Lebanese PM says resignation 'out of the question'

Lebanon's prime minister says his resignation is "out of the question" after raising the possibility following the assassination of a top intelligence official last week. Prime Minister Najib Mikati's comments come at a time of growing political and sectarian tensions caused by the civil war in neighboring Syria.


Many in Lebanon blamed Syria and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah for the October 19 car bomb attack that killed the intelligence chief. Lebanon's opposition has demanded the resignation of Mikati's Hezbollah-dominated government, saying it is too cozy with the Syrian regime. (AP)