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Lebanon’s Sunni community 'shocked' by Hariri’s resignation

In Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city, the Sunni community has been watching the latest regional developments with growing unease.
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s surprise resignation Nov. 4 while in Saudi Arabia left Lebanon reeling in shock.

The fact that Hariri has not yet returned has led Lebanese authorities to believe that he might be under house arrest. But in his much-awaited first interview since his resignation, Hariri said Nov. 12 that he is a free man and would return to Lebanon within days. He hinted at possibly rescinding his resignation, should Hezbollah agree to stay out of regional conflicts.

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