As Lebanon’s economic crisis worsens, there are calls for nationwide anti-government protests on Saturday.
The government is seeking billions of dollars but so far talks with the International Monetary Fund have made little progress.
Prime Minister Hassan Diab has promised positive change – but as Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, he is being criticised for a lack of action.
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In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.