Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
PM quits: Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri has dramatically quit while on a trip to Saudi Arabia. Hariri (pictured) led a coalition that included Hezbollah, the militant movement backed by the Saudis’ arch foe, Iran, and his resignation was assumed to have been orchestrated by his patrons in Riyadh. In his resignation speech, he accused Iran of fomenting “destruction” in Lebanon. The Saudis said that Hezbollah’s aggression amounted to a declaration of war by Lebanon, and also accused Iran of an “act of war” – referring to a missile fired from Yemen towards Riyadh.