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Kuwait orders its citizens to leave Lebanon

Associated Press

Kuwait has ordered its citizens in Lebanon to immediately leave the Mediterranean country as tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia rise further.

Kuwait's move follows similar steps by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Kuwait's foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday that its decision was taken "as a precaution for any negative repercussions" in Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri shocked his country Saturday when he announced from Saudi Arabia that he was resigning. He has not returned to Lebanon since.

Saudi Arabia has said that it would deal with Lebanon as a hostile state as long as the militant group Hezbollah was in the Lebanese government.

Earlier in the week Saudi Arabia and Bahrain also ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon.

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