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Lebanon justice minister resigns, citing Beirut port blast

Lebanon's newly appointed Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm and Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti arrive to attend the cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/Files

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm said in a statement on Monday she had presented her resignation from the government, citing the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams

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