Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Calm was restored to Sidon in southern Lebanon on Saturday, a day after demonstrations in solidarity with Sunni preacher Sheikh Assir swept the city following clashes between his militia and the Lebanese armed forces. Political tensions remain,...
Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Several thousand supporters of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Assir took to the streets of Sidon, Tripoli, Beqaa and Beirut on Friday in solidarity with the Sunni cleric whose whereabouts remain unknown. Assir fled his base in Sidon after Lebanese military...
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