Sunday, 5 December, 2021

S Arabia warns its citizens against travel to Lebanon

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned its citizens not to travel to Lebanon after seven people were killed in clashes in Beirut last week, report agencies.

“In view of the current security events in Lebanon, and based on a decision by the Ministry of Interior to prevent direct and indirect travel of citizens to a number of countries without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities, including Lebanon,” the foreign ministry said.

The ministry called on citizens to follow instructions issued by relevant authorities, and on those in Lebanon to take precaution and stay away from gatherings, “due to their potential threat to citizens’ security and safety.”

On Thursday, seven people were killed in violence in Beirut as crowds headed for a protest called by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group and its Shiite ally Amal.