Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for early parliamentary elections and a government formed to rescue the country rather than the ruling “political class” after the vast explosion in Beirut’s port threw the nation into turmoil.
Volunteers hold up placards against Lebanese politicians, as they protest during the visit of US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. (AP)
A file photo of Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic movement, during an interview. (Reuters)