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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

Saad Hariri, who threw Lebanon into political crisis by reading out his resignation on November 4 from Riyadh, said on Sunday he planned to return within days.

UN chief warns new conflict in Lebanon would be 'devastating'

UN chief warns new conflict in Lebanon would be 'devastating'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that a new conflict in Lebanon would have "devastating consequences" and said he was engaged in intense contacts with all players to urge de-escalation.

Lebanon believes Hariri held in Saudi Arabia: official

Lebanon believes Hariri held in Saudi Arabia: official

Saad al-Hariri resigned as prime minister on Saturday in a shock declaration read from Saudi Arabia, pitching Lebanon into deep political crisis.

Lebanon presidency deadlock persists as Hariri stands by Franjieh

Lebanon presidency deadlock persists as Hariri stands by Franjieh

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri said he was committed to backing his rival Suleiman Franjieh for the presidency, indicating an almost two-year deadlock over the job will not be resolved soon.