More than 3 million Lebanese face poverty

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    More than three million Lebanese – almost half the population – are facing a tough Ramadan.

    The monthly cost of iftar, or the meal to break their fast, now costs 2.5 times the minimum wage.

    The World Bank says food prices there have become the highest in the region.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr has more from Beirut, Lebanon.

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    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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