Abi Khalil said on Twitter that he signed a document on Friday calling on companies who submitted bids for the offshore licensee blocks "to negotiate the technical proposals". His father Rafic Hariri, who was also a prime minister, was assassinated in 2005.
"There was a danger in Lebanon and I wanted to take additional steps and send a positive shock".
Reading from a statement, he blamed his departure on Iranian meddling and the influence of Iran-backed Hezbollah, a militant group that plays a central role in Lebanese politics and shared a national unity cabinet led by Mr Hariri. He added that Hariri says he is free to move and "we don't have any reason not to believe him". His family lives in Riyadh.
U.S. and European diplomats have met with Hariri in Riyadh, but a senior administration official, asked if Hariri was free to leave Saudi Arabia, said, "We don't know".
Saudi Arabia has stepped up its rhetoric against Hezbollah and its patron, Iran, accusing both of supporting Shiite rebels in Yemen known as Houthis.
Multiple Lebanese sources say Riyadh hopes to replace Saad Hariri with his older brother, Bahaa, as Lebanon's top Sunni politician.
Earlier Sunday, thousands of people attending Lebanon's annual marathon used the event to urge Hariri to return home.
Mr Hariri was a regular participant in the marathon, giving the global sports event a big boost.
Ibrahim al-Masri, a 37-year-old Hariri supporter, said the Lebanese didn't know if it was Hariri's choice to stay in Saudi Arabia.
While Mr Hariri's speech may have been encouraging in so far as offering a way out of Lebanon's current political crisis, many observers remarked that he still appeared to be more a mouthpiece for Saudi policy rather than someone speaking on his own behalf.
French officials said the ministry's latest comments were the most accurate. Large billboards with pictures of Hariri rose overhead, and a local TV station showed an hour-long profile and interview with Hariri from past year.
"We can not say that we apply disassociation and at the same time see a group interfering in Yemen, or be dragged to relations with the Syrian regime, which I will not do".
The US and France have noted the diplomatic anomaly, expressing their support for Hariri and for Lebanon's sovereignty as tensions have risen between Beirut and Riyadh.
Several people suffered minor injuries when the third floor of a Denton apartment building collapsed on Saturday. Among those displaced are four young women who live directly beneath the apartment that collapsed.
MI coach Jim Harbaugh called the Wolverines 35-10 win against Maryland on Saturday the best of the season. Peters got his second start of the season and completed nine passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
The retail event is now almost four times larger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two biggest shopping days in the US. Incidentally, Lazada is 83%-owned by Alibaba, following a $1 billion deal announced in June to up its stake from 51%.
The nomination comes two months after former HHS Secretary Tom Price resigned due to a private plane scandal. Azar has spent several years inside the drug industry, one of the key sectors he'd regulate at HHS.
Tunisia finished on 14 points in Group A of the African preliminaries , one ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Group B: Zambia 2 (Daka 26, Mwila 64) drew with Cameroon 2 (Zambo Anguissa 31, Banana 90+1).
Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had said the Indo-Pacific region is a "dynamic region" with great potential. A statement from India on Sunday said the meeting focused on "issues of common interest in the Indo-Pacific region".
Kelley was asked to take part in two field sobriety tests, but did so 'in a manner consistent with intoxication'. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he was processed.
Shares of Qualcomm were up 1 percent at US$65.25 in premarket trading, while those of Broadcom fell 0.7 per cent to US$263. If shareholders want a deal, they could vote for new board members and force the company to come to the negotiating table.
As high pressure moves away, it will give way to increasing clouds tonight as our next weather maker approaches from the west. Saturday night brings increasing cloud cover and lows into the mid to upper 20s south, upper teens north.
2 security personnel, 10 terrorists killed in Pak attack
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Packers finally step up, rally around QB Brett Hundley
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No. of Indian students in US increases by 12.3 %
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Knicks 'Pissed' at LeBron James' Dennis Smith Jr Comments
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Former Irish worldwide Liam Miller is battling cancer
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Men more likely than women to need CPR after sex
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Anthopoulos to be named Braves GM
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FFXV's Noctis to be playable in Tekken 7 in 2018
While many had expected a new character reveal, nobody could possibly imagine how big a get it would be for the game. Geese Howard is apparently going to be released soon, as the team is waiting for first party approval.