Lebanon rape law: Wedding dresses hanged in protest

What appeared to be more than 30 white wedding dresses were hung from nooses, strung up between the palm trees.

Lebanese law currently allows a rapist to be exonerated if he marries his victim.

The activists are pressing to have the legislation abolished at an upcoming session of parliament.

Minister for Women's Affairs Jean Oghassabian described the article as being "from the stone age".

"There are 31 days in a month and every single day, a woman may be raped and forced to marry her rapist," said Alia Awada from the non-governmental organisation Abaad.

Channel 9 should release review of 60 Minutes Beirut story, says Peter Greste

Channel 9 has completed part of its review into the 60 Minutes child abduction story in Beirut. Greste, an Al Jazeera journalist who spent more than a year in an Egyptian jail, has said the review should be made public, but it is unclear if and when it will be.

Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

They chanted "revolution, revolution" while setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including the resignation of a Cabinet minister.

It signaled the most significant public outburst of anger against a dysfunctional system of government, but demonstrators have yet to chart a clear path toward change.

Police, anti-government protesters again clash in Beirut

The clashes broke out shortly before sunset Sunday when angry protesters tried to break through barbed wire leading to the government's headquarters.

Police also beat back protesters with clubs. The protesters hurled stones and water bottles at the force, injuring at least two who were seen whisked away by their comrades.