Lebanese presidential election postponed until June 10

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has postponed a legislative session to elect the country's president for the 19th time. Monday's announcement by the parliamentary secretariat that the session will be postponed until June 10 comes a day before the Parliament was scheduled to meet to choose a new president. Lebanon is caught in rising violence between government loyalists and the Hizbullah-led opposition that has killed more than 50 people in the last few days. The country has been without a president since Emile Lahoud's term ended in November.