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Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the probe of violating the constitution.

Lebanese central bank governor refuses to appear before court

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Lebanese central bank governor refuses to appear before court

Riad Salameh refused to appear before the court when he was summoned to court as part of an investigation into corruption.

Lebanon judge indicts PM, 3 ex-ministers over port blast

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Lebanon judge indicts PM, 3 ex-ministers over port blast

The outgoing premier is among three former ministers who are being indicted over the Beirut port explosion that decimated much of the city.

Jumblatt signals no movement on <em>Hariri</em> government formation

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Jumblatt signals no movement on Hariri government formation

Lebanon's main Druze politician said there would be no 'white smoke' to signal that a new government formation is in the making.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sues PM's brother over blast accusation

Bahaa Hariri, who lives in exile, is reportedly being sued by Hezbollah, whom he accused of being responsible for the Aug 4 blast.

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France's Macron to visit Lebanon for third time: reports

France's Macron will reportedly visit Lebanon for the third time since the 4 August explosion to follow up on the country's progress on promised ...

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World bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon

The World Bank has urged Lebanon to swiftly form a reform-minded government.

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with ...

Lebanon president demands proof against US-sanctioned former minister

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Lebanon president demands proof against US-sanctioned former minister

President Michel Aoun has asked Lebanon's foreign minister to obtain 'evidence' of his son-in-law Gebran Bassil's alleged corruption.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after ...

<em>Saad</em> <em>Hariri</em> named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

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Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

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

Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

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Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

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.

France's 'enraged' Macron 'washes hands of Lebanon'

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France's 'enraged' Macron 'washes hands of Lebanon'

France's Emmanuel Macron has reportedly ended efforts to find a solution to Lebanon's financial and political crisis.

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force against ...

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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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 ...

Former Lebanese PM <em>Hariri</em> announces candidacy for government formation

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Former Lebanese PM Hariri announces candidacy for government formation

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said that he is a possible candidate to lead Lebanon’s government formation, ...

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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 ...

France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Clashes in Beirut 'between supporters of <em>Saad</em> <em>Hariri</em>, brother'

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Clashes in Beirut 'between supporters of Saad Hariri, brother'

Local reports suggesting the violence was sparked between supporters of ex-PM and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri ...

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

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