Monday, May 19, 2008

Qatari mediator pushes proposals at Lebanon talks

By Nadim Ladki

DOHA, May 19 (Reuters) - Qatari-led mediators tried on Monday, the fourth day of tense negotiations in Doha, to nudge rival Lebanese leaders towards agreement on proposals aimed at ending their political crisis.

The Qatari prime minister made detailed proposals to the two sides on Sunday night and held talks with the rival leaders in the early hours of Monday, delegates said.

The Arab League intervened last week to end Lebanon's worst domestic fighting since the 1975-90 civil war and invited the country's feuding U.S.-backed government and Hezbollah-led opposition To talks in Qatar.

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