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  • U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S....
  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....
  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • Counting Americans of Middle Eastern, North African descent

    WASHINGTON For many Americans, checking the right box on the U.S. Census form is a reflexive gesture, whether it's marking "black," "white," "Hispanic," "Asian," "American Indian" or all of the above. But for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African...
  • Trip Tips: See and live history in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Some travelers want to see history, others want to live it. In Lebanon, a slice of land between the Mediterranean and war-ravaged Syria, you can do a lot of both. At the Roman ruins of Baalbek, some of the best preserved in the world,...
  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon toward Israel: news agency

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least two rockets were fired on Saturday from southern Lebanon toward Israel, Lebanon's national news agency and security sources said, without saying who had launched them. The news agency NNA, citing its correspondent in Tyre,...
  • Hezbollah sees Islamic State insurgents as threat to Gulf, Jordan

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview...
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • Lebanon charges 43 Syrians with belonging to terrorist groups

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon on Thursday charged 43 Syrians, including an Islamist commander whose arrest sparked five days of fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army, with belonging to armed terrorist groups and seeking to establish an Islamic...
  • Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year. Syrian state television broadcast...
  • 10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters

    10 Lebanese soldiers killed in battle with Syrian Islamist fighters
    Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
  • Islamic State threatens major Iraqi dam, takes fight into Lebanon

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria. It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...