Bahrain urges citizens not to travel to Lebanon

Hezbollah supporters cheer as they listen to a speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, during a ceremony honoring Hezbollah leaders, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

Hezbollah supporters cheer as they listen to a speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, during a ceremony honoring Hezbollah leaders, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.


Bahrain has requested its citizens to “completely” stay away from Lebanon and urged those staying in the Arab country to leave, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Tuesday.

Bahrain made the request after Saudi warned its nationals against travel to Lebanon and the UAE banned Emiratis to visit it.

The news comes after Riyadh cut $4 billion in military aid to Lebanon over Beirut’s failure to back the Sunni kingdom in its spat with Shiite powerhouse Iran, the leading backer of Hezbollah.


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