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Lebanese Newspaper to Close, Blaming Country's Political Problems

Lebanese daily As-Safir is to cease its print and online operations after over 40 years, editor-in-chief and publisher Talal Salman said Thursday, blaming falling revenues and Lebanon's political and sectarian problems. As-Safir, founded by Salman in 1974 with the slogan "a voice for those who have no voice," will end publication March 31. It is close to the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah. In a situation faced by print media around the world, Lebanese dailies...

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