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A closed gas station in Beirut, Lebanon.

Mohamed Azakir via Reuters

Hard Numbers: Lebanese fuel subsidies slashed, Belgian terror trial, forced labor and marriage surge, Imran Khan’s bail extended

20,000: The cost of 20 liters of gas jumped by 20,000 pounds in Lebanon on Monday after the country’s central bank lifted its last fuel subsidies, following a year-long process to replace fuel and some food subsidies with cheaper social welfare programs. This was a massive price hike in a country already accustomed to price volatility and economic collapse.

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