Saudi Arabia Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain urge their nationals to leave Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia has asked its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediatly in a travel warning issued on Thursday, November 9.

The travel warning also called for Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from any point of origin.


Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, an official source at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible, the Saudi news Agency reported.

"The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations," the statement .

Kuwait on Thursday evening called for the return of its citizens from Lebanon and has issued a travel warning to the country.

The United Arab Emirates also renewed its travel warning to Lebanon that has been in place since February 2016.

This follows a similar warning issued by the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 5 urghing its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately and to "exercise caution.”

The Bahraini call came a day after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation.

The Bahraini foreign ministry said in a statement received by AFP that its call was "in the interest of its citizens’ safety and to avoid any risks they may be exposed due to the conditions and developments” that Lebanon is going through.

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