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Deadly Shot Disperses Protests in Beirut

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured Thursday when gunfire erupted in the Lebanese capital amid protests against a judge investigating a deadly explosion at the port last year. Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for calm to be restored and urged citizens “not to be dragged into …

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Judges in Beirut Explosion Investigation Face Hezbollah Threat

The investigation into last year’s big explosion in Beirut has been slow because of what observers say was interference by the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah group. Lebanese judge Tarek Bitar has survived two attempts to sack him. The most recent was Monday when the court dismissed the complaint against Bitar, but …

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