Lebanon's politics paralyzed by regional conflict

November 13, 2014 11:38 AM

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Lebanon's politics paralyzed by regional conflict

BEIRUT (Reuters) - With Lebanon's most powerful political parties funded and often directed by regional powers, the country has for decades been affected by events in the Middle East.

But extraordinary chaos is exploding around the tiny Mediterranean state and Lebanon's leaders have tried to isolate themselves as best they can. The result has been a near complete shutdown of Lebanese political life.

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