The president derided the opposition as ‘sheep’ manipulated by foreign masters.
The president’s initial hopes for the event to be a four-day infomercial for his re-election bid have been steadily constrained by coronavirus.
Dozens were injured and thousands detained after Sunday’s disputed vote.
Hassan Diab blamed corrupt politicians who preceded him for the ‘earthquake’ that has hit Lebanon.
The move paves the way for possible future prosecutions.
High winds and waves are pounding the Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef two weeks ago.
The cabinet has been under increasing pressure after several ministers quit or expressed their intention to step down in recent days.
At least three people were rescued by firefighters in the US city, all of them in critical condition.
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city has activated a neighbourhood protection programme that will be in place ‘for foreseeable days’.
The fast food chain is alleging that Steve Easterbrook covered up relationships with employees and destroyed evidence.