Religious Strife

KIEV, Ukraine - Hundreds of people gathered in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of tens of thousands of Jews.

BEIRUT - Lebanese soldiers patrolled a Beirut neighborhood and residents stepped over spent bullet casings and broken glass Wednesday after deadly street battles between the Shiite Hezbollah group and a small Sunni faction killed at least four people.

BEIRUT - Lebanese Shiite and Sunni groups fought street battles using machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades for more than four hours Tuesday, killing three people and wounding several others just blocks from a busy downtown packed with summer tourists.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Nigeria this weekend as the West African nation assumes the rotating presidency of the United Nations' security council, an Iranian diplomat said Thursday.

BAGHDAD - Iraq's new parliament convened for just under 20 minutes Monday in what was little more than a symbolic inaugural session because of unresolved differences over key government positions - a precarious political limbo three months after inconclusive elections.
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