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06-27-13
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Thursday efforts by President Michel Sleiman to maintain stability in Lebanon and said Washington continues to support the Lebanese Army.

06-27-13
SIDON, Lebanon: The Army launched a broad crackdown on supporters of radical preacher Sheikh Ahmad Assir after its intelligence service uncovered a list naming his supporters and financiers, as the Armys death toll from recent fighting rose to 18 soldiers.

06-27-13
ABRA, Lebanon: Civilian families moved Thursday into two disputed apartments in Abra, near the southern city of Sidon, hours after Hezbollah vacated them.

06-26-13
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri denied in remarks published Wednesday that his Amal Movement or Lebanons Hezbollah were involved in recent deadly clashes between the Lebanese Army and gunmen loyal to Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir.

06-26-13
Head of the Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad Siniora slammed on Tuesday the clashes that took place in the southern city of Sidon, hailing the army in containing them and restoring peace.

06-26-13
Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani abdicated in favor of his 33-year-old son, Sheikh Tamim, on Tuesday, in a first for the Arab world.

06-26-13
Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji inspected on Tuesday military units in the southern city of Sidon as security forces launched a major manhunt for radical Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir.

06-26-13
Sidon MP Bahia Hariri on Tuesday said the southern port city rejects the presence of the Resistance Brigades a group affiliated with Hizbullah.

06-26-13
SIDON, Lebanon: As the Lebanese Army pursued the remnants of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assirs fighting force, and cleanup crews went to work clearing the rubble of the three-day battle that engulfed the Sidon suburb of Abra, Umm Khaled pleaded with officers for news of her son. Her 19-year-old boy, she insisted, had been tricked by his uncle into joining the battle and had not been home for three days.

06-26-13
The United States Embassy in Beirut reiterated its travel warning to all of Lebanon Monday night after intense fighting shook the country over the weekend.

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