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04-23-13
Two Lebanese Salafist sheikhs called Monday for a jihad to defend Sunnis in war-ravaged Syria following what they said was Hezbollahs involvement in the Syrian fighting on the side of President Bashar Assads forces.

04-23-13
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam is making behind-the-scenes contacts with all concerned parties in a bid to accelerate the formation of a new Cabinet, a source close to Salam said Monday.

04-20-13
March 8 and March 14 lawmakers have failed during two rounds of talks this week to narrow the gap over a hybrid parliamentary election law amid a warning by Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel of attempts to endorse an electoral formula worse than the controversial 1960 legislation.

04-20-13
Lebanon has yet to receive positive information from Turkey on the nine Lebanese hostages being held by rebels in Syria, caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said Saturday.

04-20-13
Efforts to form a new government marked time Friday as Hezbollah reiterated that a nonpolitical government is unrealistic, adding that an all-inclusive Cabinet should be formed to handle the huge tasks ahead.

04-20-13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced her support for President Michel Sleimans call for an international conference on Syrian refugees, as the UNHCRs official figures indicate that at least 428,000 needy Syrians are in Lebanon.

04-20-13
Three rockets from the Syrian side of the border with Lebanon fell on the outskirts of the northeast Hermel village of Al-Qasr Saturday leaving no casualties, security sources told The Daily Star.

04-20-13
A source at Middle East Airlines Friday confirmed reports it was negotiating with Cyprus Airways to acquire the companys assets and said the results of these talks would appear by the end of May.

04-20-13
Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen fought fierce battles with rebels on Saturday in a strategic area in Homs province near the Lebanese border, activists and state media in Damascus reported.

04-20-13
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Saturday Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam needed to adopt a more realistic style in forming the next government and voiced readiness to offer him support in the task.

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