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While Lebanon is celebrating the return of the prisoners as part of an exchange, Israel is holding military funerals for Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, two soldiers returned (photo, from boston.com) from Lebanon by the Hezbollah movement.

The Israeli soldiers are believed to have died in 2006, when they were ambushed. Their capture started the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon. (more…)

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Seven weeks after an agreement brokered by Qatar brought the coutry back from the brink of civil war, Lebanon has announced a new 30-members national unity government.

After a meeting with Lebanon’s president, Michel Sleiman, in Beirut on Friday, Fouad Siniora (photo, from time.com), reinstated as the country’s prime minister, announced the new cabinet. (more…)

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After being sworn in, the country’s new president, Michel Sleiman, has called for unity in Lebanon.

On Sunday, the ex-army chief was elected president in a parliamentary session attended by foreign dignitaries, including Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the emir of Qatar. He helped broker a deal to end a dispute between rival factons. (more…)

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