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Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2006 with 136 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2005 with 71 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2005 with 79 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2005 with 136 to follow.
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Lebanese MP warns of more assassinations

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Lebanese opposition Parliament member warned Sunday that four more leaders, including himself, will face assassination attempts.

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Lebanese Christian leader released

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 26 (UPI) -- The leader of the outlawed Christian Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea, was released from 11 years in prison Tuesday after being granted amnesty.

Lebanon Christian leader acquitted

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 5 (UPI) -- A Beirut criminal court Tuesday acquitted Christian leader Gen. Michel Aoun from the charge of undermining Lebanon's relations with Syria.

Pro-Syria parliament speaker re-elected

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 28 (UPI) -- Pro-Syrian Nabih Berri was elected Tuesday to another four-year term as speak of Lebanon's new 128-member parliament.

Opposition leader ready to join cabinet

AMMAN, Jordan, June 26 (UPI) -- Lebanese opposition leader Michel Aoun Sunday said he was ready to join a coalition government with a clear national agenda, a report said.

Hariri-backed lists sweep north Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 20 (UPI) -- Unofficial results of Lebanon's fourth and final phase of parliamentary elections showed Saad Hariri's Future Movement sweeping all seats in north Lebanon.

Lebanese elections conclude

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 19 (UPI) -- Polling stations closed Sunday in northern Lebanon in the fourth and final round of parliamentary elections to determine the legislative majority.

107 candidates to compete in north Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 18 (UPI) -- The Interior Ministry said 107 candidates will be competing over 28 seats in Lebanon's fourth and last phase of general elections in its northern regions.

Lebanese leader warns of Aoun victory

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 13 (UPI) -- A Lebanese newspaper Monday said Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt warned the election victory of former army chief Michel Aoun could lead to civil war.
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Michel Aoun
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) greets officials as the Leader of Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) Party Michel Aoun (L) looks on during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on October 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Michel Naim Aoun (Arabic: ميشال نعيم عون‎) (born September 30, 1933) is a Lebanese politician. From 22 September 1988 to 13 October 1990, he served as Prime Minister of the legal one of two rival governments that contended for power. He declared "The Liberation War" against the Syrian Occupation on the 14th of March 1989, where he was defeated on the 13th of October and exiled to France. He returned to Lebanon on May 7, 2005, eleven days after the withdrawal of Syrian troops. In 2006, as head of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hezbollah. He visited Syria in 2009. Known as "General," Aoun is currently a Member of Parliament. He leads the "Free Patriotic Movement" party which has 27 representatives and is the second biggest bloc in the parliament.

A Maronite, Michel Aoun was born to a modest family in the mixed Christian and Shiite suburb of Haret Hreik, to the south of Beirut. He finished his secondary education at the College Des Frères in 1955 and enrolled in the Military Academy as a cadet officer. Three years later, he graduated as an artillery officer in the Lebanese Army.

Michel Aoun is married to Nadia El-Chami. They have three daughters: Mireille, Claudine and Chantal.

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