Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

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Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia, is seen at Beirut’s international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 21, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)
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Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia greets Lebanese President Michel Aoun as he attends a military parade to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Nov. 22, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)
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Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia reacts as he talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun while attending a military parade to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Nov. 22, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)
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Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister from Saudi Arabia arrives to attend a military parade to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Nov. 22, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamed Azakir)
Updated 22 November 2017
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Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

BEIRUT: Saad Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.
Hariri, whose sudden resignation on Nov. 4 pitched Lebanon into crisis, flew into Beirut late on Tuesday. He arrived at the military parade, which President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri will also attend in central Beirut.


Turkish police detain 14 Daesh suspects before elections

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Turkish police detain 14 Daesh suspects before elections

ANKARA: Turkish police detained 14 suspected Daesh members who were preparing an attack in Ankara ahead of this weekend’s elections, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
Counter-terror squad police in the capital swooped on various addresses in simultaneous raids and took the suspects, all foreign nationals, to police headquarters for questioning, the agency said.
Turks vote on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that will trigger a change to a powerful presidential system.
Police in Turkey regularly carry out operations targeting the militant group.
Daesh has carried out numerous bombings across Turkey in recent years, including an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul on Jan. 1, 2017, in which 39 people were killed and a bombing in the city’s historic heart that killed 12 in 2016.