Lebanese Druze politician Jumblatt: time for Hariri to return

Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)
Updated 10 November 2017
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Lebanese Druze politician Jumblatt: time for Hariri to return

BEIRUT: Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt said on Friday it was time that Saad Al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, returned to Lebanon and there was no alternative to him.
Jumblatt said in a Twitter post that after a week of absence from Lebanon, “be it forced or voluntary,” it was “time for Sheikh Saad to return.” “By the way, there is no alternative to him,” he said.


Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

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Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements

  • Airbnb website: We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians

JERUSALEM: Home-renting company Airbnb Inc. said on Monday that it had decided to remove its listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood.
A statement on Airbnb’s website said: “We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”
It did not say when the decision, which according to Airbnb affects some 200 listings, would take effect.