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March 23, 2013 11:00 am

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati Resigns

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WSJ – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Najib Mikati resigned on Friday effectively dissolving the government and thrusting the country into political uncertainty at a time when the conflict in Syria is sparking sectarian tensions here.

Mr. Mikati’s resignation came as a result of a disagreement with the cabinet over extending the mandate of the Internal Security Forces Chief Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi.

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