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Lebanese face off at civil war flashpoint as tensions rise

Clashes broke out in towns and cities across Lebanon on Tuesday in the third night of confrontation between party supporters and demonstrators, which threatens to derail a peaceful protest movement.  The most symbolic was an hours-long stand-off between residents of Ain al-Remmaneh, where Lebanon’s 15-year civil war began, and neighbouring Chiyah.[…]

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‘Shameful’ US withholds food & medicine from Iranians while claiming to support them, FM Zarif says

Washington’s self-professed solidarity with Iranians protesting against rising fuel costs cannot be taken seriously since US sanctions have caused so much suffering in the Islamic Republic, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said. “The regime that imposes coercive economic actions and bars delivery of food and drugs to the elderly and patients,[…]

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