» 06/23/2008, 00.00
Six dead and 40 wounded in second day of clashes in Tripoli
Violence breaks out between a pro-Hizbollah group and Sunni supporters of the Siniora government. In the evening the army announces it will deploy its men and vehicles to separate fighters.
Tripoli: car bomb against Lebanese army, six dead
Remote-controlled bomb blows up as a military bus drives by. Three soldiers are dead and 17 other people are injured. This is the second attack in two months in an area that has seen fighting between Shia militias and pro-government Sunni groups.
Commemorating Rafik Hariri’s death, demanding answers from March 14 leaders
More than 100,000 people gather to commemorate the death of former PM Hariri. Speaking to the crowds, leaders reiterate in measured tones the alliance’s goals. However, banners appear, asking, “What have you with my vote?”
Secretary Rice brings US backing to Suleiman and Siniora
The US secretary of state’s short stop in Lebanon shows Washington is “present” in the Doha agreement and Lebanon’s presidential election. Clashes between pro- anti-government supporters in Bekaa Valley result in three dead and four wounded.
A country in mourning looks to the future with anxiety
On the day Antoine Ghanem is laid to rest, the Lebanese government calls on the United Nations and the Arab League to protect the upcoming presidential election. Saad Hariri and Nabih Berri talk on the phone.
Maronite committee ends meetings without agreement on presidential candidates’ names
The committee issues a report indicating general principles and tasks new head of state must fulfill. Patriarch Sfeir is asked to convene a new meeting for all Christian lawmakers. Hariri and Aoun are scheduled to meet face to face.
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