February 22, 2024

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Lebanon in Crisis Amid Ministerial Resignations, Protests Over Beirut Explosion

BEIRUT—A top Lebanese cabinet minister resigned, the third in current days, as the authorities teetered on the brink of collapse pursuing tension from protesters to account for previous week’s fatal explosion in Beirut.

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm quit Monday, citing the conduct of the authorities pursuing the explosion, in accordance to the state-run Nationwide News Company. Lebanon is moving into a “critical treatment period of time,” she mentioned in a statement carried by the company.