Asia Observer

Car bomb kills 20 in Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold

 LAILA BASSAM | REUTERS

• Some 120 wounded and many trapped inside damaged buildings
• Group called Brigades of Aisha claims responsibility

BEIRUT A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah g


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Tanks in Beirut as Syria protest leaves one dead

By Laila Bassam
(Reuters) - Lebanese troops blocked streets in Beirut with tanks and barbed wire for several hours on Sunday after the killing of a protester outside the Iranian embassy raised factional tensions already inflamed by the war in Syria.
The


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