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In this photo made from video, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, fourth from left, arrives in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. (AP Photo)
The Latest: France sees 'negative' foreign sways in LebanonThe French presidency says it is essential to protect Lebanon from "negative" foreign influences because the country needs a "strong state."
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Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protestA rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered that a prominent activist remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia
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Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute 'life or death'Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects
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Israel fires 'warning shot' after Syrian border constructionThe Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted prohibited construction along their border
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, greets Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia and may be back in Beirut next week, seeking to dispel fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within daysLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he will return home in the coming days for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a political crisis in Lebanon
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Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days under PA controlGaza's border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade
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Saudis summon ambassador from Germany over Lebanon commentsSaudi Arabia's state news agency reports that the kingdom has summoned its ambassador to Germany for consultations following statements made by Germany's foreign minister in support of Lebanon
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Palestinians reject 'extortion' in face of US moveThe Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will not give in to "extortion" after a U.S. threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in SyriaRussia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, runners in the 8K Beirut Marathon run past a billboard with a portrait of outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Arabic that reads, "We are all waiting for you," in Beirut, Lebanon. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for FranceLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so.
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French President Emmanuel Macron and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, look on during a bus tour to visit the Volco car factory during the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency via AP)
The Latest: Again, Riyadh asks citizens to leave LebanonSaudi Arabia has asked its citizens for the second time in less than two weeks to leave Lebanon "as soon as possible" given the tension over the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri
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This photo provided on Nov. 17, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while government media reports three civilians were killed by rebel mortars. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 childrenSyrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars
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Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreakAn international aid group says one million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels
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In this picture taken Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Lebanon-based U.S. citizen Yahya Lotfi Khader shows documents during an interview with Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon-based businessmen and a media mogul who lost business in Saudi Arabia or through dealings with members of the royal family are watching an anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom to see whether it will help them win back what they lost. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmenLebanon-based businessmen who lost business in Saudi Arabia watching anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom
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Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attackEgyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert
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