This picture taken on August 19, 2020 shows a view of the landmark Le Gray hotel in the centre of Lebanon's capital Beirut overlooking the Martyrs' Square, as a banner is hung across its facade reading in English "Stay strong! Together we shall riise once again, see you soon", and a giant Lebanese national flag hung over the facade of the neighbouring building, in the aftermath of the monster blast that ravaged the city earlier in August.  / AFP / JOSEPH EID
Lebanon’s inflation rate soared in February with transportation, health, food, clothing and various other items becoming costly, the latest official figures show. AFP

Lebanon's inflation hits 215% in February as economic meltdown worsens