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Political Rivals Resume Talks in Lebanon

Leaders of Lebanon’s rival factions resumed talks Monday after a weeklong break in an attempt to agree on the biggest issues that divide the country — the fate of the pro-Syrian president and the U.N. call for Hezbollah’s disarmament. Troops, armed police and concrete barriers cordoned off the parliament building Monday as the 14 faction leaders — Muslim and Christian, pro- and anti-Syrian — arrived for the talks. Druse leader Walid Jumblatt came in an inconspicuous car — a small, old Renault — for the sake of security. His bodyguards followed in a similar vehicle. Full Story

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