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In Lebanon, reactions from 5 people who face terror threats daily

BEIRUT — Traveling to the suburb of Dahiya in Beirut’s south is not as easy as it used to be. Checkpoints and soldiers man every street. Cars and IDs are thoroughly checked. Barricades have been erected around many businesses and public buildings preventing potential car bombs from getting too close. On Friday, men were busy building a wall of sandbags at the front of one local bank.

As Hariri trial begins, mixed forecast for Lebanon and international law

THE HAGUE — Nearly nine years after Rafik Hariri, Lebanon’s former prime minister, and 22 others were killed in a massive suicide bombing in downtown Beirut, observers are divided on what good can come from the UN-backed tribunal charged with prosecuting the assassination.

Syrian conflict stokes Sunni anger in Lebanon, with army now seen as threat

TRIPOLI — For more and more Sunni Muslim militants in Lebanon, the army is transforming from an ineffective and neutral player to an enemy. “Today, we feel that the army is the lap of the devil,” said Bilal Masri, a leader of one of Tripoli’s many Sunni militias. “We feel that the Lebanese army does not have its own orders, it works for a foreign agenda.”

Hezbollah checkpoint clash leaves four dead in Lebanon

Four dead in Lebanon on Saturday after a clash near Syrian border.

60 Seconds on Earth: Working to save a piece of Lebanese history

BEIRUT — Lebanese artists have turned an abandoned villa into art studios. They call it "Mansion." It won't save the world, but it's giving a new lease on life to a historic home in Beirut.

Lebanon explosions: Is it different this time?

BEIRUT — Lebanon is no stranger to bombs.

Lebanese armed forces clash with hardline Sunni cleric Assir; at least eight dead (VIDEO)

Clashes between militants and the Lebanese army saw at least eight people in the city of Sidon on Sunday.

Hezbollah Is Launching An Offensive That Will Profoundly Change The Syrian War

Thousands of Lebanese Hezbollah militants are amassing around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in preparation for an assault on the city, Loveday Morris of The Washington Post reports. Original Source URL:  http://www.businessinsider.com/hezbollah-is-preparing-to-attack-aleppo-2013-6

Lebanese troops killed near Syria border in spillover of violence

According to a statement from the Lebanese army, the attack on the checkpoint was carried out by "an armed group in a black jeep. The troops stationed at the checkpoint confronted the aggressors. A clash broke out and resulted in the martyrdom of three soldiers."

Rocket fired towards Israel from Lebanon

It is unclear if the rocket landed on Israeli territory but local residents report hearing the blast.
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Lebanese security forces stand guard outside a car showroom where a rocket exploded in Shiah, a southern suburb of Beirut, on May 26, 2013. Hours later another rocket was fired towards Israel. (Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images)
A rocket was fired from the southern Lebanese town of Marjayoun towards Israel Sunday.
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