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07-01-13
Caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn warned on Monday from the proliferation of extremists in Lebanon, accusing Lebanese political factions of playing a role in the rise of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir.

07-01-13
Electricite du Liban contract workers held a sit-in and blocked the highway near the company's headquarters in Beirut on Monday to protest an urgent draft-law on their employment put on the agenda of a parliamentary session.

07-01-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Hezbollah blamed the Future Movement Sunday for every drop of blood that fell in Abra, in the partys first detailed response to clashes between the Army and Salafi militants last week.

07-01-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army and security forces warned Tripoli residents to avoid the international Tripoli-Akkar highway Sunday following heavy gunfire in the area. The Armys warning concluded a difficult weekend for the northern city marked by sniper fire, clashes and angry protests.

07-01-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Security forces arrested three people Sunday for selling fish collected at a construction site where hundreds had floated to the surface dead. Hundreds of dead and dying fish amassed at a construction area in the water next to Sidons noxious, seaside landfill.

07-01-13
The Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Union slammed Sunday Hezbollah's involvement in Syria's war.

07-01-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Intermittent clashes broke out in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Sunday between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a source in the city told The Daily Star.

07-01-13
A Parliament session on extending the Army commanders term will not be held Monday for lack of quorum due to a row over the constitutionality of such sessions with a resigned government, political leaders said.

06-30-13
Dia's restaurant in the Lebanese resort village of Aley is deserted. Most years, he caters to thousands of rich Gulf Arab tourists and to visiting expats, but this year no one has come.

06-30-13
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat lamented on Saturday the rise of extremism in Lebanon at the expense of moderation, stressing the need to combat it through backing the state and the army.

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