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06-08-13
Cellphone merchants reported a steep drop in sales and a sharp rise in disgruntled customers since the new law requiring all imported handsets to be registered in a central database in order to access Lebanese mobile networks took effect on June 1.

06-08-13
The 17-day assault on Qusair marked the first time that Hezbollah has launched a major offensive operation in an urban environment, putting into practice new training techniques taught to the groups fighters since 2006.

06-08-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army warned Friday of a plot to drag Lebanon into the 2-year-old war in Syria as clashes between rival gunmen renewed, shattering a lull of several hours despite a heavy military deployment in the northern city.

06-07-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The Army Wednesday vowed to end clashes in Tripoli by boosting its deployment as the tenuous calm in the northern city was shattered when a resident was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Mariam Arour, a resident of Bab al-Tabbaneh, was wounded after being caught in a sniper fire exchange, the National News Agency reported.

06-07-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Six people were wounded when two rival families one supporting the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalition and the other pro-Salafists came to blows in the northern city of Tripoli during the night, a security source said Friday.

06-07-13
Gulf Arab states have advised citizens not to travel to Lebanon, a popular summer tourist destination that is becoming increasingly engulfed in neighbouring Syria's civil war, official Saudi news agency SPA reported.

06-07-13
SIDON, Lebanon: Lebanese security forces worked to contain protests overnight Thursday in the southern city of Sidon against a festival planned in support of the Syrian rebels later this week, security sources told The Daily Star.

06-07-13
Around 100 supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal Movement drove through Beirut early Thursday morning celebrating a Hezbollah-backed takeover of the Syrian town of Qusair, security sources told The Daily Star.

06-07-13
Two gunmen were killed Thursday in an attack on a Lebanese Army checkpoint in the Bekaa town of Arsal, near the Syrian border, a statement from the Army said.

06-07-13
Masked gunmen and demonstrators took to the streets in the northern city of Tripoli, blocking roads and forcing shop owners to close their businesses Thursday as anger boiled over at Hezbollah's role in helping the Syrian regime retake a key Syrian border town.

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