Sidon residents smoke narguileh and play cards at one of the city’s cafes. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Sidon resident Mohammad Kobrosli is worried that his son, who works as an engineer for a major telecoms operator in Saudi Arabia, would be deported back to Lebanon.Saudi Arabia Friday terminated an agreed $4 billion arms grant to the Lebanese military, attributing the step to the Lebanese government's failure to condemn attacks on Saudi missions in Iran.The Saudi decision came after the Lebanese Foreign Ministry refrained from endorsing joint statements issued last month at separate meetings held in Cairo and Jeddah accusing Iran of supporting terrorism.Barber Afif Kanawti, whose son also works in Saudi Arabia, is similarly worried.At another Sidon neighborhood, residents took shelter from the torrential downpour inside a cafe, the topic of the day revolved around Rifi's resignation and the role of Saudi Arabia in Lebanon.Ali Mohsen called on politicians to build calm and not make reckless remarks.Mustafa Hashem accused Saudi Arabia of sponsoring terrorism.
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