Car Bomb Kills Politician, 4 Others In LebanonThe powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.
Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are 'Often' JustifiedAn 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.
Bahrain Deports US Teacher Over 'Radical' Writings On TwitterBahrain 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.
New Iran President Affirms Support For Assad, HezbollahIran's president-elect has sent messages to Syria's Bashar Assad and Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, reaffirming support for the two allies.
Hamas Urges Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From SyriaThe 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.
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.
Hezbollah Staying On Sidelines During Israel-Hamas ConflictWhile 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.
In Gaza Conflict, Hezbollah Stays On SidelinesWhile 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.
Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy CrisisMissed 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.
NYPD: Iran Operatives Have Conducted Surveillance At New York LandmarksA 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.