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Saudis Close Al Arabiya TV’s Beirut Offices

The Saudi-owned television news channel Al Arabiya has shut its offices in Lebanon and dismissed 27 employees, two of its journalists said Friday, in a sudden move that comes amid political tensions between Riyadh and Beirut. Saudi Arabia already had cut $3 billion in military aid to Lebanon after the Lebanese government failed to condemn an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran in January. The Sunni Gulf monarchy interpreted Lebanon's lack of public solidarity as a sign that it...

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