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Syrian Situation Impacts Lebanese Tourism

Two Gulf Arab states are telling their citizens to leave Lebanon.

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday called for their citizens in Lebanon to return home and for any citizens thinking about visiting Lebanon not to go. State news agencies cited clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

At least 8 people have been killed in sporadic clashes in Tripoli over the past week, sparking fears that ongoing fighting in Syria could spill into its southern neighbor.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.