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Lebanon PM Saad Hariri resigns amid nationwide anti-government protests

  • Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced resignation from the post amid a wave of protests against his government in nearly two weeks.
  • On October 17, the Lebanese government proposed imposing a tax on WhatsApp calls, along with other austerity measures, sparking countrywide agitations that have brought the country to a standstill.
  • The protestors have been demanding an end to rampant corruption and calling for steps to improve the economic condition of the country.