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Saudi Arabia orders citizens out of Lebanon over Iran connections

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/17, 11:30 am

Saudi Arabia ordered all of its citizens to leave Lebanon on Thursday amid escalating tension between the two nations over Iranian influence. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned earlier this week while on a trip to Saudi Arabia. Since then, Hariri has not returned to Lebanon, and there are questions about whether he is free to do so. Friends in Hariri’s political party, which has historically aligned with Saudi Arabia, demanded his return Thursday.

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Everyone’s been using Russia for opposition research

International | New evidence reveals Russian lawyer also met with Clinton campaign consultant
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/08/17, 03:25 pm

RUSSIA: Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, whose meetings with Donald Trump Jr. were dissected ad nauseum this summer, met before and after those meetings with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.

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Saudi crown prince upends old order

International | Recent moves suggest Saudi Arabia is working to curb Iranian influence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/06/17, 12:34 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: A series of weekend events centered in Riyadh, the capital, may further raise tension in a fractured Middle East. In a midnight sweep Saturday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered arrests of top officials and clerics and barred all members of the royal family from leaving the country. Billed as an anti-corruption crackdown, the detentions effectively consolidate power for the 32-year-old heir apparent to King Salman.

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