Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, accusing his adversaries of political interference and citing a fear that he, like his father before him, would become the target of an assassination plot.
Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, said he spoke with Hariri by phone after the speech Saturday and, as the AP reports, he planned to work out the terms of the resignation following Hariri's return from Saudi Arabia.
The 47-year-old Sunni politician's resignation comes less than a year after his government, to which Hezbollah's political wing belongs, was formed.
Al-Sabhan met with Hariri in Saudi Arabia when the now resigned prime minister was visiting earlier this week.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun will not accept Hariri's resignation until he returns to Lebanon to explain his reasons, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now the politically hard consultations over his successor.
A spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry denied the "unfounded accusations" made by Hariri on Saturday, saying the move was meant to stir up tensions in Lebanon and was pushed for by US President Donald Trump and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. "The resignation of al-Hariri and his comments on Iran are a wake-up call to the global community to act against Iran, which is trying to turn Syria into a second Lebanon".
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.
The Saudi-owned daily also said Hariri believed he was being used as a cover by Iran and Hezbollah to "lead the country towards great adventures where he will be a pawn to cover up their actions".
Al-Hariri placed the blame squarely on Iran and Hezbollah.
In Lebanon's sectarian system the president must be a Maronite Catholic, the prime minister a Sunni and the speaker of parliament a Shi'ite.
Having Lebanon plunged in chaos and instability can only exacerbate an already messy regional scene.
His father, Rafik al-Hariri, was prime minister after Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war and was assassinated in a vehicle bombing in 2005.
Rainfall amounts could reach above 5 inches across parts of South Florida and around 1.5 in the southern tier of Central Florida. The storm will move over cooler waters as it moves northward, eventually losing its tropical designation by Monday.
On Tuesday, Graham told Fox News that "One thing I like about President Trump is he understands we're in a religious war". John McCain (R-Ariz.), pushing for the terror suspect to be sent to Gitmo and be treated as an enemy combatant.
It's expected he will win after his main challenger, former independent MP Tony Windsor, announced he would not be running. Another two politicians under scrutiny, senators Matt Canavan and Nick Xenophon, were ruled to have been validly elected.
Players can also dress up in the game to look like Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy as apart of a collaborative effort. Monster Hunter: World is a multiformat game though, and will be released on January 26 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 .
But in May 2016 - as Trump neared the top seat in the GOP's run for the White House - the Beacon wrapped up the investigation. Last week Trump labeled the deal, which gave Russia 20 per cent of the U.S.'s uranium to Russia, 'Watergate modern age'.
The mental health awareness is The Retreat contribution to a national discourse on mental health issues in Nigeria". The review quantifies how investing in supporting mental health at work is good for business and productivity.
Amazon says the service can also grant access to "people you trust, like your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner". Amazon Key is a new service for Prime members that lets you get packages delivered into your home without you being there.
As a outcome , RT and Sputnik may no longer purchase advertising on the site, although their accounts will not be suspended. The report , RT said, "implied that the channel was trying to influence Twitter users via advertising on the platform".
It's not quite the "Monster Mash", but NASA said the 22-track playlist of cosmic cries "is sure to make your skin crawl". The eerie sound is similar to the emissions recorded on Earth during the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere.
Kurdish president Masoud Barzani gives a televised speech in Erbil, announcing his intention to step down, on October 29, 2017. Tehran had closed its borders with Iraq's Kurdistan region after it voted for independence in a referendum on September 25.
If he does win the competition then he may continue as a back-up to former Arsenal man Wojciech Szczesny . It's been 11 years since Buffon became world champion, but he lost 3 Champions League finals he played.
The way the Cavaliers are playing, earning the Eastern Conference's number one seed will be a almost impossible task. The most weird development, meanwhile, has been just how bad the Cleveland Cavaliers look after eight games.
Thornton Police Department spokesman Victor Aliva told reporters , citing witness accounts, that the attack appeared "random". An hour later, the Thornton Police Department tweeted, "At this time this is not an active shooter".
A Saudi-led coalition became involved in 2015 to help prop up Hadi's government after Shiite Huthis seized the capital Sanaa. According to videos published on social media, smoke could be seen rising near Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.
She has publicly accused Weinstein of raping her twice in her apartment in 2010 and called police about it on October 26. Her allegations come after more than 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse .
The idea was that shifting the clock would mean the best hours of sunlight happened at the most opportune time of the day. Daylight saving time was used during World War I , according to several historical sources, as a way to reserve fuel.
Martinez has served as Joe Maddon's bench coach in Chicago and Tampa Bay (2008-14) for a decade but has never been a manager. In giving the Martinez, 53, a three-year contract, Nationals ownership broke with longstanding (and controversial) form.
Even so, pot smokers appear to be having more sex than their straighter-edged pals, the researchers wrote in a statement. That amounts to roughly 20 percent higher frequency of sexual intercourse for people who consume marijuana.
The campus police have also reportedly been cooperating with the local sheriff's office on the shooting probe. The campus was not placed on lockdown, and classes continued as normal for Grambling's roughly 5,000 students.
Among the dozens of women who have claimed Weinstein sexually harassed them, several women have said Weinstein raped them. She said she hasn't made any contact with Weinstein or his lawyers because she's trying to respect his therapy.
That's according to an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show , reported by our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit . Political observers are taking seriously Kid Rock's hints that he might run for the U.S.