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  • With Mideast in turmoil, Palestinians feel less backing

    BEIRUT/CAIRO (Reuters) - With the Middle East ablaze with multiple crises, Palestinians are getting less Arab support than before in their latest battle with Israel in Gaza. There may have been more solidarity on the streets of Paris and New York than...
  • Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the...
  • My emotional return to Israel

    As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month. My first trip to Israel in...
  • Is Michigan man a war criminal?

    DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy. The straight-lined formation of former Irish...
  • Hezbollah and al Qaeda clash on Syria-Lebanon frontier

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah and the Syrian branch of al Qaeda have fought a deadly five-day battle in Syria near the border with Lebanon, a Hezbollah source and a fighter for the Nusra Front said on Thursday. Hezbollah is a Shi'ite Muslim militant group...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Bulgaria identifies airport bus bomber as Lebanese-French national

    SOFIA (Reuters) - The man who blew up a bus in a Bulgarian Black Sea resort two years ago, killing five Israeli tourists as well as himself, has been identified as a dual Lebanese-French citizen, Bulgarian authorities said on Friday. Sofia earlier blamed...
  • Sunrise man wanted to be a Syrian freedom fighter, illegally sold guns, feds say

    Sunrise man wanted to be a Syrian freedom fighter, illegally sold guns, feds say
    A Sunrise man accused of carrying out illegal gun sales in South Florida parking lots and traveling to the Middle East with desires to fight in the Syrian conflict, will remain in jail for now, a federal judge ruled Friday. Fernando Diego Rabanal, 26,...
  • Lebanon's Hariri calls for lawmakers to elect a president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Friday called on lawmakers to elect a president after nearly two months of a power vacuum in Lebanon. He also demanded that Shi'ite movement Hezbollah pull out of the war in neighboring Syria....
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • Lebanon car bomb attack kills two, shatters months of relative calm

    A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts. It was the first such attack...