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Hezbollah

A Shi'a Muslim political party and paramilitary organization in Lebanon. Hezbollah was established in the 1980s in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It operates a number of social services, though some countries regard it as a terrorist organization. It was responsible for the capture and killing of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, an incident that led to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War. This war, and Hezbollah's response to it, increased the organization's popularity in Lebanon among Sunni Muslims, Christians and others.
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The troupe's biggest resource are the comedians, and Al Hezb's founder says he's hoping to give the veteran Al Hezb comedians their own comedy nights and recruit more comics so stand-up becomes a part of Egyptian culture.
With stand-up comedy you have to perform in front of an audience to perfect your performance because you never know if a joke is going to work," says Marwan Imam, a stand-up comic since 2008 who performs with Al Hezb. "I might think it's funny, but I won't know how to gauge it and properly time it until I'm in front of an audience."
That kind of pressure, plus the hardships of finding sponsorship, has made Al Hezb a tight-knit group who work to make their own opportunities happen where sponsors or producers have failed them.
Al Hezb El Comedy recently celebrated their three-year anniversary with two comedy shows in Cairo, and El-Garhy says that despite the obstacles, he's enthusiastic that the troupe can gain a wider audience for their veteran comedians while giving the newer comics the opportunities they deserve.
It has confirmed there are new suggestions from the Hezb, and the truth cannot be concealed.
Amir Misam, a deputy spokesperson to the chief executive told Killid, "The Hezb e Islami has proposed new suggestions for continuation of peace talks but the 25 articles are valid for the government and High Peace Council."
He said the door for talks with the Hezb e Islami was open.
Meanwhile, Ataul Rahman Saleem, a deputy in the High Peace Council and member of the team that negotiated with Hezb said the 25-point pact was final.
Still he has asked for additions to the agreement: the government should specify a date for the exit of foreign forces; state the role of the Hezb in the government; and also in the election commission.
The Hezb e Islami has committed to end the fighting with the government and cut off relations with insurgent groups.
For two years, the Shebab and its allies such as Hezb al-Islam focused their war effort against Ethiopian troops.