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Rally will crank up pressure on Lebanon government

Hundreds of thousands of opposition protesters, led by the pro-Syrian group Hezbollah, are expected to stage a rally on Sunday aimed at ousting Lebanon’s Western-backed government. Opposition supporters have been camping out in central Beirut since Dec. 1, paralysing the heart of the capital and vowing not to budge until Prime Minister Fouad Siniora bows to their demands for a government of national unity. Siniora and the Sunni-led ruling majority refuse to give in, accusing the Shi’ite Hezbollah of trying to stage a coup in the wake of their 34-day war against Israel earlier this year. Full Story

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