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In reports on the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq in recent weeks is mediated, that this is mainly domestic protests. This corresponds to long no longer the truth. The demonstrations are also used by forces in the region to influence zones to back up. The restless Middle East is so destabilized.

In violent clashes between protesters and government as well as non-state armed militias have been killed in Iraq over 300 people and injured thousands. In Lebanon, the manifestations ran Although long in fairly moderate way, but now the battle lines have hardened there and have armed militias, especially the Shiite Hezbollah, started to intervene. Politically, there has been a first result in Beirut: Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation and is thus fulfilled a central demand of the protesters. It was initially unclear, however, whether this is a resignation in the long run and would like the next developments look like.

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