial misconduct.

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‘Thieves’: Lebanese scream for their dollars | AFP

Lebanese activists target banks in the capital Beirut amid a grinding liquidity crunch that has hit Lebanon, where unprecedented protests since October 17 have railed against the political class and a deepening economic crisis. Since September, banks have restricted the amount of dollars that can be withdrawn or transferred abroad.

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Carlos Ghosn “is not above the law” (French Junior Economy Minister) | AFP

Carlos Ghosn “is not above the law” but “we owe him consular support”, says French Junior Economy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher, after the announcement that the former CEO of Renault-Nissan had fled to Lebanon. SOUNDBITE

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As poverty deepens, Lebanon protesters step in to help | AFP

With volunteer kitchens, makeshift clinics and donation centres, Lebanon’s protesters are helping their compatriots survive the worst economic crisis since the civil war by offering services many can no longer afford.

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