>> The shock announcement by Lebanon's Prime Minister on Saturday. Saad Al-Hariri resigning and plunging Lebanon into political crisis.>>
> In a televised address from the Saudi capital Riyadh, Al-Hariri said he feared for his life, adding that the climate in Lebanon is the same as when his father, the late Prime Minister Rafic Al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005.
Hezbollah claims it's a Saudi plot to stoke tensions in the region and that Al-Hariri may be detained there. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has tightened his grip on power, arresting royals, ministers, and investors in an anti-corruption purge. Aides to Hariri strongly denied that he'd been forced to resign. He became Lebanon's Prime Minister late last year, in a deal that also saw Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun to office as the country's President.
Hezbollah is politically dominant in Lebanon, but its ties to Iran and support for the Syrian President have angered some Lebanese. Hariri is expected home on Thursday. Hezbollah suggested Saudi Arabia won't let him travel. But President Auon has said he won't accept Hariri's resignation until he returns to Lebanon to explain his reasoning.