Lebanon leader to name Hezbollah-backed Diab as PM

Crisis-hit Lebanon’s president said Thursday he would name academic and former minister Hassan Diab, backed by Shiite movement Hezbollah, as the country’s new prime minister, ending nearly two months of political wrangling. The little-known 60-year-old engineering professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB) replaces outgoing premier Saad Hariri amid nationwide anti-government protests and the […]