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Lebanon Information Minister Quits in 1st Govt Resignation Over Beirut Blast That Killed 150

Lebanon Information Minister Quits in 1st Govt Resignation Over Beirut Blast That Killed 150

Lebanon's information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of Beirut.

"After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government," she said in a statement carried by local media, apologising to the Lebanese public for failing them.