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France looks to rally aid for Lebanon, but no bailout

Dec 02, 2020 - Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — France is hosting an international video conference on humanitarian aid for Lebanon Wednesday, amid political deadlock in Beirut that has blocked billions of dollars in assistance for the cash-strapped country hit by multiple crises.

The meeting, organized by France and the United Nations, is the second since the disastrous Aug. 4 explosion that destroyed Beirut's port and wrecked large parts of the capital. The blast, which also killed over 200 people and wounded thousands...