Former Bank of Lebanon governor dies

Edmond Naim, who as governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon from 1985-1991, kept the country's finances functioning during the last five years of the civil war, has died at the age of 88.

Parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri said Naim died on Monday 23 January from an illness. He was the oldest member of the legislature, to which he was elected last year as a representative of the Lebanese Forces, a Christian party.

Naim trained as a lawyer and wrote several legal books in Arabic and was considere