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Day of mourning  Lebanon prepared to bury anti-Syrian parliament member Walid Eido, a day after a bomb killed him and 9 others in Beirut Mourners attend funeral of anti-Syrian  Mourners marched in a funeral procession for a lawmaker Walid Eido killed by a car bomb Defense minister: Militants crushed
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City lockdown after rivals battle in streets  Lebanese officials imposed an overnight curfew after deadly clashes between pro-government and opposition supporters   Tension high for Hariri protest   A commemorative rally is to mark the second anniversary of the killing of former Prime Minister   Thousands rally on Hariri anniversary  Tens of thousands packed into a city square. Hundreds of troops were deployed a day after bus bombings killed 3 people Explosion rocks Beirut  An explosion filled the sky with plumes of black smoke as fighting also continued in the north of the country between soldiers and militants PM vows to uproot militants  Fouad Siniora is blaming Fatah al-Islam militants for using Palestinian refugees as a prop for trying to destabilize the country 10 injured in bomb blast  Clashes between Lebanese troops and Islamic militants have spread to Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp in the south Blast rocks waterfront  An explosion killing at least four people near an amusement park and club used by military personnel Lebanese lawmaker killed in blast
Protesters barricade roads

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  Hundreds have blocked major roads in and around the capital at the start of a general strike called by Hezbollah-led opposition

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  Walid Eido, an anti-Syrian member of the Lebanese parliament died in a bomb blast. 6 other people died and 11 were wounded in the explosion
  Lebanon's defense minister declared victory over the Fatah Islam, saying it had been crushed after a military assault on its stronghold in a refugee camp

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Sep.19   Anti-Syrian lawmaker dies in blast
  A massive bombing killed parliamentarian Antoine Ghanem and at least 4 others. He was a Christian Maronite and a member of Phalange Party
 The blast will reduce the parliamentary majority from 69 to 68, preventing them from electing a free president. World leaders and Lebanese politicians have condemned the attack that killed a MP in a mainly Christian suburb Sin al-Fil
Sep.20   Assassination spurs calls for strike
  Phalange Party called for a two-day strike, a day after a powerful bomb blast killed an anti-Syrian lawmaker and 4 other people   PM: 'Bomb won't stop Lebanon poll'  Lebanese leaders have vowed to press ahead with an election for president, despite the car-bomb assassination of an anti-Syrian lawmaker Sep.21   Thousands mourn MP Antoine Ghanem  Thousands lined the streets to honor Antoine Ghanem, the anti-Syrian Lebanese MP killed in a powerful bomb blast along with four others Sep.24   Politicians seek safety in guarded hotel  Anti-Syrian lawmakers rattled by assassination of one of their colleagues took refuge in a heavily guarded hotel Sep.25   Presidential vote delayed  Members of the opposition Hezbollah Party boycotted the session, making a quorum impossible to reach

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Nov.22   Impasse could bring chaos  Less than 24 hours before the president Emile Lahoud's term will expire, no one has been chosen to replace him Nov.23   MPs fail to elect president
  The pro-Syrian opposition did not allow the session to achieve the quorum. The term of the incumbent, Emile Lahoud, expires   Lahoud steps down; no successor
  Lebanese President has left the presidential palace after not naming a successor, and is calling on the army to preserve the nation's security
 A honor guard troops lined the walk in front of the palace for a farewell ceremony as Emil Lahoud departed. Pro-Western PM Siniora rejected the move and says that under the constitution his cabinet are in temporary power

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Dec.11   Blast kills army general
  At least 4 people, including Gen Francois al-Hajj, have died in an explosion near the presidential palace

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