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Hezbollah Media says Deal on Track to Let Rebels Leave Aleppo

AMMAN, Dec 15 – A military media unit run by Damascus’s ally Hezbollah said early on Thursday that overnight contacts succeeded in reviving a ceasefire that would lead to the evacuation of rebels from Aleppo “within hours”. “Intensive contacts between the responsible parties involved in the negotiations led to re-consolidating a ceasefire to exit armed

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Lebanese Government Must be Formed As Soon As Possible – Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Dec 11 – Hezbollah called on Friday for a Lebanese government to be formed as quickly as possible, weeks after the country elected a president and named a prime minister. Prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said last month his efforts to form the government faced “stumbling blocks”, testing hopes he could quickly steer the country

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Lebanon’s 13th President

How General Michel Aoun won the presidency  By Marlene Khalife  With a majority of 83 votes, 36 white papers, and cameo nominations for Zorba the Greek and Lebanese Forces MP Strida Geagea, MP Michel Aoun, the head of the Free Patriotic Movement’s (FPM) parliamentary bloc became Lebanon’s 13th president since its independence from France, seven decades

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Hezbollah Vows at Mass Beirut Rally to Keep Up ‘Jihad’ in Syria

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT  – The Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah vowed to maintain its “jihad” in neighboring Syria at a huge rally in Beirut on Wednesday, a day after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the war was in a phase of escalation. Addressing thousands marking Shi’ite Islam’s annual Ashura religious commemoration in a heavily

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Former Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam

Former Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam discusses the Syrian crisis, Iran’s meddling and the U.S.-Russia face off. BY: Leila Hatoum “I cannot imagine how the war in Syria will end…I believe that the U.S. administration, perhaps, is no longer capable of fixing the situation [there],” says Abdul Halim Khaddam, Syria’s former vice president, from his Parisian

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Israeli Military Says They Attacked Two Syrian Army Targets

JERUSALEM, July 4 (Reuters) – Israel attacked Syrian army targets after errant fire from fighting in Syria’s civil war struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the military said on Monday. A spokeswoman said two targets belonging to the Syrian military were hit overnight after the fire damaged Israel’s security fence on the Golan, territory captured from

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Eight Suicide Bombers Target Lebanese Christian Village

BEIRUT, June 27 – Eight suicide bombers attacked a Lebanese Christian village on Monday, killing five people and wounding dozens more, in the latest violent spillover of the five-year-old Syrian war into Lebanon. Security sources said they believed Daesh was responsible for the bombings in the village of Qaa on Lebanon’s border with Syria, but

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Death Becomes Them

Will the death of Hezbollah’s Badreddine impact the course of justice? BY Nicholas Noe The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will almost certainly continue the trial of four men accused of masterminding the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon, even though a fifth defendant, Mustapha Badreddine, was apparently killed in Syria

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Hezbollah Blames Rebel Shelling for Death of Top Commander in Syria

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, May 14  – Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander, whose death it announced on Friday, was killed in Syria by Sunni Islamist artillery fire and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi’ite movement had said. “Investigations have showed that the explosion, which targeted

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