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Lebanon forms government with backing of Hezbollah and allies

22 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday under Prime Minister Hassan Diab after the Shi'ite group Hezbollah and its allies agreed on a cabinet that must urgently address an economic crisis.

Crisis-hit Lebanon on brink of forming new government

16 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Lebanon is on the brink of forming a new government, caretaker finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil said on Thursday, as pressure mounts to put forward an economic rescue plan to pull the country out of a deep financial crisis.

Ghosn 'very comfortable' after Lebanon questioning: lawyer

09 Jan 2020

BEIRUT/TOKYO Carlos Ghosn's lawyer said he was "very comfortable" with legal proceedings in Lebanon on Thursday, after the fugitive ex-Nissan boss was questioned over an extradition request from Japan where he faces financial misappropriation charges. | Video

Lebanon bans ex-Nissan boss Ghosn from travelling - judicial sources

09 Jan 2020

BEIRUT A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, judicial sources said, after he was questioned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges.

WRAPUP 1-Ghosn 'very comfortable' after Lebanon questioning-lawyer

09 Jan 2020

BEIRUT/TOKYO, Jan 9 Carlos Ghosn's lawyer said he was "very comfortable" with legal proceedings in Lebanon on Thursday, after the fugitive ex-Nissan boss was questioned over an extradition request from Japan where he faces financial misappropriation charges.

UPDATE 3-Lebanon bans ex-Nissan boss Ghosn from travelling-judicial sources

09 Jan 2020

BEIRUT, Jan 9 A Lebanese prosecutor imposed a travel ban on former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, judicial sources said, after he was questioned over an Interpol warrant issued by Japan seeking his arrest on financial misconduct charges.

Hezbollah: U.S. forces in Middle East to go home in coffins

05 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the U.S. military in the Middle East would pay the price for the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, warning that U.S. soldiers and officers would return home in coffins.

Hezbollah: U.S. forces in Middle East to go home in coffins

05 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the U.S. military in the Middle East would pay the price for the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, warning that U.S. soldiers and officers would return home in coffins.

Hezbollah: U.S. forces in Middle East to go home in coffins

05 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the U.S. military in the Middle East would pay the price for the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, warning that U.S. soldiers and officers would return home in coffins.

Ghosn met Lebanese president after fleeing Japan: sources

02 Jan 2020

BEIRUT Fugitive former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn met Lebanon's president after fleeing from Japan, where he was smuggled out of house arrest by a private security company, two sources close to Ghosn said on Wednesday. | Video

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