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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...those freed from Tadmur triggered confusion in Beirut among families of missing Lebanese, many...since September.___Karam reported from Beirut. Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Sameer Yacoub in Baghdad contributed to...
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IS group releases audio message purportedly from leader

BEIRUT - The Islamic State group on Thursday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has...
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My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...Iran has dramatically increased its influence across the Middle East. Capitals as diverse as Baghdad, Sana'a, Damascus and Beirut, are either friendly to, or taking orders from Tehran. And recently we've learned that Obama Administration has been telling...
Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

BEIRUT - Syrian rebels killed 10 Lebanese troops...kilometers (55 miles) from the capital, Beirut. The clashes continued into Sunday around...said Mohammed Ezeldeen, who drove to Beirut in a car packed with 15 people."Between...
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

BEIRUT - Islamic State militiamen backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the...
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Hezbollah commander killed outside home

BEIRUT - Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah...attack targeting the Iranian Embassy in Beirut last month.Al-Laqis' killing came shortly...Hadath neighborhood, just southwest of Beirut.He was struck by five bullets in the head...
Syrian rebel groups break with exiled opposition

BEIRUT - Nearly a dozen of Syria's powerful rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, formally broke with the main opposition...
Latest platform for Syria's president: Instagram

BEIRUT - Syria's embattled president already has a Facebook page, Twitter account and a YouTube channel. Now Bashar Assad is turning...
Hezbollah: Syria to supply weapons to militia

BEIRUT - Syria will supply "game-changing" weapons to Hezbollah, the chief of...Hezbollah's radio station, Al-Nour. His speech was televised to an audience in Beirut, as a security precaution. Nasrallah has rarely appeared in public since...
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Syria scuttles truce plan with new demands

BEIRUT - A U.N.-brokered plan to stop the bloodshed in Syria effectively collapsed...fighters and 12 soldiers.___Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed reporting.


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