World Dec 19

Hassan Diab talks to the media after being named Lebanon's new prime minister, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon December 19, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Hezbollah-backed professor to form new Lebanese government

Lebanon's president Thursday asked a university professor and former education minister supported by the militant Hezbollah group to form a new government, breaking a weeks-long impasse amid nationwide mass protests against the country's political elite.

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