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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Swiss launch Lebanon central bank embezzlement probe

Lebanon’s central bank governor hit by another scandal: Switzerland’s attorney general is investigating allegations that Lebanon’s central bank governor Riad Salameh and his brother embezzled more than USD 300 mn of central bank money, the Financial Times reports.

Tensions are rising on the Israel-Gaza border after a weekend of clashes in Jerusalem between Palestinians and far-right Israelis yesterday prompted a volley of rocket fire into Israel from militant groups in Gaza, the Associated Press reports.

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