Hariri Sees Obstacles In Way of Forming New Lebanon Government

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, Nov 21  – Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Monday his efforts to form a new government faced “stumbling blocks”, testing hopes he could quickly steer the country out of its political crisis. Hariri was named prime minister more than two weeks ago in a political deal that saw former

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Lebanon’s Hariri Named New PM, Wins Speaker’s Support

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Nov 3 – Lebanon‘s president asked Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri to form a new government on Thursday, after he won the support of a majority of MPs including the influential parliament speaker who said he would cooperate with efforts to set up the new cabinet. Hariri’s nomination is

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Hezbollah Sees New Struggle In Lebanon, Denounces Saudi Arabia

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, March 2 – Hezbollah said on Tuesday that Lebanon had been pushed into a new phase of political conflict by Saudi Arabia but was not on the brink of civil war and its government of national unity should survive. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iranian-backed group, also

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