Arab League chief resumes mediation with rival Lebanese factions

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February 25, 2008 04:04

The head of the Arab League has arrived in Lebanon to resume his mediation between Lebanon's feuding factions amid signs that a solution for the three-month presidential deadlock was still far off as the gap between the pro-government and opposition factions remained wide. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa went straight from Beirut airport Sunday to talks with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who is aligned with the Syrian-backed opposition led by Hizbullah. He later met with legislator Saad Hariri, leader of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority, to discuss efforts to implement an Arab initiative to solve Lebanon's deepening political crisis, the state-run National News Agency reported.


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