Beirut offices of Asharq al-Awsat daily attacked

An image posted on social media shows the aftermatch of the attack of the Beirut office of Asharq al-Awsat. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

The Beirut offices of Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat were attacked by protestors on Friday evening.

The protesters claimed they were doing so in response to a critical cartoon which appeared in Friday's newspaper. The cartoon  shows an image of the Lebanese flag with a caption that says: "The Lebanese state... April fools"

Earlier today, the Dubai-based Al Arabiya News Channel announced it was closing its Beirut office, citing security reasons.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48