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Beirut Bombings

Iran Slams Supreme Court Ruling In Favor Of Terror Victims As 'Theft'

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

The Iranian government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued earlier this week that sided with thousands of victims of terrorism wh...

The Beirut Bombings Reflect the Minority Trap of the Levant

Faysal Itani | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Faysal Itani

Herein lies the minority trap: the greater the punishment that Hezbollah and Assad inflict on the Sunni majority, the more they expose themselves and their supporters to violent retribution, which in turn drives the minority population further into their embrace. Neither the first Vienna summit on Syria negotiations nor the second one planned for this weekend appears to address the tragedy of these two minorities -- the Lebanese Shiites and the Syrian Alawites. Without a lifeline thrown from outside powers, the bond between hijacking despots and hijacked population will almost certainly grow tighter.

Max J. Rosenthal

Hezbollah Defiant In Face Of Bombings | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- The twin bombings that killed at least five people outside of an Iranian cultural center here on Wednesday were a particularly pointed assau...

Max J. Rosenthal

Beirut Bombings Pull Lebanon Further Into Syrian War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- The bombs that killed at least 23 people at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday provide the latest evidence that Syria’s civil war ...