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Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows on Banque du Liban’s not-banktrupcy + the weather

The dampened newsflow courtesy of Ramadan meant another slow night on the talk shows. With not much happening locally, the country’s talking heads shifted their attention to Lebanon and the confusion that erupted when the country’s deputy prime minister said the central bank had gone bankrupt. Both Al Tasea (watch, runtime: 1:04) and Al Hekaya (watch, runtime: 10:43) cleared up the misunderstanding. We have more on the kerfuffle in our Around The World section, below.

It’s getting hot in here: We’re in for highs of between 38-39°C over the next few days, head of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority’s analysis and forecast center Mahmoud Shahin said in a phone-in with Al Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 2:31). Shahin warned people against direct exposure to the sun while fasting and stripping off layers too quickly.

Your mandatory Ramadan drama coverage: Touba star Diab virtually joined Adib to praise his co-stars (watch, runtime: 4:07), while Al Tasea showed Al Ekhtyar 3 some more love (watch, runtime: 2:23).

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