The Oklahoman

Lebanon forms new government, breaking yearlong deadlock


BEIRUT – Lebanon’s new Prime Minister Najib Mikati pledged Friday to halt the country’s dramatic economic collapse, urging fractious politician­s to work together after a new government was announced – the first in over a year. Holding back tears, Mikati, one of the richest men in the country, spoke about Lebanese mothers who cannot feed their children, and students whose parents can no longer afford to send them to school. “The situation is difficult but not impossible to deal with if we cooperate,” Mikati said.

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