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Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigns
BEIRUT | Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced his government’s resignation on Friday after a cabinet dispute with Shi’ite group Hezbollah over preparations for a parliamentary election and extending the term of a senior security official.
Mikati’s announcement after a deadlocked ministerial meeting plunged Lebanon, already struggling to cope with a spillover of bloodshed and refugees from neighboring Syria, into… READ MORE
Lebanon to bury slain intelligence official
(Reuters) – Lebanon’s political opposition has called for a mass turnout at Sunday’s funeral for slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan, turning the ceremony into a political rally against Syrian authorities and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Hassan, who uncovered an alleged Syrian bomb plot inside Lebanon two months ago, was killed in a huge car bomb blast that also killed… READ MORE
Nine killed in Syrian-linked clashes in Lebanon
By Nazih Saddiq | Reuters
TRIPOLI, Lebanon | Clashes erupted between heavily-armed supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon’s port of Tripoli on Saturday, killing nine people and prompting Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati to rush there to try to stop the violence.
Mikati held talks with ministers and officials in the northern city, as gunmen a… READ MORE