Tammam Salam, a U.K.-educated businessman and son of the late Lebanese Premier Saeb Salam, was appointed the country's prime minister, ending 11 months of political disagreement that blocked the formation of a cabinet.
Supporters of Lebanon’s opposition March 14 coalition clashed with police following the funeral of an assassinated security official as they held a “Day of Rage” protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Lebanon agreed to transfer funds to the United Nations-backed court probing the 2005 killing of former Premier Rafiq Hariri, Premier Najib Mikati said today, helping avert the collapse of his government.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri for the first time publicly blamed the collapse of his government in January on the leader of the Shiite Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, and its backer, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Lebanon delayed its first auction of exploration licenses for offshore oil and natural gas after the government failed to vote on decrees needed to start the bidding process, Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said.