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The Real Reason Behind a Political Purge in Lebanon? Saudi Arabia

Hilal Khashan
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Jun 4, 2018 | 07:00 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri greets supporters in Beirut on Nov. 22, 2017.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, shown here greeting supporters in Beirut on Nov. 22, 2017, has fired many of his political party's high-ranking officials after its dismal performance in parliamentary elections on May 6. But the purge is also an attempt to try to get back in Saudi Arabia's good graces.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri flushed many high-ranking officials from his party in part because of its dismal performance in recent parliamentary elections -- and in part to try to get back in Riyadh's good graces....

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