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Lebanon on cusp of network blackout as dispute grows with telecom workers

The Lebanese government has threatened to take over the country’s state-run telecom company with the help of the army as workers continue to strike for a salary increase.
A woman reacts as retired servicemen protest to demand inflation-adjustments to their pensions outside Lebanon's central bank headquarters in Beirut on March 30, 2023. (Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s caretaker Minister of Telecommunication Johnny Corm warned Thursday of country's military likely takeover of the state-run telecom company Ogero amid a growing dispute between the government and the company’s employees, who have been on a week-long strike demanding pay increases

The news is only the latest in the full-fledged collapse that Lebanon is undergoing, as it faces an unprecedented economic crisis, political and security void.

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