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Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

The row has worsened a standoff between Berri, a Shia, and Aoun, a Maronite Christian, that threatens to ignite sectarian tensions in the run-up to a parliamentary election in May.

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies hold talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia, Arab allies hold talks on Iran, Hezbollah

Regional tensions have risen in recent weeks between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's surprise resignation and after an escalation in Yemen's conflict.

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.