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Maronite church sets terms to PM Hariri over new cabinet

Lebanon‚Äôs top Christian cleric urged Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Sunday to avoid back-door deals and to quickly form a new government that will start lifting the country out of financial crisis. Veteran Sunni politician Hariri was named premier for a fourth time on Thursday, a year after huge protests …

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Michael Aoun promises he will pick Lebanese PM

Michel Aoun

Lebanon‚Äôs President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday he would fulfill his duty in designating a prime minister but put the onus on the new premier to launch moves to pull the country from financial crisis. Sunni leader Saad al-Hariri is poised to be named prime minister at formal consultations on …

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Still acting Lebanese PM warns about slashing subsidies

Lebanon‚Äôs caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Friday any step to lift subsidies now on vital goods would be unacceptable and would cause a ‚Äúsocial explosion‚ÄĚ. In a televised address, Diab, who resigned two months ago after a huge explosion damaged much of Beirut and worsened the country‚Äôs economic …

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Hezbullah allies propose solution to political deadlock

A party founded by Lebanon‚Äôs Christian president made a proposal to end a dispute that has blocked the formation of a new cabinet and threatened a French drive to lift the country out of its worst crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. The proposal, put forward on Saturday, involved handing …

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