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  1. News - World - LEBANON

    Suicide bomber kills security officer, wounds 19 in Beirut

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:48pm by Reuters

    ... for two potential suicide bombers in the Lebanese capital. Lebanon has suffered a wave of sectarian violence linked to the war in Syria which, like its neighbour Iraq, is fighting a Sunni ... by supporters of Hezbollah-allied group, Amal. Hezbollah has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria against the mainly Sunni Muslim rebels, who have also been supported ...

  2. News - World - LEBANON

    Third bombing in a week in Lebanon injures three near Saudi embassy

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... the building- like two minutes after- and the fire erupted," said Ahmad, a resident at the scene. Ethnically mixed Lebanon has suffered a wave of sectarian violence linked to the war in Syria ...

  3. News - World - LEBANON

    Assad accused after Beirut bomb kills security official

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 02:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... of killing Wissam al-Hassan.” “The Syrian regime is expert in political assassinations,” Jumblatt said. “Our response needs to be political. A president who burns Syria and is the executioner ... responsibility for the bombing, but Phalange MP Nadim Gemayel quickly accused Syria, the former power brokers in Lebanon, of orchestrating it. “This regime, which is crumbling, is trying to export its ...

  4. News - World - LEBANON

    Beirut bomb blasts outside Iranian embassy kill 23, including diplomat

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 04:53pm by AFP

    ... for the Lebanese group Hezbollah's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The bombings appeared to be another strike in an intensifying proxy battle over Syria's civil war that is rattling ... that carried 2kg of explosives. He blew himself up at the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-storey facility. Each of the attacks... in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq reeks ...

  5. News - World - LEBANON

    Government forms in Lebanon after 10-month deadlock ends

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... violence from neighbouring Syria worsened internal instability. A caretaker government has run the country since former prime minister Najib Mikati resigned in March as parties aligned with the Shiite Hezbollah movement and a Sunni-led rival bloc pursued a power struggle exacerbated by their support for opposing sides in Syria's civil war. "A government in the national ...

  6. News - World - LEBANON

    Beirut bomb blast kills eight, scores injured

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 09:34pm by Reuters in Beirut

    ... that Syria’s war is aggravating tensions in Lebanon. Among the victims was Wissam al-Hassan, who was in charge of a top intelligence unit, Lebanon’s al-Jadeed television said. He had led ... civil war, was linked to the heightened tension between Lebanese factions on opposite sides of the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The explosion ripped through the street where the office ...

  7. News - World - LEBANON

    Lebanon funeral of Mohamad Chatah a far cry from that for Rafik Hariri

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:50pm by NYT

    ... that many mourners said was the work of the Syrian government and its Lebanese allies. A former finance minister, Chatah was a prominent critic of Syria. Few traces could be seen on Sunday ... outnumbered by young followers of militant Sunni sheikhs, carrying the black flag flown by jihadists in Syria. Some had fought there, and others vowed to join what they saw as a coming sectarian war ...

  8. News - World - LEBANON

    Beirut car blast kills former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah and five others

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... is raging across the border in Syria. The 33-month conflict, which has reportedly killed more than 126,000 people, has deepened political and sectarian divisions in Lebanon, and sparked often deadly ... to ex-premiers Fuad Siniora and his successor Saad Hariri. Hariri heads the anti-Syria March 14 coalition, a group which emerged after his billionaire father and ex-premier Rafiq Hariri was killed ...

  9. News - World - LEBANON

    Call for anti-Syria demo at Lebanon police chief’s funeral

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Lebanese opposition supporters were expected to turn out in the thousands on Sunday for an anti-Syria demonstration at the funeral of a top security official ... dictates that the two cases are related,” he said, without, however, mentioning Syria by name. Saturday was observed as a day of mourning for Hassan, who was killed in Ashrafieh, an upmarket mainly ...

  10. News - World - LEBANON

    Pope visits Lebanon amid Syria war, Libya protest

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:15pm by Reuters in Beirut

    ... Reuters in Beirut Pope Benedict arrives in Lebanon on Friday to bring a message of peace to a region torn by civil war in neighbouring Syria and strained by violent Islamist protests ... by 2020. The pope’s message of peace will especially be aimed toward Syria, whose border is only 50 kilometres away and where an opposition group says more than 27,000 people have been killed ...




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