Lebanon
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Lebanon’s long road ahead

International | Protesters demand change as lawmakers and Cabinet ministers resign
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/10/20, 10:40 am

LEBANON: American officials are in Beirut this week, with U.S. military transports delivering relief and medical supplies as part of $15 million pledged toward recovery from last week’s massive port explosion.

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Lebanese demand change after Beirut explosion

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/20, 04:00 am

Hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces on Sunday night as they tried to gain access to the heavily fortified Parliament in Beirut. They also broke into the housing and transport ministry offices on the second day of large-scale protests fueled by last week’s explosion. So far, nine members of Parliament and two government ministers have resigned under mounting pressure.

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Aid trickles in to Lebanon

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/06/20, 06:25 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut on Thursday and promised aid but no blank checks, saying Tuesday’s explosion needs to be a turning point. “If reforms are not carried out, Lebanon will continue to sink,” Macron said. Small protests have popped up in the country as citizens decry government corruption and negligence—especially that of Iran-supported Hezbollah—that contributed to the disaster.

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