I found it interesting the way news organizations across the globe wrote headlines about Lebanese politicians finally agreeing to a cabinet formation. Some headlines (in no particular order):
Associated Press: Rival Lebanon factions agree on unity government
AFP: Lebanon's Hariri to announce new govt
Voice of America: Lebanon Opposition Agrees to Unity Government
Tayyar: Bassil meets Hariri to convey opposition's approval of government lineup
Jerusalem Post: Lebanon: Factions agree on unity gov't
Xinhua: Reports: Lebanon's new cabinet to be formed in two days
Daily Star: Cabinet formation expected within next 48 hours
The National: Hizbollah agrees to cabinet proposals
Journal of Turkish Weekly: Lebanon Opposition Agrees To Unity Government
Naharnet: Suleiman: Government a 'Lebanese Product' for the First Time
RTTNews: Hezbollah Ends Political Impasse In Lebanon By Agreeing To Join Unity Government
Islam Online: Lebanon Opposition Okays Unity Govt
Euronews: Lebanon opposition agrees to form government
Earth Times: Lebanon's rival factions agree on national unity cabinet - sources
Press TV: Lebanon's Hariri set to announce new govt
ABC News: Lebanon Set to Form Government With Hezbollah: Hezbollah Is Listed as a Terror Organization by Washington
BBC: Lebanon government accord reached
Reuters: Opposition to join Lebanese coalition
There are those who emphasize "unity," those who make a point to say "opposition agrees," and those who say it was Hizbollah's fault it took so long. Not one of them mentions Aoun.
I found nothing in the New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, Spiegel, CNN, etc. Maybe they just don't want to report something that might not happen? After all, there is this: Cabinet Policy Statement New Point of Contention As a great New York Yankees catcher once said, "It's deja vu all over again."
Apologies for not covering the papers in Arabic - my Arabic is really bad and takes me quite a long time to read it. Maybe I'll try to focus on it later?
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