A massive bomb has exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing at least five people, among them former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah. He was a key supporter of anti-government rebels in Syria.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced on a Paris visit that he will soon travel back to his country. Hariri's recent resignation is seen as the latest fallout of the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Saad Hariri has arrived back in Lebanon after quitting his post as prime minister from Saudi Arabia and spending weeks outside the country. The resignation set off rumors that the Saudis were keeping Hariri captive.
Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri has held talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. After the meeting, he reiterated that he would return to Beirut next week.
Iran has denied interfering in Lebanon, whose premier remains in Saudi Arabia. Saad Hariri says he can move freely in Riyadh and plans to return to Beirut "very soon."
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