Saudi Arabia expels Lebanese ambassador amid row over Yemen
30 October 2021 | 12:58 pm
The Lebanese ambassador has been asked to leave Saudi territory within 48 hours. The move comes after Lebanon's information minister criticized the Saudi-led war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.
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