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It’s been a nasty, beleaguered year for Lebanon. The nation has been hit by a meltdown, mass protests, financial disaster, and a cataclysmic explosion that virtually wiped out its main port.
As Lebanon sinks lower into financial ruin, foreign banks are cutting ties with the Central Bank, making it difficult for the country to purchase goods and transfer payments from abroad.
Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday he would seek to mobilise Arab efforts to provide support to Lebanon after a massive explosion destroyed parts of its capital Beirut this week.
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented crisis. The economy has sunk to its lowest. The Lebanese lira is going for 3,900 for a US dollar. In the black market it has reached the absurdly phenomenal level of 18,000 Lebanese lira for a US dollar. The World Bank has described it as one
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