Tag Archives: Sectarian violence

Syrian Civil War Shakes Damascus-Beirut Ties

By: Zeina Karam The Syrian civil war has spilled over into Lebanon, bringing with it sectarian street clashes, mob violence and general government paralysis in Beirut. But it was the dramatic arrest earlier this month of a former Lebanese government … Continue reading

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Death toll soars as Syria strife ignites Lebanon tensions

More blood has been spilt in Lebanon amid sectarian tensions over the uprising in Syria. At least eight people have now been killed with the army seemingly powerless to stop gunbattles between Sunni Muslims and Alawites. Dozens more have been … Continue reading

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Ten dead as Syria rage spills over

Clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian regime gunmen have killed at least 10 people in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Thirty-one people were injured in the violence, an official said. Among the dead were a woman and her son, killed by … Continue reading

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Syria-linked clashes end in Lebanon but anger remains

Deadly sectarian clashes linked to the unrest in Syria may have ended for now in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, but residents warn that violence is bound to boil over again. “It’s only a matter of time before we … Continue reading

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Syrian unrest spills into Lebanon for 3rd day

By: Ben Hubbard TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, Lebanese gunmen clashed in street battles Monday as sectarian tensions linked to the 14-month-old uprising in Syria bled across the border for a third day. At least five … Continue reading

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As Syrians flee Homs, sectarian faultlines deepen

It started a few months ago with neighbors’ suspicious looks, then came the threats. Their car was smashed and their front door was painted over with sectarian slurs. That was when the landlord said it was time for Khaled’s Sunni … Continue reading

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Syrian actress finds her true calling in real life drama

AMMAN: Syrian actress Fadwa Sulaiman says she was drawn to a life in drama because of its promise of freedom. Disillusioned at the level of state control even in theatre and film, she joined protests last year against President Bashar … Continue reading

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