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Israeli Troops Shoot Lebanese Soldiers As Tension Escalates On Border

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot two Lebanese soldiers early on Monday, hours after a Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier as he drove...

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

Hezbollah Leader Warns Of Israeli Border Conflict

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Hezbollah's leader told his Shiite guerrilla group Wednesday to be prepared to invade northern Israel if a new war ever breaks out betw...

How to Deal with Egypt -- the West's Dilemma

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The West fears that Mubarak's untimely demise, without a secure regime in his wake and a suitable figurehead at the helm, could inspire a politically more confident Muslim Brotherhood.

WikiLeaks: Iran Armed Hezbollah Through Ambulances

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Iranian Red Crescent ambulances were used to smuggle weapons to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group during its 2006 war with Israel, acc...

Israel OKs Pullout From Hotly Disuted Lebanon Border Village

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GHAJAR, Golan Heights — Israel agreed Wednesday to pull its troops from the northern half of a village that straddles the border with Lebanon, d...

Gaza, Then and Now

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

Today, the siege on Gaza continues with no end in sight. Truckloads of wheat reportedly sit idle on a conveyor belt that has acted as a lifeline to Palestinians. And now, military violence against Gaza has escalated again.

Unhelpful Provocations

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Ahmadinejad's bluster and triumphalism during his visit to Lebanon may have created momentary euphoria in his disenfranchised audiences, but celebrations and speechifying do not reflect reality nor do they provide a pathway to needed change.

Deadly Lebanon, Israel Clash Near Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ADEISSEH, Lebanon — Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire Tuesday in a fierce border battle that killed a senior Israeli officer, two Leban...

On the Volatile Israel-Lebanon Border

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Omar Baddar

The situation on the Israel-Lebanon border has entered a dangerous phase which requires immediate US and international attention to diffuse tensions a...

'Hezbollah-Land': Terrorist Theme Park Opens In Lebanon (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tom Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Hezbollah-Land," located in the small mountain town of Mleeta in Lebanon, is an up and coming museum-style theme park that offers a glimpse into the ...

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.

Former Israeli PM Olmert Shouted Down at University of Chicago (Video)

Ali Abunimah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ali Abunimah

Recording and photography were officially banned at Olmert's request, but we had a camera anyway as protester after protester rose to make a statement before police forced them to leave.

Lebanon: Where International Meddling Works, to a Point

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Galey

One of the few serviceable democracies in the Middle East, Lebanon's government is elected along confessional lines. The President is always a Christian, the Prime Minister a Sunni, and the Parliament Speaker a Shiite.

2 Lebanonese Rockets Fired Toward Israel

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Two rockets were fired from southern Lebanon into Israel on Friday, prompting Israel to respond with artillery fire, Lebanese security ...

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.

Lebanon-Israel Border: Lebanese Army Raises Alert Level In Response To Israeli Tanks

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The official Lebanese news agency reported on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had declared a state of high alert and deployed forces along the border w...

Lebanon, Israel Independent Peace Talks Won't Happen: Hariri

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon will not conduct an independent peace track with Israel, and may not even join the Arab peace initiative, should it become the basis for regio...

UN Gets Israeli Cluster Bomb Map For Lebanon: 1 In 4 Undetonated

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel has handed over details of where it dropped cluster bombs in Lebanon during the war in 2006, UN peacekeeping forces have confirmed....

"Hezbollah Planned Huge Terror Attacks In Tel Aviv": Egyptian Newspaper

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hezbollah operatives caught in Egypt planned to carry out massive terror attacks in Tel Aviv, the Egyptian newspaper Almasry Alyoum reported Thursday....

Why Israel Is "Losing" In Gaza: Lessons For America

GlobalPost.com | 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...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

Lebanon Will Not Become Second Front: Robert Fisk

The Independent | Robert Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command" - the quotation marks are necessary since this outfit controls at most 500 cadres ...

Israel Treading a Familiar Path in Gaza

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jared Levy

Hamas doesn't shoot rockets from civilian neighborhoods, mosques and UN buildings to deter an Israeli response. They do it precisely because they know Israel will respond with deadly force.

Waltz with Folman: Q & A with the Award Winning Director of Waltz With Bashir

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christal Smith

Folman: This was always meant to be animated film -- in my imagination the characters were drawn -- there was no other way to do it.