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  • Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead

    Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead
    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...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 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    Normally, it would be just another catty moment in the outdated world of beauty pageants, one that offers the added opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump.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,...
  • Report: Israel didn't know Iranian general was in bombed convoy

    JERUSALEM With the Israeli army on alert for possible retaliation for an airstrike in Syria that killed an Iranian general, there were increasing signs Tuesday that Israel had been unaware that the top officer was in a targeted Hezbollah convoy. Israel...
  • Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

    Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria
    Iran confirmed Monday that a high-ranking commander was among those killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, as the pro-Tehran Lebanese group Hezbollah held funerals for fighters lost in the attack. In a statement, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary...
  • Iran: Israeli airstrike killed general advising Syrian government forces

    JERUSALEM Iran said Monday that a general in its elite Revolutionary Guards who had been sent to Syria to help that country battle rebels died in an Israeli airstrike on Sunday, raising tensions and heightening expectations of possible retaliation. A...
  • Israeli airstrike in Syria said to have killed Hezbollah officials

    Israeli airstrike in Syria said to have killed Hezbollah officials
    Israel’s military carried out an airstrike in Syria on Sunday that killed at least seven people, including Hezbollah field commanders and several Iranians, according to Lebanese news reports that Israel neither confirmed nor denied. Hezbollah...
  • Hezbollah official: Israeli strikes in Syria kill son of slain top commander, 5 other fighters

    An Israeli strike in Syria on Sunday killed the son of a slain top Hezbollah commander and at least five other fighters in a move that could ratchet up tensions with the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any...