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Activists from NGO Abaad dressed as brides and wearing injury patches, protest in downtown Beirut on 6 December 2016. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Article 522 of Lebanon's penal code states that authorities shall not pursue or prosecute an accused rapist, and will overturn the sentence of a convicted rapist if he or she marries the victim.
Another 73 per cent consider that the Article increases pressure on women to marry their rapists with the same number considering that the Article reflects society's preference for preserving a family's 'honour', rather than seeking justice for a woman's suffering. (AFP/File)
December 03, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Local NGO organises visual performance outside of parliament of a woman dressed in a white dress made out of bandages.
Women's rights activists in Lebanon have been protesting an article that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victim. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Article 522 of Lebanon's penal code allows rapists to escape punishment for marrying their victim.
Saad Hariri, son of slain former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri. (AFP/Jan Hennop)
November 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Lebanon’s Future Movement was founded in 1990s by late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The award ceremony was held for the first time at the Vasa Museum on the Stockholm waterfront, dedicated to a 17th century warship that sank on her maiden voyage. (AFP/File)
November 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The other three winners were Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, founder of the Civic Assistance Committee that offers legal aid and education to migrants and refugees, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, which has been at the forefront of Turkey's struggle for a free press, and Egyptian feminist activist Mozn Hassan and the Nazra for Feminist Studies organization, which promotes gender equality and the rights of women.
The parade traditionally begins after a 21-gun salute is fired and after Aoun lays a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (File photo)
November 20, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
For the first time since the country's presidential vacuum in 2014, Lebanon will hold a military parade, after the election of the country' 13th head of state.
Supporters of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement celebrate the election of their leader MP Michel Aoun (portrait) in the town of Jdeideh north of Beirut on October 31, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Tahtah)
November 11, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Former PM Saad Hariri is expected to be named the premiere after consultations conclude on Thursday.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (L) meets with his newly appointed Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, following his nomination on November 3, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
November 07, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Relations have been thorny between the two countries after Saudi halted $4 billion in military grants to Lebanon.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) sits next to Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz during the opening of the winter session at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on October 31, 2016. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
November 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Members of the Joint Arab List walked out of the parliament as Netanyahu began his speech marking the start of parliament's winter session.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun posing with the presidential medal at the presidential palace of Baabda. (AFP/File)
November 01, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah and the Syrian government have congratulated Michel Aoun over his election as Lebanon’s new president.
Newly elected Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) leaves the parliament after a voting session on October 31, 2016 in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
November 01, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Michel Aoun stressed the need for Lebanon to 'dissociate' itself from regional conflicts to regain political stability.
Barb-wires surrounding Nejmeh square, in downtown Beirut, where the parliament discussions are being held. (File photo)
October 31, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Parliament's Nejmeh Square in Downtown Beirut was closed off to the public, with Army members heavily deployed at its entrances.
Supporters of Lebanese presidential candidate Michel Aoun drive waving political flags ahead of a parliament session expected to elect the ex-general as president and end a political stalemate of more than two years, on October 31, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
October 31, 2016 - 12:33 GMT
The Hezbollah-allied president has said 'all means must be used to liberate occupied territory.'
With Saad Hariri's endorsement of Michel Aoun for President, Lebanon's parliament will have a large enough quorum to hold a vote. (AFP/File)
October 28, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Speaker Nabih Berri said two voting rounds may be held in the same session if no candidate garners 86 votes in the first round.
Lebanese women line up to vote during municipal elections.(AFP/File)
October 26, 2016 - 04:00 GMT
The EU Ambassador to Lebanon said electing a president and forming a new government would enable the EU to help Lebanon deal with more issues.
Lebanon's parliament is expected to hold an electoral session on Monday. (AFP/File)
October 25, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A parliament session to elect a president is scheduled on October 31.