Prime Minister Fuad Siniora of Lebanon

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Siniora was born into a Sunni-Muslim family in Sidon on April 14, 1943.
Fouad Siniora has strong ties with the international financial community.
Siniora was the main architect of the Paris II conference in November 2002 which allowed Lebanon to get US $2.
Siniora was cleared of all charges in 2003 by the parliament.
After the victory of the anti-Syrian opposition in parliamentary elections held in May and June 2005, Fouad Siniora was asked by President Lahoud on 30 June to form a government.
Siniora says that, according to the constitution, the government is legal as long as it has two thirds of the ministers, and so the Siniora government is still a totally legal cabinet.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said on Thursday that an Israel's inquiry report on the war against Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006 set the scene for a possible future conflict and failed to address "Israel's crimes against Lebanon.
BEIRUT--There was a time, not so long ago, when Fuad al-Siniora was the most vilified man in Lebanon.
Siniora is velvety and unflappable, as befits a maven of the Levantine marketplace.
Siniora receives me in his cavernous office in the Grand Srail, an Ottoman barracks that after World War I housed the French Mandatory authorities.
Siniora is dismissive: "It doesn't have to be updated or renegotiated.
Siniora is using one powerful Shiite to offset the demands of another, Mr.
Siniora says the situation was already "unsustainable" before the "catastrophe," making reform imperative.
Siniora is first to admit that, given the country's dark mood, "we cannot raise taxes, this would lead to a recession.
Siniora says the conference might happen "I hope before the end of the year," I have my doubts.
Siniora says Mottaki went 'over the limit'", Daily Star (Lebanon) (2006-08-05.
Officials said the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora has concluded preliminary talks with Moscow over the Russian.
Lebanon's Western-backed Prime Minister Fuad Siniora has agreed with Iranian officials to draw up a framework for bilateral cooperation between the two nations ahead of a possible visit by Siniora to Tehran, a.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora is set to come to Turkey for an official visit, according to a statement issued by the Turkish Prime Minister's Office on Saturday.
Fuad Siniora is the prime minister of Lebanon.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug 23 (UPI) -- Lebanon plans to lodge a complaint with the United Nations about Israeli threats to pursue Hezbollah across the border if Lebanon becomes a "Hezbollah state.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 5 (UPI) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora is set to announce a new Cabinet now that all political obstacles have been overcome, sources say.
I have called on the army to live up to its national responsibilities without hesitation or delay and this has not happened until now," Siniora said in a televised address to the nation that marked his first reaction to the sectarian clashes that have left 29 people dead in four days.
He is not free to resign," Siniora says in an interview in the May 1 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, April 24.
Siniora says Syria's President Assad will play "an effective role" in disbanding Hizbullah.
BEIRUT (AFP) Lebanon's Western-backed parliamentary majority said on Wednesday it has chosen Prime Minister Fuad Siniora to head the next cabinet of national unity under newly-elected President Michel Sleiman.
Lebanon parliament majority decides unanimously to nominate Siniora to head new government.
Siniora said at the weekend that he was no longer interested in the job but would stay on if asked.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AFP) Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said on Saturday that Egypt would supply his energy-starved country with electricity and gas, following talks with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak.
Siniora said energy ministers from both countries would hold meetings over the next few days to begin drafting agreements.
On December 15, 2006, Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Al-Siniora met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
While Prime Minister Fuad Al-Siniora was traveling to Moscow last Friday night, the Charg d'Affaires of the Russian Embassy in Beirut was receiving a delegation of the opposition, which presented him with a memorandum on behalf of national parties, forces, and political figures.
After this Russian position, and after his talks in the Kremlin, Al-Siniora had no problem saying that Moscow 'wants justice to be done in Lebanon, and supports the position of the majority in this matter.
Fouad Siniora was the right-hand man in business and politics of the slain ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri for more than 20 years.
After Hariri's assassination in February 2005 and the success of the anti-Syrian 14 March forces in elections a few months later, Mr Siniora was backed as prime minister by Hariri's son and political heir Saad.
BEIRUT - Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said on Saturday he was confident that a national unity government for Lebanon would be announced soon, but dismissed reports that it was imminent.
Siniora said he agreed with Aoun "on the portfolios and names" of new ministers, but also added that he must continue with his consultations.
Siniora said current efforts are focused on electing a president and then forming a government in accordance with the constitution.
Siniora expressed his full support of the pan-Arab initiative, and gratitude for the attention Arab countries are giving to his country in this time of crisis.
BEIRUT - Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora has called on the army to restore order and remove armed militants from the streets, following Hezbollahs takeover of west Beirut this week.
Siniora said the government cannot allow Hezbollah to impose war against the citizens of Lebanon.
A17Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said yesterday that Lebanon's president, a Syrian ally, should resign following the indictment of four top intelligence and security officials in the Feb 14 assassination of the country's leading reformer.
Siniora said he would support a new UN.
Although he noted that he is in "no position" to make a formal accusation, Siniora said there is now a "wide perception" in Lebanon that Syria had "some sort of involvement" in the slaying.
On the sensitive issue of Hezbollah's disarmament, Siniora said there is now an "implicit understanding" that the Iran-backed Shiite militia "will implement self-restraint.
Siniora said that Lebanon's fragile democracy is based on consensus and that "further dialogue" is needed to reach an agreement.
On Iraq, Siniora said the withdrawal of US.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora was expected yesterday to press President Vladimir Putin to use his influence with Syria to help defuse a political crisis that Siniora sees as a Damascus-backed coup attempt.
I think Russia can exert some pressure in this direction," Siniora said overnight, the Interfax news agency reported.
Lebanons Western-backed Prime Minister Fuad Siniora said his country has no interest in holding peace talks with neighbouring Israel at the moment.
I see no interest for US right now to discuss direct negotiations or indirect negotiations with Israel, Siniora said in an interview with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation broadcast on Wednesday.
During the latest war, the paper notes, Siniora has "become a national leader in his own right.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said his government unanimously approved the resolution on Saturday, and Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his fighters would abide by it once Israeli forces also adhered to it.
I do not think it is fair to blame the Lebanese Government The Government led by PM Siniora is trying to do and is doing a lot at this moment.
PM Siniora is trying to do a lot, to construct a dialogue and it is true that the Government has to control the territory and all the functions.
A Sunni Muslim and close ally of slain former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, Siniora has been prime minister since 2005 and headed a caretaker government since Sleiman’s election by parliament on Sunday.
She said that Siniora had gotten behind a tribunal empanelled by UN Security Council Resolution 1701 to find and prosecute those behind the murder of former Lebanese leader Rafiq Hariri, which has been blamed on Syria.