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Hizbullah and Al-Qaeda: Friends or foes?

NOTE: THIS IS ARTICLE HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN AUG 20, 2014 AND PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY STAR BUT THE SYRIAN WAR HAS PROVEN ITS APPROACH. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2004/Aug-20/93887-hizbullah-and-al-qaeda-friends-or-foes.ashx THE LEVANT NEWS — By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – The final report of the Sept. 11 Commission in the US argued that Al-Qaeda had …

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Al-Ahbash: Their Ideology and Evolution

THE LEVANT NEWS EXCLUSIVE — By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – Al-Ahbash or the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects (jam’iyyat al-mashari’ al-khayriyya al-islamiyya) is a Sufi religious movement which was founded in Lebanon in the mid-1980s. Al-Ahbash is a name attributed to the founder of the group, Sheikh Abdullah al-Harari, known …

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Lebanon: Garbage crisis no closer to solution

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Philip Issa for The Daily Star — With four months having passed since authorities closed the country’s largest landfill, in Naameh, officials are barely any closer to resolving the trash crisis than they were in July. Prime Minister Tammam Salam’s office is considering three serious …

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9 detained in Lebanon over twin bombings

The Levant News– Lebanese Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouq says security forces have detained nine people in connection with the recent deadly twin bombings in the country’s capital, Beirut. Mashnouq said during a televised conference on Sunday that the detainees included two suspects who had planned Thursday’s bombings. He added that the entire …

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Beirut attack increases will to fight ISIS: Nasrallah

THE LEVANT NEWS–BEIRUT: The double suicide attack that targeted a southern Beirut suburb earlier this week only increases Hezbollah’s determination to fight ISIS in Syria, party chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday. “If they (ISIS) assume that killing our men and women and children and burning our markets could weaken …

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Blasts hit Beirut suburb, 23 killed, 105 wounded

The Levant News — At least 23 people have reportedly been killed and 105 wounded after two large explosions rocked a street of al-hussaynieh in the Borj al-Barajaneh area in a southern suburb of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a Lebanese Interior Ministry source says. The Lebanese al-Manar television cited some media …

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Iranian deputy foreign minister meets Nasrallah in Beirut

THE LEVANT NEWS — A senior Iranian diplomat has met with the head of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called on Nasrallah to discuss the latest developments in the region. Amir-Abdollahian, who is on a regional tour, arrived …

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Hezbollah wants case against Al-Mayadeen dropped

THE LEVANT NEWS — Hezbollah Wednesday urged Information Minister Ramzi Joreige to drop a libel case brought forward by Arabsat satellite communications operator against the pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen television channel. “Al-Mayadeen channel did not violate any legal terms of the contract signed between them and the Lebanese government,” Hezbollah MP Hasan …

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FPM, Future to attend legislative session

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT –Free Patriotic Movement and Future Movement lawmakers will attend Thursday’s legislative session after an apparent deal had been reached between them regarding a contentious nationality draft law on the agenda. FPM’s participation was announced by the head of the party’s Change and Reform Bloc Michel …

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Iran renews push for Lebanon presidential election

THE LEVANT NEWS– Iran Wednesday reiterated its support for the election of a new president as hope faded for Lebanon after 18 months of a power vacuum. “We strongly support the continuation of the political process and the election of a president,” Iran’s deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told …

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Will Lebanon face a further downgrade?

The Levant News — By Osama Habib for The Daily Star — BEIRUT: Lack of reforms, political instability and slow economic growth is leaving the embattled government with very few options to finance its current expenditure needs, economists and bankers said Wednesday. One of these options, if not the only …

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Lebanon army raids nightclub, 8 killed

THE LEVANT NEWS — BEIRUT: An exchange of fire Monday between the Lebanese Army and drug dealers at a north Lebanon nightclub left two soldiers and six others dead, the military and a security source said. A sergeant-major, a soldier, four suspects and two women were killed during the early …

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World Bank plans financial aid for Syria’s neighbours

The Levant News — The World Bank is trying to put together a package of financial assistance for countries hosting refugees from Syria. Bank officials say there is a substantial financial burden being borne by Lebanon and Jordan. They are discussing help from rich countries and from Gulf nations. They say …

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Protests turned BCD into ghost town

The Levant News — Lebanon’s business community reiterated calls to end the anti-government protests in Beirut Central District, warning that these actions have turned the area into a ghost town. Source: The Daily Star

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Russia Seeks to Strengthen Lebanese Army to Fight ISIL

The Levant News — Russia strengthens its alliance with Middle Eastern countries and provides the Lebanese army with military equipment, media reported. Russia wants to promote modernization of the Lebanese armed forces and law enforcement agencies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Lebanon Support …

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Lebanon soldiers injured in mortar attack in Ras Baalbek

The Levant News — A mortar round has hit a Lebanese army base close to the Syrian border, leaving five soldiers injured, a military source says. The source, whose name was not released, told AFP that the soldiers “were wounded after a mortar shell landed inside their base” in Lebanon’s northeastern …

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Lebanese Protests Continue

A protester holds a ball to be thrown towards a blocked street leading to the parliament building, where the third session of the national dialogue talks aimed at discussing ways out of a political crisis is taking place, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 22, 2015.  

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