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Egypt flexes its mediation muscle in Lebanon crisis

During an emergency meeting in Cairo, the Arab League condemned Iran’s meddling in Arab affairs.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister while he was in Saudi Arabia, at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 21, 2017. (photo by The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS)

CAIRO — As the intense rivalry between continues to threaten Middle East stability, Egypt has been trying to play a mediating role. When the crisis recently extended into Lebanon, Cairo began deploying efforts to keep the small country from being dragged into a regional

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