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Lebanese businessman kidnapped in Cairo released

Egyptian policemen sit on benches on a street in the capital Cairo on April 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

BEIRUT: A Lebanese businessman who was kidnapped outside a hotel in Cairo over the weekend was released, a local news website said Wednesday.

Elnashra said Salah Munir Hassan, 70, had been released without ransom.

The website had said Hassan was snatched in the Egyptian capital Sunday as he made his way out of the Sheraton Hotel.

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry said it had no knowledge of the alleged kidnapping or subsequent release.

 

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