Lebanon’s interior minister did not resign, her office confirms

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The office of Raya al-Hassan, Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities, denied on Saturday that the minister has submitted her resignation from the government, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Al-Hassan on Saturday, said in a tweet that she had contacted the Attorney General of the Court of Cassation, who informed her that most of those detained during Friday’s demonstrations will be released with proof of residence, awaiting the completion of investigations to ascertain the availability of material evidence proving their deliberate acts of rioting, shop thefts and burning of public and private properties, according to the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA).


The Lebanese government is expected to convene on Sunday to discuss way out to the economic crisis, government sources said on Saturday.

But Al Arabiya, citing governmental sources, said no invitation for the cabinet meeting has been sent out to the ministers, so far.

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