Lebanon Premier Quits as Blast Anger Builds

Aug.11 — Lebanon’s prime minister has confirmed the resignation of his government as an outraged public demands accountability for last week’s explosion in Beirut’s port, the biggest peace-time catastrophe in the nation’s history. Bloomberg’s Riad Hamade reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.”

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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