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Deal reached to end Lebanese clashes

Deal reached to end Lebanese clashes
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Mediators from the Arab League have brokered an agreement to end Lebanon’s worst internal violence since the end of the civil war in 1990.

The US-supported government in Beirut backed down yesterday over decisions that had angered the Hizbollah-led opposition and sparked the clashes which killed more than 80 people.

Talks were spearheaded by Arab League leader Amr Moussa and the Qatari prime minister.

The Lebanese government and opposition will attend talks in Qatar to resolve a broader political conflict which has paralysed Lebanon for 18 months.

Hizbollah supporters have begun removing roadblocks from around Beirut, including barricades on the airport road.

Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines said it expected the first commercial flight for a week to arrive in the capital on Thursday night.