Lebanon's political impasse has deepened after a tentative deal on a new prime minister unraveled, leaving the country rudderless as it grapples with the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
In Tripoli, a soup kitchen is the main attraction at Sahet Al-Nour, the main site of demonstrations. Thousands have flocked to the kitchen since the protests started in October. In a city where poverty is at 57%, charity is essential to people's lives. CNN's Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports.
France will host an international conference on Lebanon on Dec. 11, France's foreign ministry said, adding that the meeting aimed to push Beirut to quickly create a government that could restore the economic situation in the country.
Lebanon's leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister on Sunday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis.
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