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    Former Lebanese Prime Minister Accepts Invitation to France

    He just needs space. French President Emmanuel Macron made it clear he wasn’t offering Saad Hariri exile, but merely “a few days” in France with his family. But many are speculating about Hariri’s fate after his sudden, unexpected resignation 11 days ago — and questioning why Macron had to discuss Hariri’s travel with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Lebanese officials claim Hariri’s been held captive as part of a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. They’ve demanded his return, while Riyadh has ordered Saudi citizens to leave Lebanon.

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