Calm down, says absent PM
Ten days after his surprise resignation plunged Lebanon into crisis and raised fears of regional turmoil, Prime Minister Saad Hariri yesterday called on everyone to ‘‘chill’’. In his first personal tweet since travelling to Saudi Arabia earlier this month, where he announced he would step down in a pre-recorded message that led many to think he was being held against his will, Hariri said he planned to return to Lebanon in the next two days. ‘‘People, I am fine. And God willing, I will come back in a couple of days. Let’s chill.’’ Hariri wrote, adding that he was in good shape. President Michel Aoun has refused to accept Hariri’s resignation and has urged him to come home.