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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri greets cheering supporters outside his home in Beirut on November 22, 2017 after announcing he had agreed to put his shock resignation on hold

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri Retracts His Resignation

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri made his long-awaited return to Lebanon on Wednesday, but instead of formally tendering his resignation and explaining his decision to the public as expected, he retracted his resignation and announced he would continue serving as prime minister.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - KREMLIN PRESS CENTRE / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (not seen) meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Sochi, Russia on September …

Lebanese Prime Minister Vows to Return Home from Saudi Arabia Soon

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned suddenly while in Saudi Arabia last week, gave an interview on Lebanese television in which he sought to dispel rumors he was forced to resign by the Saudis and promised he would return to Lebanon soon.

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives for a mass funeral of ten Lebanese soldiers at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has announced he is resigning in a surprise move following a …

TV Interview with Lebanon PM Fuels Rumors of Saudi Coercion

When Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia last weekend, it stunned his country and created a mystery that lasted for more than a week. On Sunday, another TV appearance by Hariri was filled with bizarre moments.

In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press agency, SPA, Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts during the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Countries, GCC, Interior, Foreign, Defence Ministers Joint Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Interior Ministry via AP)

Saudis, Kuwait Urge Citizens to Leave Lebanon Immediately

Saudi Arabia on Thursday urged its citizens to leave Lebanon “immediately” and to avoid traveling to the country. “The kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations,” said the statement reported by Al-Arabiya.

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Lebanese PM’s Fate in Doubt amid Saudi-Lebanon Escalation

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered its citizens out of Lebanon in its first concrete action against the Mediterranean country, while officials in Beirut demanded the immediate return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation last week in a television appearance from the kingdom, where he has been holed up since.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - NOVEMBER 06: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'BANDAR ALGALOUD / SAUDI ROYAL COUNCIL / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) receives Former Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad …

Saudi Arabia Orders Citizens to Leave Lebanon Immediately

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry asked all Saudi citizens visiting and living in Lebanon leave the country as soon as possible on Thursday, additionally advising Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from other countries.

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Lebanese PM Calls For Permanent Truce With Israel

TEL AVIV – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri urged the UN Friday to help his Lebanon reach a permanent ceasefire with Israel to end the Jewish state’s “continuous violations.”

A Lebanese Hezbollah supporter holds a picture of the militant group's Christian ally, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, during a rally in southern Beirut on May 25, 2009 to mark the ninth anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon after a 22-year occupation. Lebanon is preparing to hold parliamentary …

Hezbollah Ally Aoun Tipped for Lebanon Presidency

Lebanon’s powerful ex-premier Saad Hariri is expected to endorse Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun for president, a post that has been vacant for almost 30 months, a senior politician said Wednesday.