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Obamas 'delighted' by British royal engagement

Barack and Michelle Obama said Monday they were "delighted" to learn of the engagement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, whose Invictus Games the former presidential couple has actively championed.

Saudi Arabia says Hariri 'free to leave'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia "when he pleases", the kingdom said Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that he was being held in Riyadh following his shock resignation.

Lebanon's Hariri to travel to Paris: French FM

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to travel to Paris after Beirut accused Riyadh of detaining him following his shock resignation, the French foreign minister said Thursday.

Lebanon's 'detained' premier to travel to France

Lebanon's premier Saad Hariri will travel to France "in the coming days", a French presidential source said Wednesday, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of detaining him following his shock resignation.

Love him or hate him, Lebanese want PM Hariri home

Lebanon's divided politicians rarely agree on anything, but they have fleetingly united in calling for resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home, even if their motivations vary vastly.

Russia engaging in cyber attacks on UK: security chief

Russia has launched cyber attacks on the UK media, telecoms and energy sectors in the past year, Britain's cyber security chief will say Wednesday amid reports of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum.

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation in a statement from the kingdom earlier this month.

Actress files suit alleging Weinstein raped her

An unidentified actress has filed a suit against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, alleging he raped her in his room at a Beverly Hills hotel last year, entertainment publication Variety reported Tuesday.

Hezbollah, crown jewel of Iran's spreading influence

Lebanon's Hezbollah, blamed by Saad Hariri for his shock resignation as premier, has grown over the three decades since its founding into a mighty army used by Iran to project regional influence.

Hundreds join #MeToo march in Hollywood against sexual abuse

Hundreds of people marched Sunday in Hollywood, joining a growing movement against sexual harassment and abuse that emerged after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and later a string of film personalities faced accusations of misconduct.

Saudi graft purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

Saudi Arabia's mass purge of elites accused of graft "raises a few concerns", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, adding Washington was closely monitoring the Gulf country's unprecedented probe into alleged embezzlement worth $100 billion.

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