Najib Mikati

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 Prime minister-designate Najib Mikati may be able to stand up to president Michel Aoun, who has stalled government formation for nine months. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

The confirmation of Najib Mikati as Lebanon’s third prime minister-designate in a year was no surprise in his homeland. He had been touted as a repla(...)

Lebanese prosecutor investigating port explosion in Beirut filed charges against outgoing prime Minister Diab, and three former ministers. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister and three former ministers have been charged over the massive port explosion in Beirut in August, the country’s off(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  and French health minister Olivier Veran   with Arnaud Tranchant, commander of the Tonnerre helicopter carrier, off the port of Beirut. Photograph:  Stephane Lemouton/AFP/Getty  Images

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to host another aid conference to support Lebanon during a follow-up visit to blast-ravaged Beirut, in which he cautiously(...)

A man wounded by the recent explosion at Beirut port  takes a picture with the newly-appointed prime minister of Lebanon, Mustapha Adib,  in Beirut’s  Gemmayzeh neighbourhood on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Mustapha Adib has been appointed Lebanon’s prime minister to head a new government tasked with tackling a crippling economic crisis and steering Beiru(...)

Lebanese security forces stand outside the Turkish Airlines office in downtown Beirut yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Hasan Shaaban

Turkey urged its citizens to leave Lebanon after a militant group claimed the abduction early yesterday of two Turkish airline pilots travelling in a (...)

Lebanon's prime minister Najib Mikati kisses deputy prime minister Samir Moqbel after announcing his resignation at the Grand Serail, the government headquarters in Beirut today.  Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters
Lebanese prime minister resigns
  • World
  • March 22, 2013, 21:50

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced his government's resignation on Friday after a cabinet dispute with Shi'ite group Hezbollah ove(...)

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