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07-06-13
Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir, on the run since the Abra battle, has likely appeared in an audio and not a video recording due to the fact that he had to change his physical appearance in order to be able to flee the military crackdown, reports said on Friday.

07-06-13
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat described on Saturday the current political situation as unsound, stressing that the only way to resolve disputes is by dialogue.

07-06-13
The parents of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir stressed on Saturday that their son has been a staunch supporter of the Lebanese army, considering that he survived an assassination bid.

07-06-13
The British government is preparing a substantial new package of military assistance to the Lebanese Army to supplement its existing program, according to British diplomatic sources.

07-06-13
An independent research foundation has recommended cash-for-work programs for Syrian refugees and aid for impoverished Lebanese host communities, after research showed jobs were becoming scarce due to competition from arriving refugees, according to a policy brief from the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy.

07-06-13
Caretaker Energy and Water Minister Gebran Bassil warned Friday that the recent Israeli discovery of a new gas field 4 kilometers away from the Lebanese coast meant Israel could easily siphon off Lebanons gas wealth.

07-06-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Supporters of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir rallied in the southern city of Sidon following Friday prayers at the mosque where the preacher, whose whereabouts are unknown, delivered his fiery sermons in the neighborhood of Abra.

07-06-13
SIDON/TRIPOLI, Lebanon: One week after a day of rage to protest the Armys crackdown on Sheikh Ahmad Assir, the cities of Tripoli and Sidon Friday saw limited demonstrations of support for the fugitive preacher.

07-05-13
Ambassadors and representatives of the European Union visited on Wednesday Sidon to express support to the southern city and its officials in light of the recent clashes.

07-05-13
Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel stated on Thursday that the recent clashes in the southern city of Sidon demonstrated that all sides must adhere to the state and its official armed forces.

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