Lebanese politicians resume talks
Leaders of Lebanon's political factions resumed talks Friday over the fate of the pro-Syrian president and whether Hizbullah should disarm. 14 politicians, pro- and anti-Syrian, Christian and Muslim, have been trying since March to resolve the most crucial issues facing Lebanon since Syrian forces withdrew from its territory a year ago.
According to the AP, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, said after the last meeting earlier this month that the issue of the presidency would top the agenda of Friday's session.
President Emile Lahoud, a close ally of Syria, has refused calls to step down made by anti-Syrian factions.