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Gulf Gov'ts Warn Travelers over Lebanon Protests

Arab Gulf nations are encouraging their citizens to leave Lebanon amid violent nationwide protests over the country's worsening economic crisis.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency says Saudi Arabian nationals have been warned against travelling to Lebanon and those already there are being asked to take utmost caution. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain went a step further, calling on their citizens to leave amid the unrest.

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Gunmen Break Up Protests against Berri in Tyre

As hundreds of Lebanese gather for fresh protests on Saturday, armed clashes were reported in the southern city of Tyre when protesters chanted slogans opposed to AMAL Movement leader and Speaker Nabih Berri.

Videos circulating on social media showed pro-AMAL gunmen suppressing the campaigners by force in Tyre.

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Lebanon Army Cracks Down on Protests as Government Bickers

The Lebanese army moved to end a wave of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption Saturday as the fragile governing coalition fractured over promised economic reforms.

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Report: Hizbullah Dispatched Envoy Discouraging Hariri from Resigning

Prime Minister Saad Hariri reportedly received tens of phone calls discouraging him from resigning, including from a “personal Hizbullah envoy”, Nidaa al-Watan newspaper said on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia Begins Evacuation of Nationals from Lebanon

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that evacuation of its nationals due to disturbances in Lebanon began early on Saturday.

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Protesters Met Aoun

President Michel Aoun received Friday evening a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering,” media reports said on Saturday.

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Lebanon 'Kick Queen' Hits Government Where It Hurts

A woman who kicked an armed ministerial bodyguard in the groin has become a symbol of growing anti-corruption protests in Lebanon.

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Arrests, Injuries as Army Troops Disperse Riad al-Solh Protest by Force

Army troops and riot policemen used excessive force Friday evening to disperse anti-government protesters, making a large number of arrests.

Violent clashes and riots had broken out in downtown Beirut following a speech by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who gave political parties a 72-hour ultimatum to support his reform agenda or face a possible resignation.

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2 Dead, 6 Hurt as Ahdab Bodyguards Open Fire at Tripoli Demo

Two protesters were killed and six others were wounded when bodyguards of ex-MP Mosbah al-Ahdab opened fire during an anti-government demo in the northern city of Tripoli, media reports said.

The violence erupted after the protesters rejected Ahdab’s participation in their rally, pelting him with bottles.

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Hariri Gives Parties 3 Days to Back His Reforms, Says Obstacles Put in His Way

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Friday gave the country’s political parties a 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda, in the face of unprecedented massive protests that have brought the country to a standstill.

“The country is going through an unprecedented situation. The pain of the Lebanese is real and I support every peaceful protest,” Hariri said in an address to the nation.

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