Hezbollah secured the support from a majority of parliament Monday to nominate its candidate for prime minister, putting the Iranian-backed militant group in position to control Lebanon's new government.
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Qatar have left Lebanon and suspended efforts to resolve the country's deepening political crisis, according to a statement released Thursday.
Saudi Arabia has abandoned months of behind-the-scenes efforts to resolve Lebanon's political crisis over the international tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The first American ambassador to Syria since 2005 arrived in Damascus on Sunday at a time of regional turmoil and with Syrian-U.S. relations still mired in mutual distrust.
The collapse of Lebanon's unity government presents a dilemma to U.S. policymakers — support the pursuit of justice in a U.N. tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri or support a stable, secure and prosperous Lebanon.
Lebanon's year-old coalition government collapsed Wednesday amid fears that a United Nations report into the 2005 assassination of the country's prime minister will trigger a new civil war and plunge the Middle East into another conflict.
Lebanon's year-old unity government collapsed Wednesday after Hezbollah ministers and their allies resigned over tensions stemming from a U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pushed back Wednesday against a report claiming he planned to end his support for the U.N.'s Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the body investigating the 2005 assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Monday, as it prepares to issue widely anticipated indictments against Hezbollah members for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.