“Weekly grocery bills can equal months of a typical family’s income. Banks are refusing to let people withdraw money. Basic medicines are often unavailable, and gas-station lines can last hours. Every day, many homes lack electricity … It’s a shocking turnaround for a country that was one of the Middle East’s economic success stories in the 1990s.” NYT on a big story that’s getting little attention: Lebanon’s Crisis.

+ 6 killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar.