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Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote regions where the Sunni Muslim rebels have been strongest.Syrian Forces Claim Major Blow Against RebelsNew York TimesRegime: 175 Islamist fighters killed in ambushThe Daily Star175 […]

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Israel suspects Hezbollah will target top Israeli officials – Haaretz

HaaretzIsrael won’t publicly admit to Monday’s strike and Hezbollah is not making threats, but under the surface, the sides are locked in conflict. By Amos Harel | Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:31 AM | 4. Tweet. Hezbollah supporters listen to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s …Analysis: Hezbollah unlikely to respond to Israeli air strike in LebanonJerusalem […]

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Lebanon’s PM forms ‘unity cabinet’ – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentLebanon’s prime minister has formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office, taking in a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them, mostly over Syria’s civil war.Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlockBangkok PostLebanese new PM confident to meet constitutional deadlinesXinhuaLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaDaily […]

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Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlock – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostLebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Saturday unveiled a compromise government, capping 10 months of political wrangling during which the war in neighbouring Syria exacerbated sectarian tensions. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (Front C), …New Lebanon cabinetGulf Daily NewsLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaLebanon government formed after 10-month stalemateDaily TimesNew York Times –Reutersall […]

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New Lebanon cabinet – Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily NewsBEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office yesterday, including a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them mostly over Syria’s civil war. Tammam Salam’s 24-member national …Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlockNew Straits TimesLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaLebanon […]

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Son-in-law arrested in package-explosion deaths – Las Vegas Sun

Son-in-law arrested in package-explosion deathsLas Vegas SunLaw Enforcement cars fill the front yard of a rural home in Lebanon, Tenn., where a package sent there exploded Monday, killing 74-year-old lawyer Jon Setzer and injuring 72-year-old Marion Setzer, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Marion Setzer later died. and more …read more Source: Las Vegas News By Google

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LIVE at 5PM: New Developments In Deadly Lebanon Explosion – NewsChannel5.com

NewsChannel5.comOfficials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 72-year-old Marion Setzer passed away Wednesday evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after suffering critical injuries in the explosion. Setzer’s husband, 74-year-old Jon …Couple killed in package explosion kind, gentleSunHerald.comWoman injured in Tenn. home explosion diesSan Antonio ExpressSecond victim dies in Tennessee package blast, probe […]

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UN calls for unity after deadly Lebanon bombing – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBEIRUT: The U.N. Security Council appealed to the Lebanese people to preserve national unity despite consistent attempts to undermine the country’s stability, in the wake of the deadly bombing in the northeastern city of Hermel that was claimed by an …Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda battles in Lebanon to increase: AnalystsAhram OnlineLebanese extremist group says it […]

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Car bomb blast in Hezbollah town – BBC News

BBC NewsA car bomb has exploded in a Hezbollah stronghold near Lebanon’s northern border with Syria, killing at least four people, officials say. The blast happened near a petrol station in the eastern town of Hermel in the Bekaa Valley, state media said.Explosion kills four in Hezbollah stronghold near SyriaHaaretzEast Lebanon car bombing kills at […]

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Bomb Hits Hezbollah Neighborhood – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalHezbollah supporters gather at the site of a bomb blast in the Haret Hreik neighborhood in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday. European Pressphoto Agency. BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded in the Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut on Tuesday, killing …Car Bomb Hits Shiite Suburb of Beirut, Killing 4ABC NewsRaw: Explosion in Southern BeirutUSA TODAYFour killed […]

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Lebanon May Become ‘Center’ of Arab World’s Sectarian Wars – TIME

TIMEFrom left: Judges Walid Akoum, Janet Nosworthy, David Re, Micheline Braidy and Nicola Lettier preside over the first hearing in the in absentia trial of four people accused of murdering former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon …Hariri murder trial: Son speaks of hope for justiceBBC NewsLebanon’s Hariri trial opens without […]

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Hariri murder trial opens in The Hague – Reuters

ReutersTHE HAGUE (Reuters) – The trial of the four men accused of killing former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri opened in The Hague on Thursday, nine years after the bomb attack in which 21 others also died. The four members of Lebanon’s militant …Trial Starts of Suspects in Hariri AssassinationABC NewsLebanon polarised as Hariri tribunal […]

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Saudi Terror Suspect Dies in Custody – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIRUT—A Saudi terror suspect detained in Lebanon last week died in custody, Lebanese officials said Saturday, bringing a sudden end to a budding controversy over the fate of a man wanted in several countries. Majid Almajid, head of a Sunni radical …Lebanon IDs commander of al-Qaida-linked groupWashington PostLeader of Al-Qaida-Linked Group Dies in […]

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Al-Qaida Group Says Responsible for Beirut Bombing – ABC News

ABC NewsAn al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.Al-Qaeda-linked ISIS under attack in northern SyriaBBC NewsSyrian rebels launch fierce offensive against al Qaeda fightersReuters […]

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Suspected Saudi militant dies in Lebanese custody: sources – Reuters

ReutersBEIRUT (Reuters) – The suspected leader of an al Qaeda-linked militant group that claimed responsibility for bombing the Iranian embassy in Beirut two months ago died in custody on Saturday, security sources said. Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, a Saudi …Senior al-Qaida figure dies in custody in LebanonHouston ChronicleAl-Qaeda’s commander in Lebanon Majid al-Majid ‘dies’BBC NewsLebanon: […]

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Militant chief Majid al-Majid ‘dies in Lebanon’ – BBC News

BBC NewsMajid al-Majid, the commander of the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, has died in custody in a hospital in Lebanon, state media say. Majid al-Majid, a Saudi who is on Saudi Arabia’s most-wanted-terrorists list, was arrested in Lebanon recently.Top al-Qaida commander dies in Lebanese jailWashington PostSaudi jihadist held in Lebanon dies: Judicial sourceTimes of IndiaAl-Qaeda […]

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Beirut car bomb: Sunni payback for Hezbollah’s help to Assad? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA car bomb ripped through the southern suburbs of Beirut today, killing at least five people in what appeared to be the latest blowback from the civil war in neighboring Syria. Skip to next paragraph …Blast in Hezbollah-Run Area of Beirut Kills 5ABC NewsBlast in Hezbollah Stronghold Highlights Lebanon DivisionsBloombergExplosion kills three in […]

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Lebanon arrests Saudi leader of Al-Qaeda-linked group – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBeirut: Lebanese military authorities have arrested the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the offshoot of al-Qaeda that claimed responsibility for the double suicide bomb attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut in November, according to Lebanese news …Lebanon interrogating head of Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for Iran …The NationalLebanon ‘arrests head of […]

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Hollande meets Crown Prince Salman at end of Saudi visit – Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaSaudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (R) walks alongside French President Francois Hollande (L) following a meeting with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh on Dec. 30, 2013. (AFP). Tweet. Text size A A A. Staff Writer, Al Arabiya NewsSaudis Pledge $3 Billion to Support Lebanon’s ArmyWall Street JournalSaudi to give Lebanon $3B to […]

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Lebanon struggles to get a grip on violence – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleLebanon is struggling to cope with the fallout from Syria’s civil war, which has divided the country along confessional lines and paralyzed the fragile state. With recent killings, violence is set to continue in 2014. Explosion in Beirut (photo: REUTERS/Steve …Death of Lebanese politician puts Hezbollah in spotlightABC OnlineA Letter to RouhaniWall Street JournalRemembering […]

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Saudi Arabia to give Lebanon $3-billion to strengthen national army, buy French … – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailSaudi Arabia has pledged $3-billion to Lebanon to help strengthen the country’s armed forces and purchase weapons from France, Lebanon’s president said Sunday, calling it the biggest grant ever for the nation’s military. Michel Sleiman, who made the …Saudi to grant Lebanese army 3 billion USD in aidXinhuaSaudis Pledge $3 Billion to […]

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Dangerous new strategic reality taking shape around Israel – Haaretz

HaaretzEven though Israel’s military believes Sunni jihadists could be behind Sunday’s rocket attack, Netanyahu blames Hezbollah. By Amos Harel | Dec. 30, 2013 | 1:15 AM. Tweet. Mobile artillery on the Israel-Lebanon border, Dec. 29, 2013. Photo by Reuters.Israel hits back after rockets fired from LebanonPakistan Daily TimesIsraeli artillery strikes Lebanon following rocket fireXinhuaArmy finds […]

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Saudi Arabia Offers $3 Billion to Strengthen Lebanon’s Army – Businessweek

BusinessweekSaudi Arabia has offered $3 billion to strengthen Lebanon’s army to protect the country from the threat of “sectarianism and extremism,” Lebanon’s president said. “Strengthening the army is a national and popular demand of everyone” in Lebanon, Michel …Saudi prince’s firm says to file complaint vs France’s EDFReutersFeeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhereWKEF ABC […]

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Israel fires artillery shells into Lebanon after rockets fall – Washington Post

Washington PostJERUSALEM — Five rockets were fired from southern Lebanon toward Israel Sunday morning, with at least one landing several miles from a border town in Israel’s north. No injuries or serious damage was reported. Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon …Rockets fired from Lebanon into IsraelUSA TODAYUNIFIL vows to find perpetrators of rocket attack on […]

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Rocket fired from Lebanon hits northern Israel – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — In the first border flareup of its kind in four months, a Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were immediately reported on either …Rockets fired into Israel from Lebanon early SundayFox NewsNetanyahu says Lebanese government […]