The government of Saudi Arabia is reportedly offering to exchange the wealth of allegedly corrupt royals and officials for their freedom. This is a tactic that has been used by post-Soviet regimes, most widely in Georgia under President Mikheil Saakashvili, but also in President Vladimir Putin's Russia. While it can be effective in supplementing government coffers, it's not great for a country's institutions and business climate.
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Monday reitarated that his party's weapons as the guarantee for the security and stability of Lebanon, demanding Arab countries not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs. “Will you [Arab countries] protect Lebanon from Israel? Will you send your jets and weapons?” he asked.