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May 7, 1992 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanon's worst economic crisis in its 48 years of independence resulted in the resignation of its prime minister Wednesday. "I have resigned to save the country," Omar Karami announced after a three-hour meeting with President Elias Hrawi. The resignation is expected to quell the angry reaction to the near-collapse of the country's currency and inflation that has driven merchants to switch to dollar pricing.
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May 7, 1992 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanon's worst economic crisis in its 48 years of independence resulted in the resignation of its prime minister Wednesday. "I have resigned to save the country," Omar Karami announced after a three-hour meeting with President Elias Hrawi. The resignation is expected to quell the angry reaction to the near-collapse of the country's currency and inflation that has driven merchants to switch to dollar pricing.
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August 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Rioters including children and militia gunmen smashed windows of supermarkets and money exchanges in Shia Muslim slums Friday, the second day of protest against soaring prices in Lebanon. Rioters carrying automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades joined others in setting tires ablaze on the highway to Beirut airport, blocking traffic for four hours. Most of the attacks were in the Ghobeiry and Bir Hassan districts near the highway in south Beirut.
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August 29, 1987 | Associated Press
Rioters including children and militia gunmen smashed windows of supermarkets and money exchanges in Shia Muslim slums Friday, the second day of protest against soaring prices in Lebanon. Rioters carrying automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades joined others in setting tires ablaze on the highway to Beirut airport, blocking traffic for four hours. Most of the attacks were in the Ghobeiry and Bir Hassan districts near the highway in south Beirut.
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