A New Government Gives Lebanon a Reprieve

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrives at a Cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 13, 2021 (AP photo by Bilal Hussein).
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrives at a Cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 13, 2021 (AP photo by Bilal Hussein).

Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, Middle East Memo, which includes a look at the week’s top stories from and about the Middle East. Subscribe to receive it by email every Monday. If you’re already a subscriber,  adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. The long-suffering people of Lebanon might finally have some good news on the horizon. A new government finally has been formed and, critically, the International Monetary Fund will replenish Lebanon’s nearly empty foreign reserves on Thursday, depositing $1.13 billion in IMF Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, in […]

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