Members of Lebanon's Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah attend the funeral of Ali Ahmed Sabra, a fellow fighter who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Aleppo, on February 6, 2016. / AFP / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT
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Separate trials have opened in the United Arab Emirates of three men accused of links to Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement and 23 others for ties to the extremist Al-Qaeda, newspapers reported Tuesday.In March last year, the Lebanese government said 70 Lebanese, were facing deportation from the United Arab Emirates.In 2009, dozens of Lebanese Shiites who had lived in the UAE for years were expelled on suspicion of links to Hezbollah, which is supported by Iran, the arch rival of Sunni-ruled Gulf monarchies.
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