Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
There are few other countries like Lebanon where domestic affairs are so affected by regional calamities. With Hezbollah still fighting across the border in Syria, Lebanon is struggling with political deadlock.
Lebanon has announced the formation of a compromise government. The move ends a 10-month stalemate driven by deep political divisions and the ongoing civil war in neighboring Syria.
More support for the opposition and more humanitarian aid for civil war victims are among the demands of Syria’s interim government, which has been campaigning for understanding and help in Berlin.
A second round of peace talks between Syria's regime and opposition has begun with the two sides trading blame for deadly violence. Hundreds of people have been killed and food aid has been disrupted in recent days.
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