Longtime adviser to Lebanese President Aoun on why he quit his party
By Martin Patience
BBC News, Tripoli
The political system of sectarian power-sharing is often blamed for instability, recurring conflicts and foreign intervention.
Children's Cancer Center in Lebanon make urgent call for help.
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On 4 August, a massive blast devastated the Beirut port area. A huge store of ammonium nitrate in a warehouse is thought to have been the cause of the explosion. Who knew about the dangerous cargo and who is to blame for the destruction it unleashed?
Protesters clash with Lebanese security forces in central Beirut as amid anger over currency fall.
By Jeremy Bowen
BBC Middle East editor
Lebanon's economy is collapsing - businesses are closing, unemployment is rising and country is deep in debt.
Demonstrators return to the streets saying Lebanon's new government does not meet their demands.
More than 160 people have had to be treated for injuries in the latest violence.
Protests in Hong Kong, Chile and the Middle East all shared an online presence which helped connect the movements.