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Saudi Arabia aims to sway Lebanon elections

Two weeks ago, a diplomatic visit went largely unnoticed by media in the Lebanese city of Baalbak, a traditional power base for the Hezbollah political party located east of the Litani River. The two Gulf state diplomats arrived on a clear Friday and were taken on a tour by Baalbak’s mufti, Sheikh Khaled Salah. Walid […]