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Lebanon's Suleiman Franjieh Announces Candidacy for President

Suleiman Franjieh made a long-expected announcement late Thursday that he will run for president of Lebanon. He says he had delayed his official candidacy to allow Christian leader Michel Aoun, a retired general and former army commander, the opportunity to withdraw from contention. Aoun is supported by the powerful pro-Iranian Hezbollah group. Lebanon's two most powerful political blocs — the pro-Syrian, pro-Iranian March 8th alliance and the pro-Saudi, pro-Western March 14th...

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