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07-03-13
A suspect arrested following clashes between the Army and gunmen loyal to Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir admitted during investigations he had transferred quantities of weapons to the complex once controlled by the fiery preacher, the military said Tuesday.

07-03-13
Maronite bishops urged Lebanese Wednesday to part ways with armed organizations and rally behind security forces, saying illegitimate weapons would only bring chaos to the country.

07-03-13
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said in remarks published Wednesday he was holding onto the agenda in its entirety for the upcoming legislative session of the assembly set for later this month.

07-02-13
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam is still working toward the formation of a government with a priority for an 8-8-8 formula.

07-02-13
Lebanon is likely to enter a dangerous security vacuum as Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagis term ends soon amid a boycott of a Parliament session to extend his tenure, Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad said Monday.

07-02-13
DNA samples taken from the mother of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir are being compared to those from two charred bodies found at a complex that was at the center of clashes last week between the Lebanese Army and gunmen loyal to the fiery preacher, judicial sources said.

07-02-13
A row that deepened Monday over the constitutionality of Parliament sessions is threatening to throw the states security and legislative institutions into paralysis with all the dire consequences this entailed on the countrys stability, political sources said.

07-02-13
Hezbollahs intervention in Syria places the interests of the partys foreign backers above those of Lebanon, a top American diplomat said Monday.

07-02-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Hezbollah was making preparations to eliminate Sheikh Ahmad Assir before fighting erupted between the Army and the controversial preachers supporters more than a week ago, Sidon political and military sources told The Daily Star Monday.

07-01-13
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem accused al-Mustaqbal movement on Sunday of standing behind the latest clashes that left scores of casualties in the southern city of Sidon.

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