A car bomb exploded in a Hezbollah stronghold in east Lebanon today, killing four people and wounding 26, the official National News Agency said. It was the latest in a string of attacks on the militant group since it joined the Syrian government’s fight against insurgents.
The United Nations prosecutor investigating the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri filed his indictment after tensions over the probe brought down the country’s government last week.
Lebanon’s government will still be able to pass this year’s budget, even if the Shiite Hezbollah movement and its allies object to an article that allocates funds for a United Nations court investigating the killing of former premier Rafiq Hariri , a senior official said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah met today with Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman in Beirut amid tension over possible indictments in the 2005 killing of former Lebanese Premier Rafiq Hariri .
Thousands of Lebanese rallied in Beirut today on the seventh anniversary of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s killing, as supporters expressed support for Syrians seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Lebanese billionaire Najib Mikati built his fortune by investing in telephone networks as civil war raged. Now, as the country’s next prime minister, he may need his talent for connecting people to avoid further conflict.
The Shiite Hezbollah movement’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said his group and its allies “unanimously” decided not to support the renomination of Saad Hariri as prime minister of a new government in Lebanon.