France calls on Saudis to allow Lebanese PM to 'return home freely'

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri must be 'freely' allowed to leave Saudi Arabia, where he has been staying in mysterious circumstances since announcing from there earlier this month that he was stepping down from his post, so that he can 'clarify his situation in accordance with the Lebanese constitution'.

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France has called for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to be allowed to "return home freely" amid mounting speculation that he is being held against his will in Saudi Arabia following his resignation in mysterious circumstances earlier this month, reports CNN.