Medics say 530 people wounded in weekend clashes between anti-riot police and protesters in Lebanon, demanding ouster of political class viewed as inept, corrupt, responsible for ever-deepening economic crisis.
Hundreds of people in Beirut have taken to the streets to protest deteriorating economic conditions and the high cost of living, which prompted the central bank to issue a new measure aimed at easing the currency crisis.
In the forests of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a green initiative is uniting generations and faiths. While the cedar tree is the most well-known tree in Lebanon, the juniper tree, which can live up to 700 years, is also a presence in the country.
During the Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, panelists agreed that the restoration of war-torn country's heritage is at the heart of economic development. They added that Iraq's al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul was a symbol of hope for the embattled community.