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  • Frida Ghitis: Syria remains the world's most urgent human and strategic crisis

    There's a dangerous human tendency to gradually pay less attention to crises that unfold over long periods of time. That, of course, is possible only for those whose daily lives are not directly affected. For everyone else, it creates an unconscious...
  • Ethnic Armenians tell of flight from Kasab, their town in Syria

    Ethnic Armenians tell of flight from Kasab, their town in Syria
    BEIRUT — They fled Kasab at daybreak, amid the clamor of artillery and word that Islamist rebels were advancing toward them from Turkey. About 2,500 residents, most of them ethnic Armenians, gathered documents and what few possessions they could...
  • Germany raids Hezbollah support organization

    BERLIN German police on Tuesday raided the local offices of a support organization for the Lebanese Shiite militia movement Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said. The Lebanon Orphan Children Project, founded in 1997 and headquartered in the western...
  • Evacuation from Lebanon remains vivid for Bishop Moore volleyball player

    Evacuation from Lebanon remains vivid for Bishop Moore volleyball player
    Ten years old and confused, Patrick Harb and his brothers were rushed from their grandparents' home down a steep mountainside to the American Embassy. The trip took less than an hour before the boys were flown in a U.S. Marine helicopter to Cyprus, an...
  • Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon top 1 million mark

    BEIRUT — The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon surpassed 1 million Thursday, the United Nations said, marking a “devastating milestone,” even as many more continue to arrive each day. Tiny Lebanon has borne a...
  • Lebanon moves to quell Syria spillover violence, sends army into Tripoli

    BEIRUT Lebanese security forces on Tuesday took control of the restive northern city of Tripoli, driving out sectarian militias sympathetic to both sides of the civil war in Syria that had brought the city to the brink of chaos. The Lebanese military...
  • How Syria's civil war threatens Lebanon's fragile peace

    Three years into the Syrian civil war, neighboring Lebanon is fraying at the seams. Over the last year, as Lebanese Sunni Muslim jihadis and their counterparts in the Shiite militia Hezbollah fought each other in Syria, at least 16 car bombs detonated...
  • Frida Ghitis: Only one thing unites Arabs: rejection of Israel

    Disputes within the Arab world are nothing new, but the depth of animosity and the sheer number of fault lines, rivalries and profound strategic disagreements has reached an all-time high. The "Arab nation" has never been fully unified. With more than 20...
  • Car bomb in northeast Lebanon kills three soldiers

    BEIRUT A booby-trapped car exploded late Saturday near an army checkpoint in northeastern Lebanon, killing three soldiers and wounding four, the Lebanese Army said. In a statement the Lebanese Army Command said a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a...
  • Car bomb kills at least three soldiers in Lebanon

    Car bomb kills at least three soldiers in Lebanon
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey —   A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car Saturday evening at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal, Lebanon, killing at least three Lebanese soldiers in what appears to be spillover violence from the...
  • As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing

    As Syria civil war enters fourth year, rebels are clearly losing
    HOMS, Syria — On the ragged fringes of the Old City, aid workers, clerics and government troops stood vigil, awaiting a U.N. convoy evacuating women, children and the aged from the besieged ancient quarter of a town known to many as ground zero in...