Lebanon

Captain Ed is keeping us up after the failed agreement on the presidency there.

The Lebanese Army has taken control of the nation as an impasse over Lebanon’s presidency continues. Emile Lahoud, the Syrian-backed president until his term ran out yesterday, announced a state of emergency, which Prime Minister Fouad Siniora immediately repudiated. The Army, meanwhile, has taken a low-key approach to control, and Lebanon has mostly held its collective breath: