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Saudi Arabia’s Bitter Lebanese Divorce

By Dominic Evans and Angus McDowall BEIRUT/RIYADH, April 5 – The waspish cartoon in a Saudi-owned newspaper summed up the anger behind Riyadh’s decision to cancel billions of dollars in military aid and suspend decades of engagement in Lebanon’s fraught politics. “The State of Lebanon: April Fool”, it read. Published on the same day that

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Iran Says Blacklisting Hezbollah May Jeopardise Lebanon’s Stability

ANKARA, March 3 – Iran accused Gulf Arab neighbours on Thursday of jeopardising Lebanon’s stability by blacklisting the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, state television said, a move likely to stoke tensions in the regional power rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) branded Hezbollah a terrorist organisation on Wednesday, opening up the

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