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Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests

Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Oct. 17 as thousands of people rallied against the government’s handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the...

The government backed down from plans, announced hours earlier, to tax voice calls made through the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging software as people vented their anger at the political elite in the…

  • BEIRUT-Reuters
  • Hurriyet

Protesters blocked roads across Lebanon with burning tires and security forces fired tear gas at demonstrators in central Beirut early on Oct. 18, Lebanese media said.

Dozens of people were wounded, the…

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