Monday, March 25, 2013

PM Mikati's Resignation Throws Lebanon into Turmoil

Updated: MAR 25, 2013

The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has sparked off some violent clashes in his hometown of Tripoli.
Lebanon's state news agency NNA reports Alawite and Sunni Muslims threw rocks and fired bullets at each other over the weekend injuring at least three people.
Mikati stood down last Friday after the deeply divided cabinet failed to approve a commission that would oversee elections slated for June as well as a range of other disagreements.
Lebanon has been in the grips of deep instability due to the turmoil in neighboring Syria.
Alawite Muslims support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Sunnis want him out.

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