August 11, 2020

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Beirut (AFP) – Last week’s cataclysmic explosion has ripped Beirut apart but was it strong enough to topple the entrenched ruling class whose greed and incompetence are blamed for it?The masters of Lebanon’s political pie-sharing game have not changed in decades: warlords from the 1975-1990 civil war who traded their fatigues for suits. Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the capital.Under pressure from all sides, Prime Minister Hassan Diab announcd his government’s resignation on Monday but it r…

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