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Lebanon PM to visit Saudi for first time since ‘resignation’

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he has accepted an invitation Monday to visit Saudi Arabia, returning for the first time to the kingdom where he announced a shock resignation that he later rescinded. The November 4 resignation and his prolonged stay in Saudi Arabia stirred …

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US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiative

Washington, United States | AFP | US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations that the Obama administration undermined efforts to target Hezbollah drug trafficking. The announcement comes after Politico reported that Project Cassandra, a program targeting trafficking by Iran-backed Hezbollah that could have undermined the push …

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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. In a rousing address before large crowds of supporters gathered outside his Beirut home, he pledged he …

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Lebanon’s Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped Tuesday in Egypt for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis. Hariri’s media office said he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has …

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Netanyahu to meet France’s Macron on Lebanon crisis

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu’s office said on Sunday. In a phone call on Sunday, “President Macron updated Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he …

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Lebanon’s ‘detained’ premier to travel to France

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Lebanon’s premier Saad Hariri will travel to France “in the coming days”, a French presidential source said Wednesday, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of detaining him following his shock resignation. International pressure has been mounting for Hariri to return to Beirut after his prolonged stay …

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Lebanon’s Hezbollah accuses Saudi of detaining Hariri

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP |  Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining prime minister Saad Hariri and of asking the Shiite movement’s arch-foe Israel to launch strikes. Hariri’s sudden resignation on November 4 in a statement made from Riyadh took the Lebanese political class …

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