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As Beirut was just beginning to flower again the ongoing unrest in Syria may likely spill over into Lebanon, where the Assad regime has spent decades meddling in Lebanese affairs.

The warning from Al Mustaqbal, the Beirut-based newspaper, is ominously clear: The call by Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE to their citizens to avoid visiting or staying in Lebanon amounts to an economic catastrophe for the country.

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Tags: beirut, security, syria