Pope Francis to meet with Lebanon Christian leaders over nation’s crisis

Pope Francis, who has promised to visit Lebanon if fractious politicians agree on a new government, said on Sunday he would meet its Christian leaders to discuss the country’s worst crisis since its civil war that ended in 1990. He told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing that the meeting… Read More Pope Francis to meet with Lebanon Christian leaders over nation’s crisis

France to bar entry to Lebanese officials blocking measures to end crisis

France said on Thursday it had started putting in measures to limit some Lebanese officials from entering the country on the grounds that they were blocking efforts to find a solution to the political and economic crisis. France has spearheaded international efforts to rescue Lebanon from its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war, but… Read More France to bar entry to Lebanese officials blocking measures to end crisis

Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri named as new prime minister

Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government that can tackle the country’s worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war. After his nomination, Hariri said he would quickly form a cabinet of specialists “with a mission to enact the economic and… Read More Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri named as new prime minister

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib steps down following failure to form cabinet

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate quit on Saturday after trying for almost a month to line up a non-partisan cabinet, dealing a blow to a French bid aimed at rallying sectarian leaders to tackle the worst crisis since the nation’s 1975-1990 civil war. Mustapha Adib, former ambassador to Berlin, was picked on August 31 to form a… Read More Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib steps down following failure to form cabinet

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns as crisis resolution fails

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would submit his resignation on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a dead end in trying to resolve a crisis unleashed by huge protests against Lebanon’s ruling elite. The Sunni politician addressed the nation in a televised address after a mob loyal to Shi’ite Muslim groups Hezbollah and Amal… Read More Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigns as crisis resolution fails