Beirut may announce make-up of unity government on Sunday

Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora might be heading a new unity government as soon as Sunday, Israeli Radio reported Saturday. The Hizbullah-backed opposition and a mostly secular coalition that have been at odds over the government's structure since the election of former Lebanese army chief Michel Suleiman last month are progressing towards agreement, according to the report. The new unity government would reportedly have 30 ministers of both the coalition and the opposition. Three ministers would be appointed directly by President Suleiman. The breakthrough in talks was achieved with the help of Qatar's prime minister.