LEBANESE LEGISLATORS IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR PEACE TALKS
BEIRUT — Lebanese legislators, meeting in Saudi Arabia for talks on Lebanon's civil war, have the country's future in their hands, according to the head of the Muslim cabinet that rivals a Christian government in Lebanon. The talks, which began Saturday, came amid a cease-fire in Lebanon between Syrian-backed Muslim militias and Christian forces. The meeting ``could be the last chance for peace in Lebanon,'' said Selim Hoss, acting prime minister of the Muslim government.
Fighting ceased last week under an Arab League-sponsored peace plan that called for the talks. But the warring sides are split over Syria's military presence and Muslim demands for more power.