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Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday a crisis triggered by the resignation of its prime minister was part of an "attempt to create chaos in the region", local television stations reported.

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said earlier this week that Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia on November 4, was being held hostage by Riyadh.

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

France's Macron invites Hariri and family to France

President Emmanuel Macron has invited Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri and his family to France, the French presidency said in a statement.

Lebanon wants good ties with Saudi, says foreign minister

Lebanon wants good ties with Saudi, says foreign minister

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Wednesday that Lebanon will continue taking steps in "a brotherly way" to resolve the issue of its prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, who resigned while in Saudi Arabia and has yet to return.

Hariri to return to Lebanon in next two days

Hariri to return to Lebanon in next two days

Saad al-Hariri will return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia within two days, he said on Tuesday, 10 days after his shock resignation as prime minister in a broadcast from Riyadh.

Lebanon's Aoun says PM Hariri's freedom restricted in Riyadh

Lebanon's Aoun says PM Hariri's freedom restricted in Riyadh

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Sunday that Saad al-Hariri's freedom was being restricted in Riyadh, the first time the Lebanese government has publicly declared its belief that Saudi Arabia is holding its prime minister against his will.

In demanding Hariri's return, Lebanese find rare unity

In demanding Hariri's return, Lebanese find rare unity

A country long divided by sectarian conflicts, Lebanon has found a rare point of unity since Saad al-Hariri's shock resignation as prime minister: Lebanese of all stripes want him to come back from Saudi Arabia and to continue his work as premier.

Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

Lebanese president calls on Saudi to explain why Hariri has not returned

Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not leave the kingdom and return home.

France wants Hariri movements' free, able to play role in Lebanon

France wants Hariri movements' free, able to play role in Lebanon

France's foreign ministry said on Friday it wanted Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri to be free of his movements and fully able to play an essential role in his country.

Lebanese politician Jumblatt says time for Hariri to return

Lebanese politician Jumblatt says time for Hariri to return

Walid Jumblatt said in a Twitter post that after a week of absence from Lebanon, "be it forced or voluntary", it was "time for Sheikh Saad to return". "By the way, there is no alternative to him," he added.

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Lebanon president says stability is 'red line' after PM quit

Saad al-Hariri's resignation stunned Beirut's political establishment, brought down the coalition government and sparked a new political crisis.

Lebanese president won't accept PM's resignation until he returns

Lebanese president won't accept PM's resignation until he returns

Lebanon's president will not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor.