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By putting Hezbollah members on the stand, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is investigating former leader Rafik Hariri’s assassination, could topple a delicate political balance.
The bombing follows Lebanon’s arrest of a Saudi member of an Al Qaeda-linked group that bombed the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November.
Saudi Arabia is flexing its muscles in Lebanon, where the army is overshadowed by the powerful militant group Hezbollah, a key ally of Saudi rival Iran.
Iran’s embassy was targeted today by suicide bombers angry at Tehran’s strong backing for the Syrian regime. Saudi Arabia is throwing its weight behind anti-Assad forces.
Sunni militants accuse the army, perhaps the only widely respected public institution in Lebanon, of siding with Hezbollah.
Lebanese developers are designing apps to keep people safe as Syria-related violence intensifies.
After attacks in its Beirut stronghold, Hezbollah is trying to protect people with new measures – while also not disrupting their lives too much.
That’s one theory. The distance the rockets were able to travel indicated use of a long-range weapon that only a local Al Qaeda-linked group is believed to have.
The blast, which was felt across Beirut, injured dozens and the death toll is expected to rise.
Lebanese Sunnis lack the military organization of their Shiite rivals and have a tradition of nonviolence.
Europeans overcome divisions to define Hezbollah military wing as a terrorist group.
With Sunni-Shiite tensions higher than ever because of war in neighboring Syria, it didn’t take much to spark deadly fighting in the Lebanese city of Sidon. Hezbollah quickly jumped in.
Rebels abandoned the strategic city of Qusayr on Wednesday in a significant victory for Syria’s Assad regime and a psychological blow to opposition forces.
Lebanon, which lived under Syrian occupation for 30 years and has battled its own bloody sectarian wars, is now in the crosshairs of a spiraling regional conflict.
A rocket attack on Shiite neighborhood in Beirut Lebanon was the first attack of its kind since 1990. The attack appeared to be retaliation for the Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war on the side of Bashar al-Assad.
Hezbollah is stepping up its support of the Syrian government, helping it retake key rebel strongholds on the road to Damascus.
Israel as well as Syria and its Lebanese-ally Hezbollah all have little interest in a wider conflict. But as Israel grows more assertive across its borders, the chance of a miscalculation is on the rise.
The Shiite militant group in Lebanon has sent drones over Israel in the past, linking their use to Israeli violations of Lebanon’s airspace.
Rebels fighting the Syrian government are shelling villages on the Lebanese side of the border in order to curb a Lebanese group’s efforts to help the Syrian regime.