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Cabinet condemns Hezbollah 'coup' Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis  Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accused Hezbollah of trying to stage a 'militant coup d'etat' Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure   Hezbollah has agreed to withdraw its gunmen from Beirut after the Lebanese army settled tensions Violence reaches Tripoli Hezbollah rocks eastern villages   Control of several villages loyal to pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has been handed to the army after an attack by Hezbollah Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains  The Hezbollah-led revolt to topple U.S.-backed government triggered new fighting in mountains overlooking the capital Beirut peaceful as Hezbollah pulls back Bush offers help for Lebanon army Officials reverse anti-Hezbollah decisions Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis  Arab mediators have been engaged in 2 days of talks to try to reconcile the West-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition MPs elect new president  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant New leader to form unity cabinet Hezbollah promises Lebanon cooperation  Hassan Nasrallah , the fiery leader of Hezbollah militant movement, assured Lebanon that his movement will cooperate in the country's political... Israel sends back Hezbollah spy   Nissim Nasser, an Israeli citizen convicted of spying in 2002, has been deported to Lebanon, amid rumours it might be part of a prisoner swa... Violent clashes continue Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal  The Israeli Cabinet approved the measure 22-3 a deal with Hezbollah to exchange prisoners for 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers UK ban for Hezbollah military arm Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah  Israel has signed a U.N.-brokered deal under which it plans to release prisoners in exchange for 2 captured Israeli soldiers, both presumed ...   Syria, Lebanon to open embassies
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B. 01-15 U.S. Embassy car blast 'kills four' Lebanon
C. 01-25 Blast rocks Beirut eastern suburb Beirut
3. 01-27 7 die in clash with Lebanese troops Beirut
02-13 Blast kills top Hezbollah commander Syria
5. 02-13 US hails Hezbollah leader's death Washington
6. 02-13 Crowds mass for memorials Beirut
7. 02-14 Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war' Beirut
I. 02-28 U.S. Navy ships move closer to Lebanon Lebanon

  US hails Hezbollah leader's death   The state department welcomes the killing of Mughniyeh implicated in bomb attacks and a wave of hostage-taking in Lebanon in the 1980s Crowds mass for memorials   Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'   Addressing supporters in a pre-recorded message, Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind a blast in the Syrian capital, Damascus U.S. Navy ships move closer to Lebanon   Attack linked to Hezbollah  The deadly attack on a Jewish seminary was planned by an operation with purported ties to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group in Lebanon Factions fight in camp Hezbollah warns cabinet of 'war' Five killed in gun battles  The fierce fighting between supporters of government and the opposition Hezbollah takes over west Beirut
U.S. Embassy car blast 'kills four' Blast rocks Beirut eastern suburb 7 die in clash with Lebanese troops Israeli gunfire kills 1   Blast kills top Hezbollah commander


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  Imad Mughniyeh, suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years, has been killed in Syria.    Hezbollah blamed Israel for assassinating him. Mughniyeh had bee...
 
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  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government
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  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works
Jul.15   Israel and Hezbollah set for swap  Israel and the Lebanese militant group are preparing to hand over prisoners in an exchange UN-mediated deal Jul.16   Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006
 Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were seized in 2006 but until now there had been no confirmation of their deaths.
  Militants get heroes' welcome home  5 Lebanese militants, including a convicted murderer, received heroes' welcomes as they returned from Israel as part of a prisoner swap Jul.26   Six die in fighting   6 people killed and 52 wounded in battles between pro- and anti-government forces. After Lebanese soldiers arrived, the city quieted down

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.13   Tripoli rocked by bus bomb   At least 14 people have been killed by a blast in the center of the Lebanese city. Bus passengers included a number of off-duty soldiers Aug.27 Gaddafi charged for cleric kidnap

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.10   Lawmaker killed in blast
  Saleh Aridi, a member of the pro-Syrian opposition, has been killed in a car bombing south-east of the capital.    He was Druze Lebanese sheikh associated with L...
Sep.28 Explosion rocks city of Tripoli

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.15 Pop-star Tamim murder trial opens





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7 die in clash with Lebanese troops Israeli gunfire kills 1   Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'   Addressing supporters in a pre-recorded message, Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind a blast in the Syrian capital, Damascus U.S. Navy ships move closer to Lebanon Factions fight in camp Five killed in gun battles  The fierce fighting between supporters of government and the opposition Hezbollah takes over west Beirut




Lebanon, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.27
Feb.3
Feb.14
Feb.28
Mar.21
May.8
May.9
  Gunmen from the Shia militant group have seized most of western Beirut, driving out supporters of the Western-backed government
May.9 Cabinet condemns Hezbollah 'coup'
May.10 Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis  Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accused Hezbollah of trying to stage a 'militant coup d'etat' May.10 Hezbollah to end Beirut seizure   Hezbollah has agreed to withdraw its gunmen from Beirut after the Lebanese army settled tensions May.10 Violence reaches Tripoli May.11 Hezbollah rocks eastern villages   Control of several villages loyal to pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has been handed to the army after an attack by Hezbollah May.11 Hezbollah forces take revolt to mountains
  The Hezbollah-led revolt to topple U.S.-backed government triggered new fighting in mountains overlooking the capital May.12 Beirut peaceful as Hezbollah pulls back May.12 Bush offers help for Lebanon army Jun.1 Israel sends back Hezbollah spy   Nissim Nasser, an Israeli citizen convicted of spying in 2002, has been deported to Lebanon, amid rumours it might be part of a prisoner swa... Jun.23 Violent clashes continue Jun.29 Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal
  The Israeli Cabinet approved the measure 22-3 a deal with Hezbollah to exchange prisoners for 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers Jul.15 Israel and Hezbollah set for swap  Israel and the Lebanese militant group are preparing to hand over prisoners in an exchange UN-mediated deal Jul.16 Israel swaps prisoners for bodies
  Israel identified the bodies it received from Hezbollah in a prisoner swap as those of two Israeli soldiers abducted in 2006
 Israel has handed over 5 Lebanese prisoners and is releasing the remains of 200 Lebanese and other fighters. Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were seized in 2006 but until now there had been no confirmation of their deaths.
Jul.26 Six die in fighting   6 people killed and 52 wounded in battles between pro- and anti-government forces. After Lebanese soldiers arrived, the city quieted down



Lebanon, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.15 U.S. Embassy car blast 'kills four' Jan.25 Blast rocks Beirut eastern suburb Feb.13   Blast kills top Hezbollah commander
  Imad Mughniyeh, suspected in some of the deadliest terrorist attacks of the last 25 years, has been killed in Syria.    Hezbollah blamed Israel for assassinating him. Mughniyeh had bee...
Mar.7   Attack linked to Hezbollah  The deadly attack on a Jewish seminary was planned by an operation with purported ties to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group in Lebanon Jun.1 Israel sends back Hezbollah spy   Nissim Nasser, an Israeli citizen convicted of spying in 2002, has been deported to Lebanon, amid rumours it might be part of a prisoner swa... Jul.2 UK ban for Hezbollah military arm Aug.13 Tripoli rocked by bus bomb   At least 14 people have been killed by a blast in the center of the Lebanese city. Bus passengers included a number of off-duty soldiers Aug.27 Gaddafi charged for cleric kidnap Sep.10 Lawmaker killed in blast
  Saleh Aridi, a member of the pro-Syrian opposition, has been killed in a car bombing south-east of the capital.    He was Druze Lebanese sheikh associated with L...
Sep.28 Explosion rocks city of Tripoli Nov.15 Pop-star Tamim murder trial opens



Lebanon, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.27 7 die in clash with Lebanese troops
Feb.13   US hails Hezbollah leader's death   The state department welcomes the killing of Mughniyeh implicated in bomb attacks and a wave of hostage-taking in Lebanon in the 1980s Feb.13 Crowds mass for memorials Feb.14   Hezbollah chief: Israel faces 'open war'   Addressing supporters in a pre-recorded message, Nasrallah accused Israel of being behind a blast in the Syrian capital, Damascus May.8 Hezbollah warns cabinet of 'war' May.9 Cabinet condemns Hezbollah 'coup' May.10 Army vows to resolve Hezbollah crisis  Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accused Hezbollah of trying to stage a 'militant coup d'etat' May.12 Bush offers help for Lebanon army May.14 Officials reverse anti-Hezbollah decisions May.20 Deal agreed on Lebanon crisis  Arab mediators have been engaged in 2 days of talks to try to reconcile the West-backed government and the Hezbollah-led opposition May.25 MPs elect new president  Lebanon's parliament has elected army commander General Michel Suleiman as president, ending deadlock which has left the post vacant May.26 New leader to form unity cabinet May.26 Hezbollah promises Lebanon cooperation  Hassan Nasrallah , the fiery leader of Hezbollah militant movement, assured Lebanon that his movement will cooperate in the country's political... Jun.29 Israel OKs Hezbollah prisoner deal  The Israeli Cabinet approved the measure 22-3 a deal with Hezbollah to exchange prisoners for 2 kidnapped Israeli soldiers Jul.8 Israel signs prisoner deal with Hezbollah  Israel has signed a U.N.-brokered deal under which it plans to release prisoners in exchange for 2 captured Israeli soldiers, both presumed ... Jul.12   Syria, Lebanon to open embassies
  At a joint news conference, Sarkozy affirmed that the establishment of embassies in Beirut and Damascus was in the works
Jul.16 Militants get heroes' welcome home
  5 Lebanese militants, including a convicted murderer, received heroes' welcomes as they returned from Israel as part of a prisoner swap