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  Cabinet condemns Hezbollah 'coup'  Lebanon's cabinet has said the seizure of most of western Beirut by the Shia group was 'a bloody coup' Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis  Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accused Hezbollah of trying to stage a 'militant coup d'etat' Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure  Hezbollah has agreed to withdraw its gunmen from Beirut after the Lebanese army settled tensions Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains
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  Five killed in gun battles  The fierce fighting between supporters of government and the opposition   Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
  Blast rocks Beirut eastern suburb   At least 4 people have been killed in a powerful car bombing. A senior member of the police intelligence unit was among the dead 7 die in clash with Lebanese troops  At least 4 opposition protesters were killed in the southern suburbs while protesting the government's electricity rationing   Crowds mass for memorials  Thousands of people are gathering to mark three years since the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri   Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'

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  Addressing supporters in a pre-recorded message, Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind a blast in the Syrian capital, Damascus.    Hassan Nasrallah says Hezbollah is ready for 'open war...

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  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government
  The Hezbollah-led revolt to topple U.S.-backed government triggered new fighting in mountains overlooking the capital
May.12   Beirut peaceful as Hezbollah pulls back  Hezbollah militias pulled back from positions in western Beirut and government troops took over checkpoints there May.14   Officials reverse anti-Hezbollah decisions  Cabinet reversed two decisions that triggered violence among anti-government militants last week May.25   MPs elect new president
  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant
 He had won 118 votes out of 127.. Suleiman, who was standing unopposed, is seen as neutral by Lebanon's rival factions
May.26   New leader to form unity cabinet  Military bands and an honor guard salute greeted President Michel Suleiman as he to begin the monumental task of uniting a wounded nation   Hezbollah promises Lebanon cooperation  Hassan Nasrallah , the fiery leader of Hezbollah militant movement, assured Lebanon that his movement will cooperate in the country's political life

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Jul.16   Militants get heroes' welcome home
  5 Lebanese militants, including a convicted murderer, received heroes' welcomes as they returned from Israel as part of a prisoner swap.    The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has pers...

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Aug.27     Gaddafi charged for cleric kidnap  Lebanon has indicted Libyan leader over the disappearance of Sheikh Moussa Sadr during a visit to Libya 30 years ago

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