Lebanon's Hezbollah, Christian allies to boycott government meeting

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 27, 2015 3:00 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese group Hezbollah and allied Christian politicians will boycott a cabinet meeting on Thursday, deepening a political crisis that has paralyzed Prime Minister Tammam Salam's national unity government.

Media run by Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement of Christian politician Michel Aoun, the Shi'ite group's main Christian ally, reported that Salam had been informed of the decision, but did not immediately give a reason for it.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Toby Chopra)