A passenger plane prepares to land at Mehrabad airport in the Iranian capital Tehran on January 18, 2016. / AFP / ATTA KENARE
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Dozens of Lebanese pilgrims whose passports were seized by hotels in the Iranian cities of Mashhad and Qom are due to arrive in Beirut on Sunday, Lebanese state media said.The pilgrims were on a tour with Zahraa Campaign, which advertised low-cost visits to holy shrines in Iraq and Iran. Zahraa Campaign is owned by Hasan Fares, the paper said.The Higher Islamic Shiite Council did say that Lebanon's General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim's efforts to resolve the matter were successful and led to 64 Lebanese receiving their passports back, the National News Agency said.
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