In this photo from Lebanon's government, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri reads a statement after his meeting with Lebanon's president, Michel Aoun, in Baabda, Lebanon, on Wednesday.
Supporters of Saad Hariri hold up placards demanding his return from Saudi Arabia at the starting line of Beirut's annual marathon on Sunday. Rumors have swirled that he is being held in Saudi Arabia against his will.
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In his first live interview since suddenly resigning, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri denied rumors that Saudi Arabia was holding him against his will. He said he planned to return to his country within days.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned last week in a televised speech from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, stares out from a poster on the side of a road in Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Mohammed bin Salman, now Saudi Arabia's crown prince, meets with President Trump in the Oval Office on March 14. Crown Prince Mohammed is seen as the driving force behind the kingdom's aggressive campaign to counter Iran throughout the Middle East.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh last month. "We are returning to what we were before — a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world," he said at the economic forum.
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