Protests in Lebanon are continuing even as a new government under Prime Minister Hassan Diab has been sworn in.
But grassroots women’s groups, who were at the forefront of the protests since they started in October are also calling for the recognition of their rights and other marginalised groups.
Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports from Beirut, Lebanon.
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Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.
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In This Story: Lebanon
The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.
Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).