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Lebanon's Business Leaders Demand Political Calm

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Lebanon's Business Leaders Demand Political Calm

Middle East

Lebanon's Business Leaders Demand Political Calm

Lebanon's Business Leaders Demand Political Calm

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Banks and businesses in Lebanon begin a two-day strike today as a sign of support for the embattled government. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora is calling on six resigned cabinet ministers to return to their posts to shore up the government. The murder of Christian industry minister Pierre Gemayel has put the government on the verge of collapse. Alex Chadwick speaks with Fawaz Gerges, chair of Middle East studies at Sarah Lawrence College.

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