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Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis, Hariri’s sudden resignation on Nov. 4 thrust Lebanon to the forefront of a regional power struggle between the Sunni monarchy of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Islamist Iran, whose powerful ally Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese government.

(Writing by Tom Perry; editing by John Stonestreet)
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