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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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The Latest: Macron says trying to avoid Mideast favoritism
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments surrounding Lebanon's crisis with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation (all times local):...

Hariri says his stay in Saudi to consult on Lebanon's future

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday his stay in Saudi Arabia was to consult with officials there on the future of Lebanon and its relations with its Arab neighbors, dismissing as "rumors" reports about his alleged detention in the kingdom....

Can France's Macron bring Lebanon back from the brink?

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PARIS (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron is trying on a new mantle: Mideast peacemaker....

Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

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ADMA, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia's royal family and others in the kingdom are closely watching a new campaign led by the powerful crown prince targeting officials, princes and tycoons in the oil-rich kingdom, hoping it will help them win back what they lost over the years....

Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri's future on uncertain path

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Saad Hariri has seen a lot in his 47 years....

Jerusalem cemetery goes deep underground with tunnel burials

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- A beehive-like structure built deep underground in Jerusalem is providing an innovative solution for the holy city's chronic shortage of burial space for the dead....

Israel military chief willing to share intel with Saudis
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military chief of staff says he is willing to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia, a country that shares Israel's concerns about Iran....

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did....

AP Exclusive: Lebanese PM's brother breaks silence

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BEIRUT (AP) -- Prime Minister Saad Hariri's older brother broke his silence Wednesday over the premier's mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother's decision to step down over the "growing demands and actions of Hezbollah."...

Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis

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BEIRUT (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited Saad Hariri and his family to come to France after the Lebanese prime minister's surprise resignation earlier this month, amid allegations that Saudi Arabia is holding him prisoner....