18 octombrie 2019

Lebanese PM gives gov’t 72-hour ultimatum as riots bring country to standstill


Anti-government protests sparked by austerity plans and proposed tax on WhatsApp widespread, including Hezbollah areas; 83 demonstrators and police injuredBEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Lebanon’s premier Saad Hariri on Friday gave his government three days to back key reforms, as massive protests against the political elite and austerity measures rocked the country for a second day.“I’m setting a very short deadline” of 72 hours, Hariri said in a televised address, as thousands filled the streets of [...]