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Lebanon conference raises $298M - organizers

The international donor conference for Lebanon managed to raise $298 million in emergency aid, the event's organizers revealed on Sunday.

French President Emmanuel Macron urged donors to help the people of Lebanon, claiming that the future of the country and the region depend on the other nations' willingness to help. His United States counterpart Donald Trump stated that the US stands ready to help Beirut, but stressed that a "transparent investigation" is needed to determine the cause of the explosion.

Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations in Lebanon's capital continued, as some protesters reportedly clashed with the country's security forces.

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