Amid concerns that the political crisis in the country could spark street violence, Lebanese special police forces have tightened the security around official government buildings and banks in the capital city of Beirut. Armored personnel carriers have also been deployed in several parts of the city, The Associated Press says. Lebanon’s government is currently in limbo following the resignation of several Hezbollah-allied cabinet ministers. The leader of the Hezbollah party has also insisted he will not support Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s bid to return to power.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.