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  • In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

    In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control
    The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage.
  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was unclear who was behind the initial attack. Southern...

    U.N. chief says de Mistura to be new Syria mediator

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed veteran U.N. official Staffan de Mistura, a former U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, to replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking...

    Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first...

    Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president

    Syria's Western-backed opposition elects new president
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul. The United States and other key...