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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain order citizens to leave Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon and urged those who are in the country to leave as soon as possible.

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Saudi Arabia's official news agency SPA quoted a source in the foreign ministry on Thursday as saying: "Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.

"The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations."

Only hours later, Kuwait also urged its nationals to leave Lebanon immediately. The warning was issued by Kuwait's foreign ministry, according to a statement carried by state news agency KUNA.

Bahrain - an ally of Saudi Arabia - had already ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon on Sunday, with the Bahraini foreign ministry issuing a travel advisory that cited "safety considerations."

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