File - A Middle East Airlines aircraft lands at Beirut International Airport, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Bahrain's interior minister announced Monday the deportation of a number of Lebanese it accused of belonging to, or supporting Hezbollah, the latest move in an escalating row between Lebanon and the Gulf.There are reportedly 750 Lebanese living in Bahrain.The announcement comes days after Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo declared Hezbollah a "terrorist organization" for the second time since January, with the abstention of Lebanon and Iraq, and a reservation by Algeria.Earlier this month, the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council also declared Hezbollah a "terrorist organization," accusing the party of creating chaos and discord in member states.Al-Akhbar reported that a new batch of Lebanese residing in Manama will arrive on Wednesday.
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