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Caretaker Education Minister Hassan Diab announced Monday that the official Brevet exams in Sidon have been postponed to Sunday in light of the deteriorating security situation in the coastal city and urged the fighting parties to allow exams to
Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya MP Imad Hout said Monday his group denounces the attack against the Army in Sidon and called for an immediate cease-fire and evacuation of the allegedly armed apartments belonging to a pro- Hezbollah group. Al- Jamaa Al-Islamiya
At least six Lebanese soldiers were killed in a clash with Sunni militants in the port city of Sidon, the BBC reported. Army said the fighting broke out after supporters of the Sunni extremists opened fire on a checkpoint.
Fierce fighting between the Lebanese Army and supporters of a firebrand anti- Hezbollah sheikh in the south Lebanon city of Sidon raged for a second day Monday. Security sources said the Army tightened the noose around Sheikh Ahmad Assir and his some
Lebanese soldiers die in Syria-linked clashes in Sidon Lebanese soldiers have been trying to quell sectarian unrest caused by the Syrian war At least six Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with Sunni militants in the port city of Sidon.
Hezbollah officials called Sunday for the speedy formation of Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam's government but reiterated their stance for a Cabinet of national partnership. MP Mohammad Raad, who heads Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc, Mohammad
Sheikh Ahmad Assir said Friday he would delay taking armed action against apartments reportedly owned by Hezbollah, as sources familiar with the issue said a two-month truce had been agreed to with the authorities. Assir has demanded that two
The mufti of Sidon, Sheikh Salim Sousan, expressed optimism Thursday about efforts to defuse tension in the southern city following a meeting with Sheikh Ahmad Assir, whose followers clashed earlier this week with a pro- Hezbollah group. We discussed
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir ignores the army's appeal to stay in the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque and carries out a protest in the southern city of Sidon. You can probably find the best mufat'a in the world at a rundown small shop in Basta neighborhood.
The Sidon tensions underscored the fragility of Lebanons patchwork of sects, which has further weakened because of the conflict in Syria and has raised the risk of destabilizing the country and the broader Middle East. The tensions accelerated