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Lebanon: a country on the brink of collapse | Middle East | DW.DE | 20.06.2013

About a quarter of Lebanon's residents are Syrian refugees. The struggle for work and living space is starting to fuel tensions between the locals and those seeking refuge from their war-torn country.

Rana Haidar is on her way to work. The 25-year-old Palestinian from Syria has two jobs. In the mornings she works at a social club in Beirut's Sabra neighborhood, which also cares for Syrian children. In the afternoon she toils away at a social center in the neighboring Shatila district.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 01:31:59 PM EST
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Lebanese president calls on Hezbollah to pull out of Syria | News | DW.DE | 20.06.2013

There are growing concerns that the fighting in Syria could spill over its borders and draw its neighbors into the conflict. Now Lebanon's president has called on Hezbollah fighters to pull out of the country.

President Michel Suleiman used a newspaper interview published on Thursday to call on the powerful Lebanon-based Shiite group to stop fighting on the side of government forces in Syria.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 06:12:18 PM EST
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