Saad al Hariri’s resignation as prime minister has left Lebanon without a government for nearly three months, in a time the country has been trying to recover from a deep economic crisis.
In a televised address, President Maduro gave his backing to Parra as the new speaker, adding that "Guaido was kicked out of the National Assembly by the votes of his own opposition."
Turkey's Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said Turkey and its nation have never exploited the labour or natural resources of Africa or any nation.
The International Federation of Red Cross confirmed that medicine and supplies to treat patients landed in Caracas after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government gave approval.
"No one can accept, or want, any harm to happen to Lebanon," Abul Gheit says after meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Baabda.
In a statement, EU ambassadors said they reaffirmed "their strong support for the continued unity, stability, sovereignty and security of Lebanon and its people."
Protesters stormed the parliament building and attacked MPs after they voted for an ethnic Albanian as the parliamentary speaker. Eight people have been arrested over the violence.
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