Hariri rescinds resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis. It was triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks. His coalition government, which includes the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, reaffirmed a state policy of staying out of conflicts in Arab states, Reuters reports. Lebanese officials said Saudi Arabia had put Hariri under effective house arrest until an intervention by France led to his return to Lebanon, but both Riyadh and Hariri have denied this.

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