#Saad­hariri: Le­banese PM Steals the Show Fol­low­ing Sud­den Res­ig­na­tion and Sub­se­quent Re­turn

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Le­banese PM Saad Hariri sent Le­banese Twit­ter into col­lec­tive mad­ness af­ter un­ex­pect­edly an­nounc­ing his res­ig­na­tion from Saudi Ara­bia on Novem­ber 4, as the pub­lic rushed to spec­u­late the un­der­ly­ing rea­sons be­hind his sud­den move while oth­ers sug­gested a po­ten­tial de­ten­tion by Saudi au­thor­i­ties based on body lan­guage ‘clues’ from a sub­se­quent in­ter­view with jour­nal­ist Paula Ya­coubian. Af­ter tons of give and take both in the me­dia and on so­cial me­dia, Hariri put an end to the frenzy by an­nounc­ing his re­turn to Le­banon on Novem­ber 21 fol­low­ing quick vis­its to France and Egypt. Upon his land­ing, Hariri took part in the of­fi­cial In­de­pen­dence Day cel­e­bra­tions on Novem­ber 22 and went on to mo­men­tar­ily de­fer his res­ig­na­tion fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions with Pres­i­dent Michel Aoun.

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