The World from Berlin Hezbollah's Rise to Power Is 'a Disaster for Lebanon'

Hezbollah has confirmed its standing as the most powerful political force in Lebanon by installing its candidate, businessman Najib Mikati, as prime minister. German media commentators say the move could turn Lebanon into an outpost of Iran on Israel's northern border -- and may trigger a war.
A Sunni protester burns tires in Beirut's Tarik al-Jdide area on Tuesday, a nationwide "day of anger" in protest at the nomination of Hezbollah's candidate for prime minister.

A Sunni protester burns tires in Beirut's Tarik al-Jdide area on Tuesday, a nationwide "day of anger" in protest at the nomination of Hezbollah's candidate for prime minister.

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-- David Crossland