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President Michel Aoun named Hariri to form a new cabinet to lift the country out of crisis after most parliamentary blocs backed his nomination.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is holding meetings with the country's parliamentarians to name a new prime minister.

Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

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Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said the country's next prime minister will have to lead reforms and battle corruption.

Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

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Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

'I will send a delegation to talk with all the main political blocs, to ensure that they are still fully committed' to Macron's initiative, said ...

Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

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Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

Lebanon's presidency has announced parliamentary consultations to name a new prime minister will begin next week.

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Macron accuses Lebanon leaders of 'betrayal' over government failure

French President Emmanuel Macron accused Lebanon's leaders of "collective betrayal" over their failure to form a government in the wake of the giant blast at the Beirut port in August.

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Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even ...

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Lebanon PM-designate steps down amid impasse over government formation

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigned on Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, ...

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France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

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US sanctions 2 Lebanon-based firms, Hezbollah-linked person

The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Lebanon PM presses on with crisis cabinet line-up effort

Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib has said he will continue attempts to form an emergency cabinet despite missing a ...

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

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France 'regrets' Lebanon has not yet formed government

France 'regrets' Lebanon has not formed a government as per President Emmanuel Macron's deadline.

Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

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Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

The new sanctions were a rare move by Washington targeting politicians close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Italy's premier urges Lebanon to form cabinet, start reforms

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Italy's premier urges Lebanon to form cabinet, start reforms

Giuseppe Conte is the latest senior foreign official to visit Lebanon after the August 4 blast in Beirut's port that killed 192 people, wounded ...

Lebanon's <em>Adib</em> pledges to form cabinet within two weeks

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Lebanon's Adib pledges to form cabinet within two weeks

Mustapha Adib will begin talks to form a crisis government tasked with pushing through urgent reforms to lift the country out ...

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was named.

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Macron says Lebanon has 'last chance' to fix system

Macron's visit to Lebanon has been seen as a vital to the country's economic and political future.

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Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri urges change to confessional system

Lebanon's Nabih Berri called for a change to the country's confessional political system.

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Lebanon blast could cost more than $8bn: World Bank

The Beirut port blast that killed more than 180 people in Lebanon caused more than $8 billion in damage and economic loss, the World Bank said ...

Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

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Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

In a televised speech, Mustapha Adib said there is 'a need to form a government in record time and to begin implementing ...

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Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's new PM-designate

Mustapha Adib was nominated to become Lebanon's new prime minister on Monday.

Lebanon names diplomat <em>Mustapha</em> <em>Adib</em> as new PM

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Lebanon names diplomat Mustapha Adib as new PM

Lebanon has named diplomat Mustapha Abid as the country’s new premier on Monday, in a bid to steer the country through a deep economic ...

Lebanon diplomat tipped to become country's new PM

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Lebanon diplomat tipped to become country's new PM

Lebanon will start consultations to name a new premier, with the envoy to Berlin emerging as a front-runner ahead of French President Emmanuel ...

Lebanon protest camp closes ranks after blast

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Lebanon protest camp closes ranks after blast

Dozens of Lebanon's main opposition groups and parties on Sunday announced a common position and plan to tackle the country's multiple crises.

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