lebanon politics

Lebanon Dialogue Suspended as Christian Party Pulls Out

BEIRUT, Sept 6 – The speaker of the Lebanese parliament on Monday suspended a national dialogue of rival politicians after one of the main Christian parties walked out, deepening the country’s political crisis. Speaker Nabih Berri took the decision after the withdrawal of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) which criticised the dialogue as pointless and condemned

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Cash Crunch at Saudi Firm Casts Shadow Over Lebanon’s Hariris

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 6 – The Hariri family’s pre-eminent role in Lebanese politics is being shaken by a financial crisis at its Saudi construction firm, a development that could dilute Sunni influence in the country and leave Iran’s allies even more firmly in control. The troubles at Saudi Oger have led to a cash

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