Clashes in Lebanon as PM’s resignation accepted

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BEIRUT – Clashes were reported in Lebanon on Saturday as outgoing prime minister Najib Mikati called for a ‘salvation’ caretaker government to take over, a day after he resigned due to a political standoff with the Hezbollah movement. Local media reported that President Michel Suleiman accepted Mikati’s resignation, a move which could plunge Lebanon into further turmoil and uncertainty three months before a planned parliamentary election. The politically volatile country is struggling to cope with a spillover of violence and a wave of refugees from the two-year-old…

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