• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

New government breaks deadlock

Lebanon announced a new government yesterday, breaking a 10-month political deadlock during which spill-over violence from neighbouring Syria worsened internal instability.

A caretaker government has run the country since prime minister Najib Mikati resigned in March as parties aligned with the Shi'ite Hezbollah movement and a Sunni-led rival bloc.

Among the top posts announced, former energy minister Gebran Bassil is foreign minister, former health minister Ali Hassan Khalil takes the finance portfolio, while Nouhad Machnouk is interior minister.

Contextual targeting label: 
Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.