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Lebanon gets new government amid deepening crisis

A new government has been announced in Lebanon - over a year after the previous administration quit following the devastating Beirut port explosion.

Najib Mikati – Lebanon’s richest man – becomes prime minister, a position he has held twice before.

  • BBC

His appointment, along with the naming of a new cabinet, ends months of political paralysis.

It comes as Lebanon grapples with some of the severest domestic crises it has faced in its history.

The value of the currency has collapsed, unemployment and inflation have soared, electricity, fuel and medicines are in short supply, and the…

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