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Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near

Lebanon's Hariri signals new government near

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country's main parties.

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Voters queued at polling stations across Lebanon on Sunday to take part in its first general election in nine years - an event seen as important for economic stability but unlikely to upset the overall balance of power.

Macron appeals for calm over US Jerusalem embassy move

Macron appeals for calm over US Jerusalem embassy move

Emmanuel Macron said the decision should not "add to the instability of the region. I'm issuing a call for calm and responsibility by everyone which is essential for the efforts we are undertaking here."

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Walid Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Hezbollah was out of the question.

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his decision to resign earlier this month. He announced the shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, which is locked in a tussle with Iran.

Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

Hariri's visit to Cairo follows two weeks of deep uncertainty after he announced his resignation on November 4 in a speech from Saudi Arabia.

Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday

Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday

Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for its Independence Day celebrations.

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.

Saudi foreign minister tells Iran 'enough is enough'

Saudi foreign minister tells Iran 'enough is enough'

Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia was consulting its allies about what leverage to use against Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to end its dominance in the small Mediterranean nation and intervention in other countries.

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: sources

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister ...

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

Saad Hariri, who threw Lebanon into political crisis by reading out his resignation on November 4 from Riyadh, said on Sunday he planned to return within days.