Lebanese PM visits troops at border with Israel while Saudi Arabia evacuates families of diplomats
Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister has visited troops deployed near the border with Israel, and Saudi Arabia is evacuating families of diplomatic staff because of clashes between Hezbollah militants and Israeli troops.
Lebanon warns Palestinian president that troops may intervene if clashes continue in refugee camp
Lebanon's caretaker prime minister has demanded an end to the volatile clashes in the country's largest Palestinian refugee camp, warning that troops may have to intervene if the deadly violence doesn't stop.
'Get up!' Pope prays that Lebanon can get back on its feet
Pope Francis says he's praying that God will help Lebanon “get up” and get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has thrown three quarters of the country’s 6 million people including a million Syrian refugees into poverty.
Diplomat tapped to be PM in crisis-hit Lebanon
BEIRUT A Lebanese diplomat was appointed to form a new government in crisis-hit Lebanon on Monday after winning the backing of major political parties. Lebanon's president is holding consultations with heads of parliamentary blocs to designate a new prime minister for the crisis-stricken country, with a career diplomat poised to win the job Monday. Macron and other world leaders as well as the International Monetary Fund have refused to give assistance to Lebanon before its leaders enact major reforms. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri emerged from his meeting with Aoun on Monday, telling reporters his 18-member bloc had given its backing to Adib. Adib, who has been Lebanons ambassador to Germany since 2013, served as an advisor to one of Lebanons former Prime Ministers, Najib Mikati.