Lebanese security forces, protesters clash ahead of vote

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Beirut: Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters trying to block MPs and ministers from reaching parliament on Tuesday for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Hassan Diab’s new cabinet. MPs are set to vote on a government policy statement that says “painful steps” are needed to address a financial crisis which has led the currency to lose a third of its value and banks to severely curb access to deposits....

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