Syria's President Bashar Al Assad and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in Beirut
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Syrian and Saudi leaders call for calm on Beirut visit

Two Middle Eastern heads of state have been making an unprecedented joint visit to Lebanon.

Syria's President Bashar Al Assad and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah were in Beirut, trying to ease tension over investigations into the killing of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

Lebanon's relations with Syria have been complicated since Mr Hariri's death, with Syria being accused of the assassination.

This is the first time President Assad has been to Lebanon since.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

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