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Vote delay could destabilise Lebanon
Vote delay could destabilise Lebanon

A divisive debate over Lebanon's electoral law may delay parliamentary elections scheduled for June 9, stoking fears of instability in a country already rattled by the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Vote delay could destabilise Lebanon
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon

The United States and the European Union have expressed concern at the political situation in Lebanon, where the opposition has called for the premier to step down over a deadly blast blamed on Syria.

EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral
Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral

Lebanese police clashed with protesters trying to storm the prime minister's office in Beirut, amid calls for him to quit after a top security official was killed by a car bomb blamed on Syria.

Lebanon police tear-gas anti-PM protest at funeral
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Lebanon ready to drill for offshore gas: minister

Lebanon is technically ready to start drilling for offshore natural gas reserves, its energy minister said on Monday, after exploration in around half the country's exclusive economic zone was completed.

Lebanon ready to drill for offshore gas: minister
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises

Hezbollah warned of "very dangerous" global repercussions if an anti-Islam film is released in its entirety, as a fatwa was issued against the film's producer who has gone into hiding with his family.

Hezbollah warns US over film as toll rises
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police

The family of the producer of "Innocence of Muslims" joined him in hiding Monday as more cast members of the film that outraged the Islamic world insisted they had been duped into making it.

Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film

Furious protesters targeted symbols of US influence in cities across the Muslim world on Friday, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation for a film that mocks Islam.

Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Pope brings peace message to Lebanon as Mideast burns
Pope brings peace message to Lebanon as Mideast burns

Pope Benedict XVI arrives on Friday for a three-day visit to Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country riven by sectarian tensions as fighting rages next door in Syria.

Pope brings peace message to Lebanon as Mideast burns
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. ©REUTERS
Lebanon's Hezbollah denies possessing chemical weapons

The leader of the powerful Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday denied that his group possessed chemical weapons.

Lebanon's Hezbollah denies possessing chemical weapons
Democracy still 'preferable' in Muslim nations, survey says
Democracy still 'preferable' in Muslim nations, survey says

Democracy is still popular in six Muslim-majority countries, over a year after the Arab Spring, and the majority in some countries favors laws based on the Koran, according to a poll published Tuesday.

Democracy still 'preferable' in Muslim nations, survey says