Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Paris on Saturday as part of French mediation efforts aimed at trying to ease tensions across the region. Hariri’s resignation on November 4 threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it centre-stage in West Asia’s overarching rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and its allies and a bloc led by Shi’ite Iran. French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed Hariri with a warm embrace at the Elysee Palace for talks and a family lunch, leveraged ...
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First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 01:17 IST