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Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to help Lebanon fight Hezbollah

Carine Torbay Dec 30, 2013
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BBC World Service

Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to help Lebanon fight Hezbollah

Carine Torbay Dec 30, 2013
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Saudi Arabia has been throwing its cash around in an apparent effort to influence world affairs. It supports the rebels in Syria, and the kingdom is helping to bankroll the military-backed Egyptian government.

This morning, there’s word Saudi Arabia has made a $3 billion pledge to help Lebanon buy arms to counteract the role of Hezbollah, the Shia militia and political group backed by Iran. The BBC’s Carine Torbay reports on the latest from Beirut. Click the audio player above to hear more.

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