Lebanon crisis

Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis

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Lebanese groups Hezbollah and Amal said on Saturday they would end a boycott of cabinet sessions, opening the way for ministers to meet after a three-month gap that has seen the economy and currency collapse further.

The groups, which back several ministers in a government made up of members from across the political spectrum, said the decision was driven by a desire to approve the 2022 budget and to discuss an economic recovery.

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The groups had been refusing to attend cabinet sessions in a dispute over the handling of an investigation into the huge Beirut port blast in 2020.

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