Government Formation

Lebanon's Army Chief Says Situation Worsening, Urges Need for Chaos Prevention

Lebanon's army chief General Joseph Aoun said on Friday the situation in the country was worsening and would further escalate as a financial crisis stokes political and social tensions. "Our responsibility is large in this period and we need to preserve the security of the nation and its stability and prevent chaos," General Aoun said in a speech to army personnel posted on the army's official Twitter account.

Hariri Set to Present Aoun with New Cabinet Lineup after Egypt Trip

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to meet with President Michel Aoun Wednesday amid wide expectations that he will present him with a new Cabinet lineup in a last-ditch attempt to break the monthslong government formation deadlock, a senior Future Movement official said Tuesday. Aoun Monday received a phone call from Hariri, who asked for a meeting scheduled between them for Tuesday to be postponed until Wednesday, the state-run National News Agency reported.