Lebanon is a state in western Asia; its capital is Beirut. It has significant cultural influence. Lebanon’s economy is based on tourism and banking. This was dramatically affected, however, by instability in the Arab world.
At least two people have been killed and six other wounded after a blast rocked the Mazzeh district of Damascus just as the military’s air defense engaged a “hostile target” over the nearby suburb of Daraya, SANA reports.
The supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, has said the US and its Middle Eastern allies are to blame for the ongoing instability in Iraq and Lebanon. It comes after Lebanese PM Saad Hariri stepped down in response to protests.
Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri is tendering his own resignation and that of his government, after over a week of protests that paralyzed the country, as the people accuse authorities of corruption and of causing an economic collapse.
Amid days of passionate protests in Lebanon over new taxes, demonstrators took a short break from shouting anti-government slogans to serenade a scared child, breaking into an impromptu rendition of “Baby Shark.”