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  • Gunshots end footage of Japanese reporter slain in Syria [Video]

     
    Gunshots ring out. The video camera suddenly drops toward the pavement. The last footage taken by Mika Yamamoto, the Japanese journalist who died Monday in Syria, ends abruptly with those sudden shots, a grim suggestion of her own life cut short....
  • Hezbollah leader joins protest against film in Beirut

     
    The head of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah movement appeared Monday at a massive rally assailing the United States and warning that broadcast of a film produced in California mocking Islam could have grave consequences....
  • 48 Iranian pilgrims abducted while visiting shrine in Syria

     
    Armed kidnappers abducted 48 Iranian pilgrims who were in Syria visiting a major Shiite Muslim shrine, Iranian media outlets reported Saturday....
  • Kofi Annan to step down as special envoy to Syria

     
    Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general who has been the point man for a failing international peace plan for strife-torn Syria, is quitting as special envoy to Syria as of Aug. 31, news agencies said Thursday....
  • New stream of refugees escapes strife in Syria

     
    Refugees fleeing Syria: Escalating violence in Syria has prompted a new surge of refugees fleeing the strife-torn nation, with as many as 30,000 people escaping to neighboring Lebanon in the past 48 hours, the United Nations said Friday....
  • In Lebanon, pope calls on Christians, Muslims to join to end war

     
    BEIRUT –- Pope Benedict XVI called on Christians and Muslims on Saturday to forge a common front against warfare, even as battles raged in neighboring Syria and the new U.N. peace envoy to that country conceded that the situation there was...
  • Pope arrives in Lebanon, appeals for peace amid regional unrest

     
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon and appealed for peace in the Middle East -- at a time when the region is awash in turmoil, including protests against an anti-Islam film...
  • Fighting rages across Syrian city of Aleppo

     
    Some of the fiercest clashes in weeks were reported Friday in the Syrian city of Aleppo as rebels pressed a “decisive” battle for the besieged northern metropolis....
  • Turkey responds to shelling attack with artillery fire into Syria

     
    BEIRUT—Turkey said Wednesday that it had retaliated with artillery fire against neighboring Syria after a shelling attack from Syria struck a Turkish border town, killing five people. The Turkish response was the most serious escalation to date in...
  • Lebanese intelligence chief among the dead in Beirut car bombing

     
    A top Lebanese intelligence official was among the eight people killed by a car-bomb that exploded Friday in a bustling central district of the Lebanese capital— igniting fears that spillover violence from neighboring Syria may inflame sectarian...
  • Bomb blast in Beirut kills at least 8

     
    A midday explosion rocked a busy commercial area of Beirut, leaving at least six dead and 78 injured in the Lebanese capital, according to official and media reports....