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France wades in to Saudi-Iranian conflict over Lebanon

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/16/17, 11:21 am

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to come to Paris for a respite from the ongoing regional tension created by his surprise resignation nearly two weeks ago. Macron said the Wednesday invite to Hariri and his family was for a few days and not an offer of political exile. Hariri caused shockwaves throughout the region Nov. 4 when he announced his resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia, where he has remained ever since.

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Lebanon caught in regional squeeze-play

International | The fight for dominance between Iran and Saudi Arabia threatens to overtake their less powerful neighbors
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/14/17, 01:28 pm

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia is the latest bombshell in a string of recent events that place Lebanon in the middle of the power play between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The events have escalated the tussle between the two major rivals in the region and could leave Lebanon facing possible sanctions or further conflict.

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Quakes real and political reshaping Middle East

International | Saudi Arabia works to counteract Iran’s growing influence
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/13/17, 02:22 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: At Saudi Arabia’s request, the Arab League will hold an “extraordinary meeting” this week to discuss “violations” by Iran in the region.

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