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  • Car bomb in Lebanon kills at least 3 near the border with Syria

    BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country. An Al Qaeda-...
  • Suicide bomber strikes south of Lebanon's capital

    BEIRUT — A suicide bomber killed himself and wounded at least two others Monday when he detonated an explosives belt while traveling in a passenger van south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, authorities said. The official National News Agency said...
  • Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria

    Meet Chechclearr, the Web-savvy foreign Islamic militant in Syria
    BEIRUT — He loves sushi, AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. He could be killed at any moment but vows to marry "a beautiful, righteous Muslim girl" as soon as he finds one. He proclaims a "love for justice" but defends beheadings, battlefield...
  • Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says

    Syria: At least 50 Americans have joined extremist units, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Intelligence...
  • Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers

    Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is changing the rules for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States so that people will no longer be barred entry for providing incidental or unintentional support to terrorist organizations. The new...
  • Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs

    Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- An agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians trapped in the battle-scarred remnants of the Old City of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, the state news agency reported Thursday. The accord would also allow the delivery of...
  • Show Syria, and world, we mean business

    After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is hard to muster the resolve for another military intervention, this time against Syria, whose dictator used chemical weapons against his own people.     And yet.     We're told that allowing the Syrian...
  • Syria's horrific war on its own children

     Syria's horrific war on its own children
    For some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching, and go far beyond the kind of civilian slaughter that accompanies shelling of residential...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 3, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Seattle, where fans celebrate after the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, prompting fans in Seattle to jump on cars, take over intersections and torched couches....
  • Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say

    Nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels are freed, reports say
    BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports. The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
  • 'Reconciliation' takes hold in embattled Syria town

    TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels. "I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...