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Lebanon seeks IMF loan

A Lebanese protester sits in front of riot police in the capital Beirut on April 28, 2020, as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energised a months-old anti-government movement in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown.

Lebanon plans to seek International Monetary Fund aid after approving an economic rescue plan setting out vast losses in its financial system as it aims to chart a way out of a crisis seen as the biggest risk to stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

Many are skeptic that the IMF conditions will only make things worse.

In the meantime, at least 10 Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have been martyred in an attack on Saturday by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Iraq’s Salahuddin Province. PMF fighters have since then taken control of the area in preparation for a possible retaliatory attack.

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