Saad al-Hariri

Hezbollah Adversary Hariri set to Return as Lebanese PM

Lebanon’s president asked Sunni Muslim leader Saad al-Hariri to form a new government on Thursday after he won the support of a majority of MPs and the endorsement of the influential parliament speaker.

Saad al-Hariri

Cash Crunch at Saudi Firm Casts Shadow Over Lebanon’s Hariris

The Hariri family’s pre-eminent role in Lebanese politics is being shaken by a financial crisis at its Saudi construction firm, a development that could dilute Sunni influence in the country and leave Iran’s allies even more firmly in control.

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Bomb Blast in Central Beirut Aimed at Bank: Minister

Lebanon’s central bank has pushed its commercial banks to heed the U.S. act, and Blom Bank is one of those that has closed accounts belonging to people suspected of links to Hezbollah. The group had no immediate comment on the blast.