A few days before his trip to Paris, Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri sat down with FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman to talk about Syria, refugees, Hezbollah, and Saudi Arabia.
Leading Sunni political figure Saad Hariri was named as Lebanon’s new prime minister on Thursday, the office of President Michel Aoun announced.
After a two-and-a-half year vacancy, the position of Lebanese head of state was finally filled Monday when veteran politician and former general Michel Aoun was elected president by parliament.
Lebanon’s former prime minister Saad al-Hariri announced his support for his political foe, Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun, to become president in a televised news conference on Thursday, a step that may help resolve the country’s political deadlock.
A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, Lebanon’s state-run news agency said.
When her daughter died in a car accident, Sawsan Abou Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, thought things could not get worse. But then it took her five days to find a place to bury her child.