Roadblocks across Lebanon as anger rises over PM pick

BEIRUT (AFP) – Protesters blocked roads across crisis-hit Lebanon yesterday to condemn the designation of Hezbollah-backed Hassan Diab as Prime Minister in a divisive vote that sparked uproar among members of the Sunni community. Diab, a little-known 60-year-old engineering professor at the American University of Beirut, was designated on Thursday with the endorsement of Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies but without backing from Lebanon’s main Sunni bloc. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin