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Lebanon’s Hariri again tapped as prime minister

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has tasked veteran politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 22, 2020
al-monitor Supporters of Saad Hariri's Future Movement Party wave the party flag and the national flag during a parade to celebrate him being tasked with forming a new government in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Oct. 22, 2020. Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images.

Lebanon receives FBI's report on Beirut port explosion

The US agency conducted an investigation into what led to the devastating August blast.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 13, 2020
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Lebanon’s Hariri says he’s 'definitely a candidate' to lead government again

The former Lebanese prime minister resigned last year amid anti-government protests, but now says he is willing to return.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 9, 2020
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Lebanon asks Interpol to arrest Russian captain, shipowner after Beirut blast

Lebanese authorities say the cargo ship carried the stockpile of ammonium nitrate to the port in 2013.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 2, 2020
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Netanyahu and Nasrallah at a standoff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched another verbal confrontation against Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, but is unlikely to opt for a preemptive strike on Hezbollah missiles.

Ben Caspit | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Oct 2, 2020
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