Lebanon boasts the highest human development indices in the Arab world beyond the oil-rich Gulf states. But battered by serial wars, the country is now trying to shake off influential neighbors that see it as a playground for their proxy battles. Once known as the Paris of the Middle East, Beirut, its capital, is today a regional hub for advertising, finance and law.
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