- In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria's Assad Updated: Apr-23-16 10:49 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.
- Israeli general warns of 'devastating war' with Hezbollah Updated: Apr-20-16 3:53 pm
JERUSALEM - A top Israeli military leader on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying any future war between the two enemies will unleash "devastating" damage on Lebanon.
- Central bank: Lebanon will abide by US anti-Hezbollah law Updated: Apr-18-16 10:31 am
BEIRUT - Beirut will abide by a U.S. law that imposes sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the militant Hezbollah group, Lebanon's central bank governor said Monday.
- French president vows support for Lebanon during visit Updated: Apr-16-16 12:38 pm
BEIRUT - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday his country will stand by Lebanon to boost security in the tiny Arab country that is "surrounded by crisis and wars" and urged the parliament to elect a new president whose post has been vacant for nearly two years.
- Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am
President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.
- Sniper kills last doctor in besieged Syrian town Updated: Apr-08-16 3:09 am
BEIRUT - Mohammed Khous was walking from the field hospital heading for his son's house nearby to rest between operations. He would never make it: a sniper's bullet to the head felled the 70-year-old in the street. With that, the Syrian town of Zabadani - under heavy siege by government forces and allied Hezbollah militia - lost its last doctor.