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  • Bombing jolts central Beirut; ex-ambassador to U.S. killed

    Bombing jolts central Beirut; ex-ambassador to U.S. killed
    A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured. Plumes of black...
  • Huge Beirut blast kills 6 including former ambassador to U.S.

    BEIRUT -- A huge car bomb rocked the Lebanese capital on Friday, killing at least six people including a prominent Sunni politician-statesman who was an outspoken critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were injured in the blast, officials said....
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
  • Mourners salute Lebanon politician killed in bombing

    Mourners salute Lebanon politician killed in bombing
    AMMAN, Jordan — Mourners in Beirut paid emotional tribute Sunday to a well-known Lebanese politician who was killed Friday in a car bomb, an attack that heightened tensions stemming from Syria’s bitter civil war. Security was tight for the...
  • Lebanese forces fire on Syrian warplanes

    BEIRUT -- The Lebanese army fired Monday on Syrian government aircraft that officials in Beirut said had launched missiles at the town of Arsal near the border between the two nations, according to a report by the Lebanese National News Agency. The news...
  • Syrian rebel leader killed in another blow to Assad foes

    Syrian rebel leader killed in another blow to Assad foes
    BEIRUT -- A major Syrian rebel group confirmed Monday the death of its military chief, signifying another blow to opposition forces reeling from government counter-attacks, internal divisions and Western alarm about the rapid growth of extremist...
  • Iranian Embassy targeted in Beirut bombings; diplomat among dead

    BEIRUT -- A pair of explosions apparently targeting the Iranian Embassy rocked a southern Beirut neighborhood early Tuesday, leaving at least 20 dead, including an Iranian diplomat, and close to 100 injured, authorities said. The casualty count was...
  • Syrian rebels release 9 Lebanese hostages

    Syrian rebels release 9 Lebanese hostages
    BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages held for more than a year by Syrian¬† rebels have been released, according to multiple reports late Friday, ending a protracted crisis that heightened regional sectarian tensions and was linked to the¬† subsequent...
  • Syria rebels free Lebanese hostages; Turkish pilots freed in Lebanon

    BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon...
  • Pictures in the News | Oct. 24, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Charles L. Cook discovers the name of his deceased son, Marine Sgt. Charles D. Cook, on the wall of the Beirut Memorial at the Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C. Wednesday marked the 30th...
  • In Lebanon, Iran Embassy bombings kill 25

    BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long...
  • Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down in Beirut early Wednesday in what could be a sign of further sectarian escalation and spillover from the Syrian conflict into Lebanon. Hassan Holo Laqqis, 53, a founding...