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  • CAIR leader: We decry violence: Front & Center

    CAIR leader: We decry violence: Front & Center
    The last 14 years have been tough for followers of Islam. The fallout after 9-11 and recent incidents including ISIS atrocities and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris undercut Islam's trademark as a religion of peace. And it bred scorn and distrust of...
  • 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    Normally, it would be just another catty moment in the outdated world of beauty pageants, one that offers the added opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump.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,...
  • 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...
  • In Beirut, bar patrons find respite from war

    In Beirut, bar patrons find respite from war
    It's well after 1 a.m. at Walkman, a new 1980s-themed bar off busy Hamra Street, and the liquor is still flowing, dance floor lights still flashing, girls in tight jeans and leopard-print tops still jumping to the remixed chorus of a far more contemporary...
  • Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 dead

    An explosion Sunday tore apart a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts. The official Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported six dead and more than a dozen...
  • Hezbollah ready to close the door on clash with Israel, U.N. says

    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting...
  • Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict

    Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict
    A fresh spasm of violence Wednesday along contested terrain between Israel and Lebanon looks ominously like the scenario that sparked the 2006 war between the two bitter adversaries, raising the prospect of another major conflict in the heart of the...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • The future of Israel

    For more than a half-century, since the United Nations partitioned the British Mandated state of Palestine so as to create a National Home for the Jewish People, in part of what had until the First World War been a part of the Ottoman Empire, the land...
  • In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig

    In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig
    He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war. "He was full of...
  • Reported arrest in Lebanon of Islamic State leader's wife unconfirmed

    Reported arrest in Lebanon of Islamic State leader's wife unconfirmed
    Uncertainty surrounded reports Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had detained a wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, head of the militant group Islamic State.  Various news outlets cited security sources as saying that a woman identified as one of Baghdadi’...