Hizbullah-Backed Professor to Form New Government in Lebanon

(AP-New York Times) Hassan Diab, 60, a professor at the American University of Beirut and a former education minister, backed by Hizbullah, was selected Thursday as Lebanon's new prime minister. He won support from 69 lawmakers in the 128-member parliament, including the Shiite Hizbullah and Amal movements, as well as lawmakers affiliated with President Michel Aoun. But Diab failed to get the support of Lebanon's major Sunni leaders.

2019-12-20 00:00:00

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