Tensions in Middle East Rise as Lebanese Prime Minister Still Missing in Saudi Arabia

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Yemenis take part in a demonstration calling for the Saudi-led coalition's blockade to be lifted, on November 13, 2017, in the rebel-held capital Sanaa.  (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions in the Middle East continue to mount as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri remains in Saudi Arabia, sparking suspicion that he's being held against his will. Hariri disappeared into Saudi Arabia just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated a purge of dozens of Saudi ministers and businessmen. At the same time, Saudi Arabia continues to blockade Yemen, after Yemeni rebels launched a missile attack on Riyadh. Meanwhile, the death toll continues to rise from an earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border Sunday night. In this hour, we discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.

Guests:

Hanin Ghaddar, Friedmann visiting fellow, Washington Institute
Aaron David Miller, vice president for new initiatives and distinguished fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; author, "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President"
Donna Farvard, national field manager, National Iranian American Council
Janine Zacharia, visiting lecturer, Stanford University; former Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East correspondent, Washington Post.

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