A man walks past a newspaper stand in Hamra, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's caretaker justice minister Tuesday requested for legal action be taken against a local newspaper for publishing a front-page editorial insulting the Saudi crown prince and Riyadh's envoy to Beirut.After Jreissati requested State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud take legal action against Ad-Diyar, Hammoud assigned Judge Imad Qabalan to conduct an investigation, the NNA reported.Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said the editorial was an attempt to disrupt Lebanese-Saudi relations and called on the public prosecution to hold Ad-Diyar accountable, a statement from the premier's office said.
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