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Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours

SHAFAQNA - Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a source close to Hariri told Reuters on Thursday. Hariri…

Saudi Detainment of Hariri Hostile Act against Lebanon: President Aoun

SHAFAQNA- For the first time in twelve days, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said it frankly: Premier Saad Hariri is held by Saudi authorities in Riyadh. The Lebanese President on Wednesday, described the move as a hostile act against Lebanon,…

Disgraced Lebanon PM Hariri's Interview Feeds Perception of Saudi Captivity, Pressure

SHAFAQNA - Lebanon's President Aoun said the interview was a Saudi move to sow "confusion, and we cannot take it as true or made by Hariri's own free will." By any standard imaginable, Lebanese (ex-)Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Sunday…

Grim Hariri stands in queue to salute Saudi king (Video)

SHAFAQNA- Footage broadcast on the Saudi Arabia state television shows Saad Hariri, who has been in the kingdom since controversially resigning there as Lebanon’s prime minister, waiting in a queue to salute the monarch. The video…

Iran FM spokesman rejects anti-Iran remarks by Lebanon’s Hariri

SHAFAQNA- Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the anti-Tehran remarks by Saad Hariri, who stepped down as Lebanese prime minister on Saturday. “Mr. Hariri’s sudden resignation and announcing it in another…

Hariri rejects Israeli claims about ‘missile factories’ in Lebanon

SHAFAQNA- Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has rejected Israel’s claims that Iran is building factories to produce missiles in Lebanese territory, accusing the Israeli regime of carrying out “deception campaigns.” In an…

Can Hariri coexist with a strong Christian president in Lebanon?

SHAFAQNA- In potentially the most abrupt U-turn in Lebanese politics since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 between Hizbullah's Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the Free Patriotic Movement's former-PM General Michel…