Lebanon: A ‘failed state’ amid a crippling economic crisis

The economic crisis in Lebanon has turned the country into a “failed state” but there “is light at the end of the tunnel”, according to the country’s economy minister.

Speaking to Sky News, Raoul Nehme said he was 100% confident an international bailout will soon be agreed.

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In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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