Andrew Lee Butters

Middle East Correspondent, Time magazine

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Middle East correspondent for Time magazine in Beirut, Lebanon

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Yesterday's bloody violence  has been replaced by uneasy calm as tens of thousands of protesters have gathered following Friday prayers.

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On the streets of Riyadh, women are still wearing black cloaks called abayas, headscarves and veils.

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Lebanon's fractious leaders are so unpopular that when they left Friday for negotiations in Qatar, a song called The Leaders Left Lebanon became an instant hit on music TV.

Hezbollah Gains in Lebanon, Syria Talks Peace with Israel

Lebanon's fractious leaders are so unpopular that when they left Friday for negotiations in Qatar, a song called The Leaders Left Lebanon became an instant hit on music TV.

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