Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lebanon Is Calm Now, But Fears For The Future Continue

Instability Feared In Lebanon After Assassination -- CNN

(CNN) -- Last week's deadly car bombing in Beirut has exposed Lebanon's tenuous stability, as fears mount that the country could slip into chaos and be dragged into Syria's bloody civil war.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday was the latest to express "concern about the stability of Lebanon," following a meeting with the country's prime minister, the state-run news outlet NNA reported.

Friday's bombing killed the nation's intelligence chief, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, and triggered unrest. Sporadic fighting has erupted across Lebanon since.

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More News On Lebanon

Lebanon army deploys in Beirut and Tripoli -- BBC
Calm Returns to Lebanon as Troops Deploy -- Wall Street Journal
Army say gunmen agree to truce in Lebanon's Tripoli -- Reuters
Fighting flares in Lebanese city over Syria loyalties -- Reuters
Lebanon Army Tries to Restore Order -- Wall Street Journal
Lebanese Army Tries to Force Gunmen From Streets -- New York Times
Hezbollah opposes international tribunal probe of intelligence chief's Beirut assassination -- FOX News/AP
Syria exposes Lebanon's thin veneer of stability -- Stars and Stripes/AP
Lebanon's complex history -- CBC
Lebanon’s Fragile Peace Will Hold Despite Blow -- Paul Salem, Carnegie Endowment

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