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  • Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt

    Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt
    CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly...
  • Sniper fire from Lebanon kills Israeli soldier along border

    JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier was killed Sunday evening by shots fired over the border from Lebanon, the Israeli military reported. According to the statement, a sniper with the Lebanese military fired shots at a vehicle driving along the Israeli-...
  • United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria
    BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....
  • Methodist minister won't surrender credentials in gay-marriage dispute

    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son’s gay marriage said on Monday he will not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he cannot uphold his church’s doctrines on issues relating to same-...
  • Efforts to ease Israel-Lebanon border tension after shooting

    Efforts to ease Israel-Lebanon border tension after shooting
    JERUSALEM — The day after the fatal cross-border shooting of an Israeli soldier by a member of the Lebanese armed forces, both sides tried to ease tensions and downplayed reports that Israel may have returned fire. On Sunday evening, shots fired...
  • Methodist minister says he can't uphold gay marriage doctrines

    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son's same-sex marriage said Monday he would not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he could not uphold his church's doctrines on issues relating to gay...
  • Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief

    Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief
    BEIRUT -- An iconic Lebanese singer has stirred controversy by expressing her love for the leader of the Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah. Ziad Rahbbani, an accomplished songwriter in his own right and son of Lebanese singer Fairouz, caused a...
  • Huge Beirut blast kills 6 including former ambassador to U.S.

    BEIRUT -- A huge car bomb rocked the Lebanese capital on Friday, killing at least six people including a prominent Sunni politician-statesman who was an outspoken critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were injured in the blast, officials said....
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
  • Missile strike kills at least 20 people in Syrian city of Aleppo

    AMMAN, Jordan -- At least 20 people were killed in Aleppo on Wednesday when a residential building was hit with a rocket from a warplane as the government’s daily bombardment of the northern Syria city continued, activists said. More than 500...
  • Lebanon blast in Hezbollah-controlled area kills at least four

    Lebanon blast in Hezbollah-controlled area kills at least four
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70  were wounded. The explosion ...