Independents scoop up at least 10 seats, a major achievement considering they went into the vote fragmented and facing intimidation and threats by entrenched mainstream parties.
Lebanese Information Minister Kordahi did not specify what guarantees he was seeking but they are believed to be a rollback of diplomatic measures taken by Gulf countries over his comments.
Talks between the two regional rivals have gone a "good distance", says Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
Government formation ends a 13-month vacuum that saw the Arab country slide deeper into one of the worst crises in its history.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in a visit to Lebanon threatened unspecified measures against officials obstructing the formation of a government in the crisis-hit country.
The country's deeply divided political class has so far failed to reach any consensus on a suitable candidate to be prime minister, a position always held by a Sunni Muslim.
Turkey’s top officials have visited Lebanon’s capital following a massive deadly explosion shaking Beirut this week.
Anti-government protesters gathered outside the country's interior ministry, protesting against the Lebanese speaker's security forces who clashed with them earlier, after they tried to stage a sit-in outside the speaker's residence.
Saad al Hariri’s resignation as prime minister has left Lebanon without a government for nearly three months, in a time the country has been trying to recover from a deep economic crisis.
Tuesday marks the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The road opened after security forces fired tear gas amid overnight confrontations between Hezbollah supporters and demonstrators protesting against Lebanon’s political elite.
Protesters vowed to prevent the session and demand politicians to listen to the people instead.
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