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Middle East Lebanese Gov't Collapses Charles Dharapak

Lebanese Gov't Collapses

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is in Washington to meet with President Obama, but he may want to hurry on home: His government collapsed on Wednesday, as 11 Hezbollah ministers resigned their posts. The collapse came after reports that the U.N. tribunal investigating the murder of Rafik Hariri, Saad Hariri's father and a former prime minister of Lebanon, could indict members of Hezbollah. Some are now fearful that the collapse could lead to an outbreak of sectarian violence.

January 12, 2011 6:37 AM