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Lebanese officials declare state of economic emergency

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s political leaders declared what they called an economic state of emergency Monday following a meeting aimed at finding a solution to the country’s economic crisis, raising concerns that more taxes will be imposed. Lebanon has one of the world’s highest public debts in the world, standing …

Lebanese newspaper publishes blank edition to protest crisis – Los Angeles Times

Lebanon’s only English-language daily is protesting the country’s deteriorating economic and political conditions by publishing a blank edition. Each page of The Daily Star’s Thursday edition bore a single phrase referring to one of the country’s problems, including government deadlock, rising public debt, increasing sectarian rhetoric and unemployment. The back …