Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati secures post as crises deepen

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati won the support of more than 50 legislators Thursday to stay on in his role and is now tasked with forming a government to address the country’s deepening crises. After a day of binding consultations between President Michel Aoun and parliamentary blocs, Mikati was named by 54 lawmakers while his … Read more

Lebanese parliament speaker Berri elected for 7th time

Lebanese lawmakers reelected Nabih Berri as parliament speaker Tuesday for a seventh consecutive term. The slim majority in favor of Berri was a reflection of a significant shift in public opinion in the crumbling economy on the verge of bankruptcy. His reelection was practically guaranteed – even though more than a dozen new lawmakers won … Read more