Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisisBy Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut for the first time since he quit abruptly on Nov. 4 in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia. Top Lebanese officials have said Riyadh forced him to quit and held him in the kingdom.



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