World powers struck an agreement that a transitional government should be set up in Syria to end the conflict there but they remained at odds over what part President Bashar al-Assad might play in the process.
Peace envoy Kofi Annan said a
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off plans on Tuesday for early elections and formed a unity government in a surprise move that could give him a freer hand to confront Iran's nuclear ambitions.
The deal, agreed at a secret
Lebanon's newly appointed prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday he would seek forming a national unity government but warned his task would be difficult.
'In line with our commitment during the election campaign
Lebanese leaders are close to a deal on the formation of a national unity government as stipulated in an agreement that ended the country's political crisis, political sources said on Saturday.
They said the new government, in which Hezbol