Lebanon crisis in focus as bank hostage taker surrenders

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A man who held employees hostage at a bank in the Lebanese capital has surrendered.

He wanted to withdraw money from his account, but Lebanon imposed restrictions on how much cash people can take out, as the economy worsened.

Many in Lebanon feel they are paying the price for a financial collapse for which they believe politicians and banks are responsible.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.

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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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