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Lebanon bombings linked to civil war in Syria

By Niall Green, October 22, 2012

The two deadly bombings in Beirut point to the growing threat that the Syrian conflict will spread to Lebanon and throughout the region.

Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon

Part two

By Jean Shaoul, August 24, 2012

This is the conclusion of a two-part examination of the background to the current crisis in Lebanon.

Washington and its allies work to destabilise Lebanon

Part one

By Jean Shaoul, August 23, 2012

This is the first part of a two-part article examining the background to the current crisis in Lebanon.

US proxy war in Syria spreads to Lebanon and Iraq

By Eric London, August 18, 2012

The intensifying US proxy war in Syria is raising fears of a sectarian war throughout the Middle East.

Conflict over Syria threatens Lebanon’s stability

By Jean Shaoul, June 4, 2012

Lebanon’s government despatched troops to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, after sectarian clashes killed 10 on Saturday.

Gulf monarchies and US foment sectarian clashes in Lebanon

By Jean Shaoul, May 18, 2012

Several days of clashes in and around Tripoli between Sunni Islamists and Alawites have left 10 people dead, 50 wounded and several kidnapped.

Syrian conflict destabilizes Lebanon

By Niall Green, February 27, 2012

The conflict in Syria, where US-backed “rebels” are fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad, is exacerbating tensions in neighboring Lebanon.

Lebanon intercepts covert arms shipments bound for Syria

By Sahand Avedis, August 12, 2011

Lebanese army intelligence has intercepted a covert shipment of 1,000 assault rifles, apparently being sent to the Syrian city of Baniyas by US-backed forces in Lebanon hostile to the Syrian regime.

Lebanese conflict threatens civil war, Israeli-US intervention

By Jean Shaoul, January 27, 2011

On Tuesday, President Michel Suleiman called on Najib Mikati, who is backed by the Shia Islamist group Hezbollah and its allies, to form a new government.

US pressure triggers collapse of Lebanese government

By Bill Van Auken, January 14, 2011

Lebanon’s government fell Wednesday after the political bloc led by Hezbollah withdrew over a UN probe into the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri.

Lebanon government gave covert support for Israeli attack on Hezbollah

By Jean Shaoul, January 3, 2011

A classified cable from the US embassy in Beirut has revealed how Lebanon’s ruling March 14 alliance discussed with the US its preparations for a military attack by Israel against its rival Hezbollah.

Israel threatens Hezbollah and Lebanon

By Jean Shaoul, January 23, 2010

Israel has stepped up its warmongering against Hezbollah and the Lebanese government, worsening tensions throughout the Middle East.