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  • Rebel group in Syria is holding nuns, Arab newspaper reports

    Rebel group in Syria is holding nuns, Arab newspaper reports
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
  • Syrian opposition lawyer, three colleagues are kidnapped

    BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday. Also Tuesday,...
  • U.S., concerned about militants, suspends some Syrian rebel aid

    U.S., concerned about militants, suspends some Syrian rebel aid
    BEIRUT -- The United States has suspended delivery of non-lethal aid to the armed opposition in northern Syria following reports that Islamist militias had seized U.S.-provided equipment inside the country, the American Embassy in Turkey confirmed...
  • Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows to keep forces in Syria

    BEIRUT — Hezbollah forces will remain in Syria fighting alongside the troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the foreseeable future, the leader of the Lebanese group said Thursday. “As long as the reasons are present, we are staying" in...
  • SPT Expands Arabic Footprint With Local 'Ugly Betty' Version

    Sony Pictures Television is expanding its footprint in the Arabic world with its own Arabic version of hit telenovela "Betty La Fea" (Ugly Betty) which will air on small but prominent Middle East and North Africa (MENA) pay TV network Orbit Showtime...
  • 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...
  • Syrian rebel leader killed in another blow to Assad foes

    Syrian rebel leader killed in another blow to Assad foes
    BEIRUT -- A major Syrian rebel group confirmed Monday the death of its military chief, signifying another blow to opposition forces reeling from government counter-attacks, internal divisions and Western alarm about the rapid growth of extremist...
  • Bombing strikes central Beirut; former ambassador to U.S. killed

    AMMAN, Jordan -- A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured....
  • Powerful explosion rocks central Beirut

    AMMAN, Jordan -- A heavy blast rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 70 others, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry. A former government minister was among the dead, his political faction said. Plumes...
  • 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....