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France’s Hollande in Beirut to Discuss Syria

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The French president is in Lebanon for a short visit to show support for the country amid ongoing violence in neighboring Syria. That violence has spilled across the border into Lebanon, and has been growing worse in recent months. Francois Hollande arrived in Beirut Sunday where he held talks with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Suleiman. […]

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France’s Hollande in Beirut to Discuss Syria

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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The French president is in Lebanon for a short visit to show support for the country amid ongoing violence in neighboring Syria. That violence has spilled across the border into Lebanon, and has been growing worse in recent months. Francois Hollande arrived in Beirut Sunday where he held talks with his Lebanese counterpart Michel Suleiman. […]

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Lebanese Army Vows to Restore Order Amid Clashes

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Lebanese army says it will act decisively to quell unrest linked to the Syrian conflict, as six people were wounded in clashes in southern Beirut Monday following the assassination of a top security official. Soldiers and tanks were deployed between Sunni and Shi’ite neighborhoods in the capital’s Kaskas district Monday, trying to bring calm […]

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Clashes Wound 6 in Lebanese Capital

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Lebanese security officials say at least six people have been wounded in clashes in southern Beirut, amid rising tensions following the assassination of a top security official. Soldiers and tanks were deployed between Sunni and Shi’ite neighborhoods in the capital’s Kaskas district Monday, trying to bring calm to the area. Separate fighting in the northern […]

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Protesters Continue Calls for Lebanese PM to Resign

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group of protesters has set up tents outside Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s office, vowing to remain there until he resigns. The sit-in began late Sunday outside the building in central Beirut. Earlier Sunday, Lebanese security forces fired their weapons into the air and used tear gas to disperse protesters who were trying to […]

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Protesters Try to Storm Lebanese Govt. After Funeral

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Lebanese security forces fired their weapons into the air and lobbed volleys of tear gas at a small group of protesters as they tried to storm the central Beirut offices of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, demanding he quit over the assassination of a top intelligence official. Live television images Sunday showed the army […]

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Thousands Attend Funeral for Slain Lebanese Intelligence Chief

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Lebanese have gathered in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square for the public funeral of an assassinated senior intelligence official, killed along with seven others in a car bombing Friday that many blame on the government in neighboring Syria. Heavily armed Lebanese soldiers set up road blocks and cordoned off the square, where Brig. Gen. Wissam […]

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Beirut Has Tight Security at Intelligence Chief’s Funeral

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Lebanese security forces have set up tight security in Beirut’s Martyrs Square Sunday for the public funeral of Wissam al-Hassan, the police intelligence chief who was killed along with seven others in a massive car bombing Friday. Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri had urged citizens to come out for the funeral. Tensions have been […]

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Beirut Tightens Security Ahead of Intelligence Chief’s Funeral

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Lebanese security forces have set up tight security in central Beirut ahead of a public funeral for a top intelligence official was assassinated in a massive car bombing. Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has urged citizens to come out Sunday for the funeral of Wissam al-Hassan, the police intelligence chief who was killed along […]

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Lebanon’s Former PM Urges Mass Turnout for Funeral

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has urged citizens to come out Sunday for the funeral of Wissam al-Hassan, the police intelligence chief who was killed along with seven others in Friday’s car bombing. The former prime minister and opposition leader said Saturday that Hassan had exposed himself to danger to “protect Lebanon from being […]

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