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Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Lebanon's Hariri gives new cabinet details to president

Key parties have jostled over ministries since a legislative vote in May, as officials and foreign donors warned that a delay would aggravate the country's economic troubles.

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Saad al-Hariri was speaking after meetings with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition to be formed after a May 6 parliamentary election.

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

In a post-election speech last week Hariri said the party had been expecting a better result and there had been "gaps" in how it conducted its campaign, for which people would be held responsible.

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

Lebanese began voting on Sunday in their first general election for nine years, one that is seen as unlikely to upend the country's basic contours of power but is important for economic stability.

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

The row has worsened a standoff between Berri, a Shia, and Aoun, a Maronite Christian, that threatens to ignite sectarian tensions in the run-up to a parliamentary election in May.

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies hold talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies hold talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Regional tensions have risen in recent weeks between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's surprise resignation and after an escalation in Yemen's conflict.

Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday a crisis triggered by the resignation of its prime minister was part of an "attempt to create chaos in the region", local television stations reported.

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said earlier this week that Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia on November 4, was being held hostage by Riyadh.

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri and his family to France, the French presidency said in a statement.