Lebanese government talks on hold
Talks to form a new Lebanese government have been postponed for a week.
The two-day consultations had been scheduled to start on Monday after Hezbollah and its allies quit the Western-backed government last week, forcing it to collapse.
The crisis stems from tensions over a UN tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri.
The Shiite militant group led by Hassan Nasrallah walked out of the government when prime minister Saad Hariri - the dead man's son - refused to disown the tribunal.
Many expect Hezbollah to be named in upcoming indictments, and President Michel Suleiman said he delayed the talks to best serve the "national interest."