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Why Qatar is emerging as Middle East peacemaker

2008 May 30

May 23, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor

Nicholas Blanford, a correspondent for TIME and the Christian Science Monitor in Beirut since the beginning of hostilities between Israel and Hizballah, reports on Qatar’s unique role in bridging rival factions in Lebanon.  Qatar, as a mediator “trying to find accommodation between players previously considered as either good or evil,” has been able to broker a deal in Lebanon in which Hizballah’s General Suleiman will be inaugurated as president, while the opposition party retains veto power.  Read about Qatar’s efforts to create shared paths to peace in the Middle East.

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