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  • Lebanon roads reopen after tense protests, clashes over Syria

    BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
  • Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence

    Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border. Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs

    Pair of car bombs explode in Syrian city of Homs
    BEIRUT -- A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported. The state news agency blamed the attacks...
  • Israel targets Syrian army positions after border bombing

    JERUSALEM -- Israel’s air force attacked Syrian military positions early Wednesday in response to a bomb attack against troops near the border, the Israeli army said in a statement. The strike was aimed at a number of targets belonging to the...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...