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Hezbollah reactivating Resistance Brigades in Sidon 
By Mohammed Zaatari | April 04, 2014 12:14 AM
There is growing concern over Hezbollah’s recent decision to reactivate and boost the activities of the controversial Resistance Brigades in Sidon, according to a political source close to the situation.
Charbel denies Assir’s death plot claims 
March 24, 2014 12:30 PM
Former Minister Marwan Charbel denies that he told fugitive Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir that the two major political blocs were conspiring to assassinate him at the time of the June clashes in the southern town of Abra.
Palestinian Islamists seek accord with Shiite groups 
By Mirella Hodeib | March 17, 2014 12:30 AM
Hezbollah, the Amal Movement and Palestinian Islamist factions in Lebanon are putting the finishing touches to a Memorandum of Understanding to defuse tension between the two communities they represent and prevent strife, a source involved in the talks told The Daily Star.
Car of bombing suspect’s father torched in s. Lebanon 
February 25, 2014 10:26 AM (Last Updated: 25/02/2014 12:35 PM)
A car belonging to the father of a suspect in the suicide attack that targeted the Iranian Cultural Center outside Beirut earlier this month was torched early Tuesday morning in south Lebanon, security sources said.
Identity of one Bir Hasan bomber confirmed 
By Wassim Mroueh, Youssef Diab | February 21, 2014 12:27 AM (Last Updated: 21/02/2014 01:45 PM)
The Lebanese Army confirmed Thursday that a 22-year-old Palestinian was one of two suicide bombers who targeted the Iranian Cultural Center in a Beirut neighborhood the day before, as the death toll from the attack rose to 10.
Al-Qaeda offshoot releases video of Iran embassy attack 
February 13, 2014 02:58 PM (Last Updated: 13/02/2014 03:09 PM)
The Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades allegedly releases a video showing footage of the Nov. 19 double suicide attack against the Iranian embassy in Beirut, for which it has claimed responsibility.
Lebanon warily eyes its Sunni militants 
By Alexander Corbeil | January 21, 2014 12:19 AM
The Jan. 2 bombing in Beirut’s southern suburbs marked the third attack against Hezbollah’s stronghold for its military support of the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria.
Palestinians fear war with Hezbollah 
By Mohammed Zaatari, Wassim Mroueh | January 09, 2014 12:27 AM
The spiritual leader of all Salafist groups in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp voices fears of a possible armed sectarian confrontation between Hezbollah and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon if the party did not revise its policies at home and in Syria.

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