Unofficial results showed Hezbollah and its political allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary election.
The high-stakes gambit backfired amid international uproar.
It's the first time he has been back after resigning as prime minister and spurring a political crisis.
After announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia, Saad al-Hariri says he will return to Beirut and clarify his position.
After previously announcing his resignation while in Saudi Arabia, the Lebanese prime minister has now suspended that decision upon returning to Beirut.
The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend
Saad al-Hariri also hinted that he could take back his resignation.
President Michel Aoun told foreign ambassadors that Hariri, who resigned suddenly while in Saudi Arabia a week ago, had been “kidnapped."
France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will.
The longstanding law lets rapists go free if they marry their victim.
Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.
The incursion by militants, including fighters affiliated to Islamic State which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria
The car bomb killed at least five people, Lebanese authorities said, including Mohamad Chatah, the country's former finance