Middle East

Lebanon gets new government after 13 months, but little optimism among wary citizens

Lebanon has ended a 13-month wait for a new government with the unveiling of a line-up that faces the daunting task of rescuing the country from economic meltdown.A new cabinet was a condition for much-needed international assistance but its ability to deliver the required reforms remains to be seen.Billionaire Najib Mikati, Lebanon’s prime minister for the third time, on Friday made an emotional statement from the presidency vowing to leave no stone unturned in efforts to save the country from…


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