Lebanon’s caretaker PM supporters rally in Beirut
29 December 2019 | 10:50 am
Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri rally in Beirut to demonstrate against the appointment of Lebanese prime minister-designate Hassan Diab.
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