Defuse crisis with Gulf, says Lebanon Christian cleric
Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai called on the authorities on Sunday to take a "decisive step" to defuse a crisis with Gulf Arab states over critical comments made by Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
Kordahi says he made his comments about the war in Yemen before becoming a minister and so far resisted calls to resign.
Saudi Arabia expelled Lebanon's envoy and banned all Lebanese imports on Friday. Bahrain and Kuwait followed suit, giving the top Lebanese diplomats 48 hours to exit. The United Arab Emirates later said it would withdraw all its diplomats and banned its citizens from travelling to Lebanon.