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Arab League: Hezbollah is ‘terrorist’ group

Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran’s growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran’s Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization.” CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri returns to Beirut

Saad Hariri thrust Lebanon into crisis when he resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia. BBC News – Middle East

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Hariri resignation could backfire on Saudi

All around the Lebanese capital of Beirut, posters of Prime Minister Saad Hariri have gone up proclaiming “Kulna ma’ak” — “We are all with you.” They don’t seem to be an endorsement of Hariri as a politician; rather, they appear to be an expression of solidarity with man whom the …

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Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Shyma, who was filmed eating a banana while in her underwear, is held for “inciting debauchery”. BBC News – Middle East

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Syria: Putin calls for political solution in rare Assad visit

The Russian president hosts his Syrian counterpart for talks on a peaceful settlement to the conflict. BBC News – Middle East

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Lebanese PM says he plans to return to Lebanon

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Lebanon’s Hariri to return to Beirut ‘in next few days’

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, two weeks after his shocking resignation sparked speculation that he was being held hostage in Saudi Arabia. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Syria: Russia blocks extension of chemical attacks probe

Moscow uses its 10th UN veto since the Syria conflict began to block investigative body. BBC News – Middle East

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Lebanese president: PM’s detention violates diplomatic protocol

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is being “held captive” in Saudi Arabia in violation of diplomatic protocol, Lebanon’s President said Wednesday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East

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Lebanese PM accepts invitation to leave Saudi for France

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to leave Saudi Arabia and go to France, an Elysee Palace spokewoman told CNN on Thursday. It comes a day after Lebanon’s President accused Riyadh of holding Hariri “captive”. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Middle East