Explainer-Why is Lebanon such a mess?

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By Maha El Dahan and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least six people were shot dead in Beirut on Thursday as demonstrations related to a probe into last year’s catastrophic port blast prompted the city’s worst civil violence in years. The latest bloodshed adds to the woes of a country suffering one of the world’s worst ever economic meltdowns. Here’s what you need to know about the Lebanon crises: THE PROBE Thursday’s shooting erupted as protesters headed to a demonstration called by Hezbollah and its ally Amal to demand the removal of the judge investigating the port blast. Political tension…

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