Protests have been mounting in recent weeks, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over several corruption indictments and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Paris has handed the probe to investigating magistrates over the colossal blast that killed 171 people, injured thousands and displaced some 300,000 people.
The currency crisis is part of a wider economic meltdown that poses the biggest threat to the stability of import-reliant Lebanon since the 1975-90 civil war.
"We will experience the worst recession in the history of the federal republic" founded in 1949, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said in Berlin.
Lebanon, which formed a new cabinet amid a financial crisis and mass protests against poor governance, hopes it can restore confidence and secure urgent funding from foreign donors.
The UN calls the situation in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. With 24 million people facing starvation and famine and at least 65,000 killed, the Saudi-led coalition continues to fuel the war.
An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5 percent higher, spurred early gains in Asia on Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break.
Africa's second-largest country is in a state of crisis, brought on by decades of conflict, plundering and Ebola outbreaks. With elections expected in December, can the DRC's media hold up under mounting pressure on what they say and about whom?
There was fighting to the south of the key port city and near its airport on Thursday with reports that at least four Emerati soldiers and 22 Houthi rebels had been killed since the Saudi-led coalition attacked the Shia rebel-held city on Wednesday.
Youth unemployment is driving young Algerian men to attempt dangerous sea crossings for a more prosperous future. But many worried parents have yet to hear from their children since they left.
Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition said they made strides during the talks but needed more time. The next round of talks will begin in the Dominican Republic on January 18.
The two sides failed to come to terms in a prior round of talks last December, when they concluded by saying they had made progress but needed more time. In the new round, they are seeking to reach an agreement to ease economic and political crisis.
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