Marathon race in Beirut for return of ex-PM al-Hariri

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Numerous runners took part in an annual Beirut marathon on Sunday in solidarity with former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who resigned in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia last week. On Saturday, Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun, called on Saudi Arabia to clarify why al-Hariri could not return home. A day before the marathon, Aoun called for the race to become a solidarity protest.