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Syrian Troops Ransack Northern Border Village

Syrian troops have reportedly ransacked a border village that had provided help to thousands of people fleeing a military crackdown on anti-government dissent. Refugees and activists say that soldiers in the village of Bdama set fire to crops and buildings

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World Press Photo Exhibit Closes Early Over Censorship

          A World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut is shutting down early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work, an organizer of the exhibit said Friday. Erik de Kruijf, a World

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Hundreds Protest Lebanon’s Sectarian Government System

Source: VOA   Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon Sunday against the country’s sectarian political system. The protesters in Beirut carried signs and chanted slogans calling for a secular government. Lebanon’s power-sharing system requires that the president be a Maronite

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December 4, 1991: Hostage Terry Anderson Freed in Lebanon

On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990). On March

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