Lebanon’s Government Resigns After Protests, Deadly Beirut Explosion

Lebanon’s Government Resigns After Protests, Deadly Beirut Explosion

  • Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his cabinet step down amid pressure on Beirut following blast

BEIRUT—Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and his cabinet resigned Monday under pressure from protests that have sought to overturn the country’s political leadership following last week’s deadly explosion that devastated large parts of central Beirut.

“I set out to combat corruption, but I discovered that corruption is bigger than the state,” said Mr. Diab in a televised address. “I declare today the resignation of this government. God bless Lebanon.”…