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Lebanon protests over plunging currency, several injured

Several protesters were injured in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli following demonstrations over the government’s decision to further slash the tumbling currency’s value. The pound has been pegged to the dollar at 1,507 since 1997, but the country’s worst economic crisis in decades has seen its unofficial value plummet. On Saturday, money changers told […]

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Libya bans military movement after Haftar takes control of border crossing with Algeria

Libya’s presidential council banned any military movement across the country without its approval after forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar said they took control of a border crossing with Algeria and declared it a military zone. “The Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army announces a complete ban on the movement of military units, […]

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Anti-government protests erupt in Lebanon as currency tanks

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in multiple Lebanese urban centers on Thursday, setting up burning barricades and forcing road closures as the country’s currency fell rapidly. Demonstrators hurled stones at military forces and some protesters attempted to scale a security fence outside the prime minister’s office in the capital city Beirut. Protesters chanted against […]