n Friday, a bomb tore through a Christian neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon, killing eight and raising fears that the ongoing conflict in Syria is reigniting sectarian tensions in Lebanon. Eighty people were also wounded in the blast, which is thought to be the deadliest to strike the country in four years. Lebanese authorities have yet to identify a culprit, but suspicion immediately fell on factions allied with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has links to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group that wields considerable influence in Lebanon's parliament.
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