Lebanon's capital has been rocked by a second day of unrest. Thousands of people have taken to the streets for anti-government protests, triggered by Tuesday's devastating explosion that killed more than 150 people.
Mustapha Adib was only named to take over as prime minister less than a month ago. His decision to quit comes amid a deadlock over forming the next Cabinet.
In a country convulsed by crises and outrage, Lebanon's women are often leading civil action fighting for systemic change, as Sina Schweikle reports from Beirut.
The French president marked the struggling nation's centenary by planting a cedar tree and meeting with politicians. His visit came on the heels of the designation of a new prime minister.
Anger at Lebanon's political class has galvanized a coalition opposed to the sectarian system of government. Some pledges appear achievable, but toppling the establishment will likely prove beyond tough.
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