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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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Lebanon’s political crisis threatens to spiral out of control, with eight people killed and 15 wounded, according to security sources.

After a speech by Hassan Nasrallah (photo), fighting in Beirout intensified on Thursday, the second day of anti-government protests. In his speech, the Hezbollah leader called a government crackdown on the Shia group “tantamount to a declaration of war”. (more…)

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