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06-20-13
Syrian refugees in Lebanon who have opened up illegal businesses represent a growing drain on the economy, the caretaker social affairs minister said Wednesday. Wael Abu Faour made the comments during a ministerial meeting to discuss the governments efforts to deal with the effect of the Syrian refugee crisis on Lebanons economy.

06-20-13
The conflict in Syria has driven up goods handled by the Beirut Port 18 percent through May this year, with revenues soaring by nearly 26 percent, said an organization that represents 45 shipping agencies.

06-20-13
The courtyard of the U.N.-run Yarmouk primary school in Burj al-Barajneh was packed, not with students blithely running in between classes, but with newly arrived Palestinian refugees from Syria coming to claim cash distributions doled out by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency.

06-20-13
Speaker Nabih Berri will throw his weight behind a fresh bid to form a Cabinet after the Constitutional Councils failure to meet automatically put the extension of Parliaments term into effect, political sources said.

06-20-13
ABRA, Lebanon: Sidon politicians urged the Lebanese Army Wednesday to deal with the security situation in the southern city with an iron fist as the military deployed in volatile areas, one day after armed clashes left one man killed.

06-19-13
ABRA, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army sets up Wednesday outposts in the volatile areas east of Sidon, south Lebanon, a day after armed clashes left one man killed.

06-19-13
The EU's top foreign policy chief and the U.N.'s high commissioner for refugees warned on Tuesday about the needs created by the influx of more than 530,000 Syrian refugees into Lebanon.

06-19-13
Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir reportedly contacted Palestinian factions in the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp asking for a military aid.

06-19-13
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun on Tuesday said Hizbullah intervened militarily in Syria after gunmen were brought into Lebanon, putting the blame on the March 14 camp and accusing it of creating a vacuum in Lebanon.

06-19-13
Clashes erupted on Tuesday afternoon between supporters of Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and members of the Hizbullah-affiliated Resistance Brigades in the Sidon neighborhood of Abra, leaving at least one person dead and four others wounded.

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