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  • Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli army convoy, killing 2 soldiers; Israel strikes border area

    The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war. The...
  • Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict

    Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict
    A fresh spasm of violence Wednesday along contested terrain between Israel and Lebanon looks ominously like the scenario that sparked the 2006 war between the two bitter adversaries, raising the prospect of another major conflict in the heart of the...
  • 2 Israeli soldiers dead as fighting flares along Israel-Lebanon border

    JERUSALEM Hezbollah militants in Lebanon fired anti-tank missiles Wednesday at a pair of Israeli army vehicles on the edge of the Israeli-held Golan Heights, killing two soldiers in retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria that killed six Hezbollah...
  • Israel suspects rockets are retaliation for strike that killed Iranian general

    JERUSALEM At least two rockets launched from Syria hit the Israeli-held Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, landing in open areas and causing no damage but heightening tensions nine days after an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed an Iranian general...
  • Israel strikes Syrian government positions after rockets land on Golan Heights

    JERUSALEM Israeli aircraft struck Syrian government artillery positions early Wednesday as tensions mounted along the Israeli-held Golan Heights a week and a half after an Israeli airstrike killed an Iranian general and six members of the militant group...
  • Obama turns a blind eye to Iran's new emerging empire

    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • 8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria

    8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria
    The bodies of three more Lebanese soldiers were discovered Saturday in a battlefield near the Syrian border, bringing to eight the number killed in the latest clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels, authorities said. The intense gun battles have again...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, powerful longtime US ally, dies at age 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Prisoners using cell phones coordinated militant attacks from 'Lebanon's Guantanamo'

    For years, Islamist prisoners of a Lebanese jail connected with fellow militants on the outside through smartphones and computers purchased from guards, operating freely in door-less cells of a notorious jail overlooking the seaside capital of Beirut as...
  • Israel on alert for retaliatory attacks after strike on Hezbollah

    Israel on alert for retaliatory attacks after strike on Hezbollah
    Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile...
  • Selfie tiff shows how deeply Mideast hatreds run

    Selfie tiff  shows how deeply  Mideast hatreds run
    Normally, it would be just another catty moment in the outdated world of beauty pageants, one that offers the added opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump. But what happened in the run-up to Trump's Miss Universe Pageant in Miami this week,...