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December 2008

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December 31
Lebanon observes mourning day over Gaza, as alert is high in south
Jumblat criticizes Hezbollah chief's verbal attack on Egypt
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December 30
Hezbollah watches for now as Israel hits Hamas
Egypt mocks Iran, Hezbollah on military record
Hezbollah says it won't provoke Israel clash over Gaza
Egypt hits back at Hezbollah criticism over Gaza
Lebanon to donate one million dollars to Gaza
Damaged Palestinian aid ship arrives in Lebanon
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December 29
Hezbollah chief urges new Palestinian uprising
In Gaza operation, Israel remembers Lebanon setbacks
Nasrallah: Hezbollah is on alert, won't abandon Hamas
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 29, 2008
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December 28
Suleiman: Lebanon not a platform for launching rockets into Israel
Demonstrations staged across Lebanon in protest of Gaza attacks
Hezbollah: Israel's attacks on Gaza "a war crime and a genocide"
Lebanese protest at UN building in Beirut in solidarity with Gaza
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December 27
Lebanon protesters converge on Egypt embassy after Gaza raid
Hezbollah-led demo says Gaza is not alone
Lebanese leaders call for action to deter Israel
Partnership between UN and Lebanese army stressed during President's visit
Lebanon Christian leader says Hezbollah should train army
Christian refugees from Iraq pack pews in Lebanon
Chinese, Lebanese men among 13 dead in DR Congo crime wave
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December 26
Syrian flag flies over first embassy in Lebanon
More UN patrols after rockets found near Israel border
Lebanese army dismantles eight rockets aimed at Israel
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December 25
Lebanon festive for now, but tough issues ahead
Siniora says no interest right now in Israel peace talks
Lebanese army finds seven missiles pointed at Israel
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December 24
Lebanon's opposition leaders differ over direct talks with Israel
Hamas thanks Lebanese for support during Gaza siege
U.S. tells Israel: Don't sell Lebanon for peace with Syria
Hariri: Direct talks with Israel is not in Lebanon's interest
Germany to grant Lebanon 50 Leopard tanks
Lebanese activists will sail to Gaza, defy Israeli blockade
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December 23
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 23, 2008
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December 22
Lebanon-Syria thaw puts spotlight on missing
Syrian diplomats begin work in Lebanon
Lebanon leaders put off reconciliation talks to New Year
Lebanon gets loans for USD 130 mln
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December 21
Lebanon: Iraqi deputy leader visits Beirut
Lebanese leaders meet for 3rd round of talks to settle rifts
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 22, 2008
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December 20
Envoys: Syria says it won't block Hezbollah arming
Lebanon appoints ambassador to Syria as ties warm
Lebanon to protest to UN after Israel seizes two men
Lebanese security find bicycle with camera near Jumblat's house
Lebanese government committed to privatisation
U.S. official welcomes Russian military assistance to Lebanon
US to supply tanks to Lebanon in spring 2009
Thousands join Hezbollah rally against Gaza siege
Israel releases two "kidnapped" Lebanese
Lebanon says Israeli soldiers capture two Lebanese men
Lebanese government committed to privatisation
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December 19
Lebanon to set up center to combat illegal monitoring
Lebanon tourism breathing again
Alleged Hariri killers face March trial
Russia, Testing U.S. Sway, Offers Lebanon 10 Warplanes
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 19, 2008
Iran hails Russia military aid to Lebanon
White House shocked by Lebanon fighter jet deal with Russia
U.S. report: American military must learn lessons of Second Lebanon War
Talks between UN envoy & president center on national dialogue, Syria
Lebanon tourism breathing again
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December 18
Top NSW policeman takes on Beirut killing
U.N. investigator says Hariri killing can be solved
UN Hariri probe gets mandate extension
Hamas opens new front in its war with Fatah: Lebanon
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 18, 2008
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December 17
UN forces in Lebanon warned of possible attack
Russian Mig-29 donation to Lebanon raises suspicions
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 17, 2008
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December 16
Russia to 'donate' 10 MiG-29 jet fighters to Lebanon
Hezbollah chief calls for demonstrations till Gaza siege ends
Lebanon postpones mobile phone privatisation
Formation of panel for monitoring Lebanon's elections hailed
Hezbollah defends shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist
Sarkozy to visit Lebanon - but not Syria, sources say
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 16, 2008
Lebanon postpones mobile phone privatisation
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December 15
Preparing for possible confrontation with Hezbollah
In Lebanon, rivals unconvinced by warlord's apology
Lebanon likely to cut growth outlook on Gulf concerns
Lebanon defense minister to talk arms in Moscow
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 15, 2008
Lebanon likely to cut growth outlook on Gulf concerns
Financial crisis expected to slow slow remittances inflow to Lebanon
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December 14
Report: Saudi's Prince Alwaleed lost $4B this year
Jordan, Lebanon urge implementing resolution 1701
Lebanese women wed to foreigners want equality
New Israeli smart bombs 'easily target Lebanon'
Hamas' Zahar: Israeli stubbornness led to Lebanon War
Lebanese opposition ministers use veto power for first time
Jumblat accuses Syria of supporting terrorism
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December 13
Hezbollah slams ‘racist reality’ of Israel
Three elected to join AUB Board of Trustees
UNIFIL on alert as Al Qaeda reloctaes to Lebanon
US, Lebanese officials discuss Washington's policy
Jimmy Carter regrets not meeting with Hezbollah
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December 12
Obama slammed in Iran over stand on Hezbollah
Iran cleric says Obama adopting old U.S. tactics
Carter offers to monitor Lebanese 2009 elections
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 12, 2008
Consul asks Philippines to lift ban on sending workers to Lebanon
Moody upgrades Lebanon's sovereign ratings
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December 11
UNIFIL takes precautionary measures after threats
Carter considers sending observers to Lebanon elections
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 11, 2008
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December 10
Carter urges Lebanon, Israel to work for peace
Lebanon chooses first ambassador to Syria
Fatah Al-Islam leader reportedly killed in Syria
Aoun says Syria will not return to Lebanon
Iran warns of Fatah al-Islam activity
Beirut gauges impact of wage hikes on Treasury
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December 9
Lebanese convicted in failed German train bombing
Moscow sends warships on Med tour, offers Lebanon heavy weapons
Ex-President Carter says Hezbollah won't meet him
Lebanese Druze leaders at the edge of confrontation
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December 8
Lebanon, Iran make moves toward cooperation
Clash in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kills one
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 8, 2008
Jumblat: Syria is the first and last danger to Lebanon's independence
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December 7
Syria decides ambassador to Lebanon
Verdict due for Lebanese in German train bomb plot
Lebanon: Protected against melting down
Hezbollah blames Sunni group for Mumbai attacks
Lebanon: Protected against melting down
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December 6
Lebanon feels pinch of Gulf slowdown
Lebanese lawyer claims Obama is not American by birth
Report: Lebanese general Aoun met Mossad agents during Paris exile
Ex-US president Carter to visit Syria, Lebanon
Lebanon: Israeli spy ring admit monitoring Palestinian, Syrian positions
Lebanon: Coping Well
World Bank expert warns Lebanon can't dodge global crisis forever
Lebanon feels pinch of Gulf slowdown
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December 5
Trip to Syria widens schism among Lebanese Christian rivals
AUB student elections mirror political tensions in country
Elections in Lebanon on time no matter what: officials
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 5, 2008
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December 4
Lebanon's Hezbollah says sure to win legislative polls
Pragmatism helps shield Lebanon’s bank sector
Aoun's courting of Assad shows how Syria's influence persists in Lebanon
Lebanon tourism hits four-year high
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 4, 2008
Pragmatism helps shield Lebanon’s bank sector
Lebanon tourism hits four-year high
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December 3
Germany helping Lebanon improve border security with Syria
Aoun sees 'bright future' for ties with former foe Syria
Lebanese Christian leader reconciles with Syria
U.N. probe finds new evidence in Hariri killing
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 3, 2008
US commander Petraeus meets Lebanese officials
Terrorism suspect insists bomb in Germany was hoax
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December 2
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 2, 2008
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December 1
Lebanese Christian leader Aoun defends visit to Syria
Lebanese Druze leader criticizes army commander's visit to Syria
Siniora, Ban anounce tribunal will begin March 1
Lebanon economic and strategic outlook macroeconomic profile
Lebanon Press Highlights: December 1, 2008
Lebanon economic and strategic outlook macroeconomic profile

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