Saad Hariri

New Lebanese Movement Claims 40 Percent Win of Beirut Municipal Poll

BEIRUT, May 11 – A new Lebanese protest movement said on Tuesday it had won 40 percent of the vote in weekend municipal elections and hailed the result as a blow against the political establishment even though it failed to win any council seats. Beirut Madinati (Arabic for ‘Beirut is my city’) built its support

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Saudi Arabia Halts $3bn Package to Lebanese Army, Security Aid

DUBAI, Feb 20 – Saudi Arabia said on Friday it suspended a $3 billion aid package for the Lebanese army in what a official called a response to Beirut’s failure to condemn attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran. Saudi Arabia was enraged when Iranians, protesting against the kingdom’s execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric, raided its missions last month –

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