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Kerry Pledges Refugee Aid in Lebanon

Reuters U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday, where he pledged more aid to help Syria’s neighbors deal with an influx of refugees and press Lebanese parliamentarians to swiftly choose a new president. Lebanon has been unable to agree on a consensus candidate for president, creating a political vacuum at a time when the country is struggling to contain domestic sectarian violence while also grappling with a flood of Syrian refugees and declining economic growth. “It is an important period now to show support for the Lebanese…