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2006-08-05 12:53:00

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and France agreed on Saturday on a Security Council resolution calling for fighting between Israel and Hizbollah to end, but on the ground both sides traded fire and a Hizbollah rocket killed three. The 15 member U.N. Security Council was due to receive the text at 1900 GMT to review it, the United Nations announced. "This is a first step. There is still much to be done," said British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "But there is no...

2006-02-14 08:17:44

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Half a million flag-waving Lebanese packed central Beirut on Tuesday, a year to the day after the assassination of former premier Rafik al-Hariri, giving new impetus to Lebanon's anti-Syrian coalition. The turnout was reminiscent of huge protests after last year's February 14 killing of Hariri and 22 others. Those demonstrations, coupled with international pressure, forced Syria to end its 29-year military presence in Lebanon, although Damascus...

2006-01-19 08:10:00

By Rasha Elass DAMASCUS (Reuters) - For generations, Lebanese shoppers have journeyed to neighboring Syria to stock their larders and buy clothes and even furniture at bargain prices. But many have stayed at home since the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri last February put a chill on once-cozy relations between the two countries. "I used to buy everything from Syria. My wife and daughters would head up there every couple of weeks to buy food, clothes, washing...

2006-01-15 09:30:44

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - A row between pro-Syrian Hizbollah guerrillas and Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has plunged Lebanon deeper into a political crisis that has paralyzed the government and divided the country along sectarian lines. In an unprecedented attack on Saturday, Jumblatt accused Shi'ite Muslim Hizbollah of hiding behind its "weapons of treachery," capping a month-old campaign against the group that is under pressure to disarm in line with a UN resolution....

2005-12-13 13:57:59

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - It has become all too familiar in Lebanon. An anti-Syrian politician or journalist is killed, condemnations pour in from friends and foes alike, the funeral attracts thousands, while officials urge unity. Yet the longer a U.N. inquiry into the murder of ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri drags on, the more every assassination threatens to rekindle sectarian divisions between the mostly Shi'ite Muslim supporters of Damascus and its Christian, Sunni...

2005-10-24 10:43:09

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - France said on Monday it was too early to seek sanctions against Syria but the U.N. Security Council must demand Damascus cooperate with a U.N. inquiry into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Tens of thousands of Syrians took part in state-sponsored rallies to protest the report on the eve of a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the findings amid demands by the United States and Britain for action against Syria....

2005-06-28 12:54:52

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's new parliament re-electedpro-Syrian Nabih Berri as speaker on Tuesday, in a compromisehighlighting the struggle its anti-Syrian majority faces inerasing Damascus' influence. The warlord-turned-politician's return is likely to boostthe Hizbollah guerrilla group's drive to defy a U.N. SecurityCouncil resolution demanding it disarm, and complicates anyattempt to remove President Emile Lahoud, a close ally ofSyria. The 128-seat assembly, dominated...

2005-06-28 11:18:10

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's new parliament re-electedpro-Syrian Nabih Berri as speaker on Tuesday, in a compromisehighlighting the struggle its anti-Syrian majority faces inerasing Damascus' influence. The warlord-turned-politician's return is likely to boostHizbollah's drive to defy a U.N. Security Council resolutiondemanding its guerrillas disarm and complicates any attempt toremove President Emile Lahoud, a close ally of Syria. The 128-seat assembly, dominated by...

2005-06-28 08:40:26

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's parliament re-elected veteranpro-Syrian politician Nabih Berri as speaker for a fourthconsecutive term on Tuesday. The 128-seat assembly, dominated by opponents of Syria forthe first time since the 1975-1990 civil war, voted by amajority of 90 votes for Berri to return. Berri, leader of the Amal Movement, has held the positionof speaker, the highest open to a Shi'ite Muslim underLebanon's sectarian system, since 1992. Lebanon's main parliamentary blocs agreed...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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