Saudi Arabians ordered out of Lebanon

2012-08-15 18:40

Beirut - Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, citing fear of kidnappings by Shi'ites angry over rebels in Syria taking prisoners from Lebanon and Iran.

The statement by the Saudi Embassy in Beirut was published on the official Saudi news agency on Wednesday.

It urges its citizens to leave immediately and warns travellers against visiting Lebanon, a popular destination for Gulf residents in the summer.

Armed Shi'ite clansmen in Lebanon say they have taken 20 Syrians hostages until their relative seized by rebels in Syria are freed.

Syria rebels claim to be holding a Lebanese man they accuse of being a member of Hezbollah, the Shi'ite Lebanese group allied with Syria and Iran.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-15 19:04

    Lebanon just always has been a colony of Syria. Shame on you Lebanon.

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-08-15 21:16

    "Saudi Arabians ordered out of Lebanon" As is stated in the article, Saudi Arabia has 'urged' its citizens to leave Lebanon. 'Urging' is not 'ordering'. While Saudi citizens are in Lebanon, they like everybody else are subject to Lebanese law.

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