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Newsline: Kuwaiti ambassador to return to Beirut before end of the week

The Lebanese prime minister’s office said in a statement that Kuwait informed the PM that its ambassador to Beirut will return to Lebanon before end of the week, in a sign of easing tensions following a rift that saw Gulf states withdraw their envoys last year. (https://www.fxempire.com/news/article/kuwaiti-ambassador-to-return-to-beirut-before-end-of-the-week-lebanese-prime-minister-statement-962569) Saudi Arabia and fellow wealthy Gulf states were once generous donors for Lebanon but relations have been strained for years by the growing influence of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.

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