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Lebanese politician, engineer and academic

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Hassan Diab: Lebanese politician, engineer and academic
Hassan Diab is a Lebanese politician, engineer and academic who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from January 2020 to his resignation in August 2020 in wake of the 2020 Beirut explosions. Since then, he has been the Caretaker Prime Minister. He was appointed by Lebanese President Michel Aoun on 19 December 2019 to succeed Saad Hariri, amidst the 2019–20 Lebanese protests that had caused Hariri's resignation. Prior to his premiership, he served as the Minister of Education from June 2011 to February 2014 under President Michel Suleiman.

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Lebanon’s Government Announces Resignation Amid Widespread Outrage Over Blast [Video]

Lebanon’s Government Announces Resignation Amid Widespread Outrage Over Blast

In a televised address on Monday, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced that he and his cabinet had decided to “take a step back”.

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Lebanon PM announces resignation amid turmoil [Video]

Lebanon PM announces resignation amid turmoil

Prime Minister Hassan Diab's announcement came amid growing public pressure on the government to step down following the devastating explosion in Beirut.

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Hundreds of protesters injured as anger simmers in Beirut [Video]

Hundreds of protesters injured as anger simmers in Beirut

At least 728 hurt in clashes with authorities in Lebanese capital; Prime Minister Hassan Diab calls for early polls.

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Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections [Video]

Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections

Lebanon’s prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing earlyelections for the crisis-stricken country, as police clashed withdemonstrators in Beirut following the explosion that..

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Lebanon PM: People of Beirut have a ‘right’ to be furious [Video]

Lebanon PM: People of Beirut have a ‘right’ to be furious

Lebanon's Prime Minister has told ITV News the people of Beirut have a "right" to be furious after the huge explosion which killed dozens and injured many thousands more. In his first interview since..

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UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast [Video]

UK offers aid to Lebanon as ‘rigorous’ probe promised into Beirut blast

Dominic Raab said Lebanon’s prime minister Hassan Diab told him there would bea full investigation into the devastating explosion in Beirut. A “full,thorough and rigorous” investigation has been..

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Beirut blast: People look for missing relatives; world offers aid to Lebanon [Video]

Beirut blast: People look for missing relatives; world offers aid to Lebanon

Lebanon's Beirut reels from a huge blast that killed at least 100. The powerful explosion also wounded more than 4,000 people. The blast was the most powerful ever to rip through Beirut. Intensity of..

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Beirut Blast: Aerial Footage Shows Scale of Destruction [Video]

Beirut Blast: Aerial Footage Shows Scale of Destruction

Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. Officials said the huge blast, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium..

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Those responsible for Beirut 'catastrophe' will 'pay price': PM [Video]

Those responsible for Beirut 'catastrophe' will 'pay price': PM

Hassan Diab also appeals for international assistance to help Lebanon, which is already mired in major economic crisis.

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Hassan Diab said he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is "bigger than the state."
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Lebanon urges unity to tackle crisis, says time is short

Lebanese must set aside their differences as the country has no time to lose in tackling its major financial crisis, Prime Minister Hassan Diab warned on Wednesday, saying a government recovery plan..
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Lebanon hopes for IMF aid after passing crisis plan

Lebanon hopes to secure IMF aid based on a financial reform plan approved by the government on Thursday to help the country through an acute economic crisis that could last up to five years, Prime..
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Lebanon's Berri may suspend cabinet support over coronavirus expat policy

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri threatened on Saturday to suspend his support for Prime Minister Hassan Diab's government if it did not act to bring home expatriates stranded abroad during the..
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Lebanon to default on debt payments for first time as crisis deepens

PM Hassan Diab says the country will not be making a bond payment of $1.2bn (£900m) due on Monday.
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Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon's PM Diab hosts Iranian official

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states, on Monday met Iran's parliament speaker, the first senior foreign official to visit since Diab's government..
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Lebanese parliament convenes to vote on new government

Lebanese parliament convened a session on Tuesday for MPs to hold a vote of confidence on the new government led by Prime Minister Hassan Diab, as security forces clashed with protesters nearby seeking..
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Lebanon PM asks government, banks for plan to restore confidence

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked the government and banking sector on Wednesday to prepare a plan to restore "the minimum degree of confidence" as the country faces its worst economic and..
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Lebanese PM won't obstruct budget drafted by previous cabinet

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Monday his government would not obstruct the 2020 budget that was prepared by the government of Saad al-Hariri, who quit in October.
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Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Wednesday that dismissing Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh was "currently out of the question".
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Lebanon forms government with backing of Hezbollah and allies

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Lebanon PM Diab: new government is 'a rescue team'

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab pledged on Tuesday that his new government would work to address protester demands and pull the country from its worst economic crisis in decades.
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Lebanon PM to meet president for government announcement: al-Manar TV

Lebanon's designated Prime Minister Hassan Diab is expected to go to the Baabda presidential palace "in preparation for announcing a new government", al-Manar TV said on Tuesday.
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A new Lebanese government is set to be announced on Tuesday and designated Prime Minister Hassan Diab is headed to meet with President Michel Aoun, official political sources said.
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