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Lebanese security forces respond to a car bomb that rocked central Beirut. (AFP/Getty Images)

Car Bomb Kills Politician, 4 Others In Lebanon

The powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.

12/28/2013

Screen capture of poll results offered by the Pew Research Center. (Credit: pewglobal.org)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are ‘Often’ Justified

An extensive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that a vast majority of Muslims in communities from the Middle East and Africa are concerned about Islamic extremism in their respective countries of residence. But while many majorities in different countries voices strong opposition to violence carried out in the name of Islam, a reported 62 percent of Palestinian Muslims told Pew that they feel suicide bombings are often – or at least sometimes – justifiable.

09/11/2013

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Bahrain Deports US Teacher Over ‘Radical’ Writings On Twitter

Bahrain deported a U.S. citizen working as a teacher in the gulf kingdom over what it described Saturday as her “radical” writings on Twitter and websites as the government cracks down on dissent the country.

08/10/2013

On the eve of a landmark trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Iran's president offered Sunday his most expansive vision that a deal to settle the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program could open doors for greater cooperation on regional flash points such as the Syrian civil war. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Iran President Affirms Support For Assad, Hezbollah

Iran’s president-elect has sent messages to Syria’s Bashar Assad and Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, reaffirming support for the two allies.

07/16/2013

A picture shows destruction in Sbeneh, south of the Syrian capital Damascus, on June 16, 2013. (credit: WARD AL-KESWANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hamas Urges Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria

The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia to withdraw its fighters from Syria and accused it of stoking sectarian tensions, leveling unprecedented public criticism against a former ally.

06/17/2013

File photo of Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Collins Says She’ll Oppose Hagel Confirmation

A moderate Republican senator said Wednesday she’ll oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President Barack Obama’s secretary of defense, while other GOP senators signaled they may delay a floor vote on the nomination unless the White House provides more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

02/13/2013

Palestinian men react after an Israeli air strike on smuggling tunnels between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt, on Nov. 21, 2012 in Rafah. (credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Hezbollah Staying On Sidelines During Israel-Hamas Conflict

While the death toll from the Israel-Gaza conflict has mounted, Hezbollah has offered quiet words of encouragement to the Palestinians, pledging support and calling on Arab states to send them weapons to fight Israel. But beyond that, the Lebanese militant group appears to be staying firmly on the sidelines.

11/21/2012

Fire rises during an explosion following an Israeli strike on the border tunnels between Egypt and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012. (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

In Gaza Conflict, Hezbollah Stays On Sidelines

While the death toll from the Israel-Gaza conflict has mounted, Hezbollah has offered quiet words of encouragement to the Palestinians, pledging support and calling on Arab states to send them weapons to fight Israel. But beyond that, the Lebanese militant group appears to be staying firmly on the sidelines.

11/20/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed in all the controversy over Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark is Romney’s callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

09/20/2012

File photo of New York Police Department officers. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD: Iran Operatives Have Conducted Surveillance At New York Landmarks

A senior New York Police Department official says law enforcement has interviewed at least 13 people since 2005 with ties to Iran’s government who were seen taking pictures of New York City landmarks. Police consider the activity to be pre-operational surveillance.

03/21/2012

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