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Shiites Push for Power After Lebanon War

Iraq’s Shiites owe their new power over the government to the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein nearly four years ago. Many Lebanese Shiites would similarly like Israel’s summer war with Hezbollah to be the seed of their political ascendancy. Hezbollah’s performance against a far superior Israeli army has bolstered the militia’s standing within Lebanon’s Shiite community, and across the Arab world. Full Story

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