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What Lebanon Can Teach the U.S. About Religious Tolerance

David Samel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Samel

Americans and New Yorkers have a lot to learn about religious freedom and tolerance, and can take lessons from Beirut.

Hezbollah Slams Gates' Remarks Over Weapons

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — A Hezbollah official on Wednesday slammed comments by the U.S. defense secretary accusing the militant group of having more weapons tha...

Ready to Rumble in the Middle East?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

If administration officials want to avoid a close concert of the Iranians, Syrians, Hamas and Hezbollah, then they should cease making the casual, convenient assumption that they're all a bunch of bad guys out to get us. That is a self-serving, intellectually lazy notion nurtured by many inside and outside the White House. It can only lead us into blind alleys. That is, unless one sees all these intricate issues liable to resolution by confrontation with the prospect of war.

The Intuition of the Lebanese

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

There is disagreement and confusion over the Iran question amongst the Europeans and the great powers. The Israelis are unshakable in their opinion that Tehran strives for the immediate production of nuclear bombs.

A Soft Power Opportunity for Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

In the neighboring country of Yemen, a very real opportunity to make good on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise of friendship is rapidly emerging for Iran.

Hezbollah Embarrassed By 'Lebanese Madoff' | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TURA, Lebanon -- The investor, a heavyset man in a gray polo shirt, sat back in a plastic chair in his hardware store and sighed, unable to explain ho...

Lebanon's Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri Steps Down

The Guardian | Hugh Macleod in Beirut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon entered a new chapter of political uncertainty today as prime minister-designate Sa'ad Hariri stepped down after the Hezbollah-led opposition ...

Lebanese Politics in the Post-Bush Era

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The shift in allegiances of Lebanon's chameleon-like Druze leader has sent tremors through the country's political system.

Fears of War Grow in Lebanon

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

There is talk of "war shopping", of people storing up supplies in case growing Israeli rhetoric towards Lebanon becomes a reality.

The End of March 14?

Nicholas Noe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas Noe

The Sunni, Druze and Christian coalition that first took the reins of power in July 2005 was dealt what may end up being a lethal blow this past week when the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt formerly left the March 14 Secretariat.

Hezbollah Rocket Stockpile On Israeli Border Reaches 40,000

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three years after Israel fought a bloody war in Lebanon against Hezbollah, there are growing fears that hostilities could erupt again this time with t...

A Woman's Place, in Lebanon

Nadya Khalife | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nadya Khalife

Lebanese women won the right to vote in national elections 19 years before women in Switzerland. Yet political participation by Lebanese women remains dismal at the national level.

Hezbollah Still Holds Sway in Lebanon

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

Parliament's lack of power raises serious questions about the future of Hezbollah's role and the shape of issue-based politics in such a fragile country.

Lebanon Election Results: Pro-Western Majority Declares Victory

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanon's pro-Western coalition declared victory early Monday, as local television stations reported the faction had successfully fende...

Telling the Lebanese How to Vote

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Many Lebanese -- including some of Hezbollah's bitterest opponents -- wonder why Clinton and Biden, who have defended foreign forces wreaking such death and destruction on their country, have any right to tell them how to vote.

Lebanon Election: Hezbollah's Predicted Success Raises Questions For Foreign Policy (AUDIO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poise...

Hariri 'Rejects Any Hezbollah Deal' In Upcoming Lebanese Elections

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Saad al-Hariri, the leader of Lebanon's Future movement, has said he will refuse to join a Hezbollah-led coalition government should the Shia party an...

Israel Planning Nasrallah Assassination: Hezbollah

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Everyone in Lebanon has been noticing how Hezbollah's rhetoric has been heating up lately. ...

Lebanon Election: Money From Abroad Floods In To Buy Votes | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- It is election season in Lebanon, and Hussein H., a jobless 24-year-old from south Beirut, is looking forward to selling his vote t...

Lebanon: Israeli Spy Sold Bugged Cars To Hezbollah Members

The Daily Star | Andrew Wander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sources close to Hizbullah quoted by the Al-Balad daily on Thursday gave a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of international espionage inhabi...

Hezbollah Rejects Calls For Peace With Israel, Urges Resistance

The Daily Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT: The leader of Hizbullah's parliamemtary bloc, Mohammad Raad, rejected calls to implement the Arab Peace Initiative, urging Arab and Islamic na...

Why Israel Is "Losing" In Gaza: Lessons For America | Thanassis Cambanis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AYTA AL SHAAB, Lebanon -- The hue and furor over the humanitarian cost of the Gaza conflict have obscured the matter on which Israel's campaign agai...

Day 10: Gaza Burning

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Fighting is still raging in the Gaza Strip after Israel launched its ground offensive on the territory. Al Shifa Hospital has run out of beds to accommodate the injured as a result of the intense Israeli shelling.

Lessons Learned from the 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

While many have spoken about the lessons Hamas has learned from Hezbollah over the years, it appears the Israeli political and military establishment has learned one or two of its own.

Russia Threatens American Hegemony with Fighter Jets to Lebanon

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

After suffering serious losses during the 2006 summer war with Israel, Hezbollah reportedly increased its weapons arsenal three-fold, though they should have disarmed.