Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati
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Najib Mikati: Lebanon PM to resign after car bombing

20 October 2012 Last updated at 20:03 BST

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has tendered his resignation, following Friday's car bombing which killed the head of intelligence.

He has been asked to stay on by the President in the national interest.

The development followed an emergency cabinet meeting in Beirut. Many Lebanese have blamed Syria for the blast, and there have been violent anti-Syrian protests in several Lebanese cities.

Wyre Davies reports from the Lebanese capital.