Saad Hariri named new Lebanese prime minister amid growing crisis
By Abiodun Ogundairo
23 October 2020 | 10:46 am
Lebanon's former premier, Saad Hariri, has been asked by the president to form the next government. Hariri, who resigned almost a year ago amid nationwide protests, will face a host of economic and social challenges.
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