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Beirut violence is a setback but will be overcome – PM Mikati

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By Laila Bassam and Maha El Dahan BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Thursday’s violence was a setback for the country but would be overcome, adding that his cabinet was working to provide the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with necessary financial figures ahead of talks to pull the country out of its economic meltdown. Mikati spoke to Reuters after a deadly shooting rocked the capital Beirut as tensions over a probe into last year’s massive blast in Beirut burst into the worst street violence in more than a decade, leaving six Shi’ites dead. “Lebanon is going thr…

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