Facing protests, Lebanon approves emergency economic reforms

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Lebanon approved an emergency package of economic reforms on Monday, in response to a wave of anti-government protests that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri praised for breaking down sectarian barriers and restoring a sense of national unity.

Across the country, people blocked roads for a fifth day. Schools, banks and businesses closed. Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded the streets, furious at a political class they accuse of pushing the economy to the point of collapse.

The protests have been extraordinary because of their size and geographic reach in a country...


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Facing protests, Lebanon approves emergency economic reforms


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