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The Story Of 68 Palestinian Families In Lebanon By Franklin Lamb

<b>The Story Of 68 Palestinian Families In Lebanon</b><p><b>By Franklin Lamb</b><p>07 June, 2014 <b><br>Countercurrents.org</b><p><b>Masnaa border crossing (Syria/Lebanon):</b> Predictions …

Middle East

Syria Conflict Spawning 'New Generation of Terrorists,' Report Warns

The civil war in Syria already appears to have drawn more foreign fighters than the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, and may prove an …

Number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes 1 million, U.N. says

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has passed 1 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday, making up almost a quarter of the country's resident population.<p>"The influx of a million refugees would be massive in any country. For Lebanon, a small nation beset by internal …

First Case of Polio Suspected Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

A young child lies on a hospital bed, the small body floppy on the right side. The 19-month-old, a refugee from the conflict in Syria, has not been vaccinated, and polio is suspected.<p>The child has been isolated with polio-like symptoms, NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman said Tuesday. Dr. …

Hezbollah vows to retaliate against alleged Israeli air strike in Lebanon

Attack on Hezbollah border position would be first inside Lebanese territory since start of the conflict in Syria<p>Hezbollah has vowed to retaliate after accusing Israel of launching an air strike at one of its positions near the border with Syria this week.<p>The attack on Monday, which Israel has not …

Some Marines Fear Innocent Men Are Being Convicted of Rape

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the push to reform how the military handles sexual assault, progress has been made. Some Marines …

Lebanon looks to Kuwait for Saudi-Iranian rapprochement | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri urged Kuwait to keep trying to build bridges between Iran and Saudi Arabia to encourage a rapprochement between two regional heavyweights backing opposite sides in Syria’s civil war.<p>Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri strikes his gavel …

Egypt authorities accuse Muslim Brotherhood of forming military wing

Amid a rise in insurgent violence, government claims Islamist movement has created an armed branch to stage attacks in a southern province<p>Egyptian authorities on Sunday accused the ousted president's Muslim Brotherhood of forming a "military wing" to stage attacks on security forces in a southern …

Extremism

Syrian government and opposition trade accusations at Geneva II talks

A second round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition has quickly become bogged down in recriminations about who is responsible for escalating violence that has killed hundreds in the past few days and disrupted food aid for trapped civilians.<p>The UN-Arab-League envoy, …

Egypt army says airstrikes kill Sinai rebels

Egypt's military spokesman has said airstrikes in the northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 16 armed fighters with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that the government has designated a "terrorist" organisation.<p>Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said on Saturday that the airstrikes had targeted hideouts …

Blaze kills pilgrims in Saudi Arabia's Medina

A fire at a hotel in Islam's holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia has left 15 pilgrims dead and injured 130 others, according to the state-run news agency SPA.<p>Officials quoted by SPA did not identify the victims but said about 700 pilgrims had been staying at the hotel in the western city of Medina …

Khamenei: US wants regime change in Iran

Iran's supreme leader has said the US would overthrow the Iranian government if it could, adding that the country had a "controlling and meddlesome" attitude towards the Islamic Republic.<p>In a speech to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Mortars and gunfire in Homs delay aid mission

United Nations-led efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to a rebel-held, besieged district of central Homs have been hampered after an aid convoy came under fire and parts of the devastated city were bombarded by mortar fire.<p>The Syrian Red Crescent tweeted that one of its drivers had been injured …

Italy's navy rescues more than 1,100 migrants

The Italian navy has rescued more than 1,100 migrants after nine large rafts were spotted navigating towards Sicily.<p>In a joint operation with the Italian Coast Guard, a navy helicopter spotted the first boat south of the island of Lampedusa, situated between the Tunisian coast and Italy, the AP …

Suicide bomber kills three in Lebanese Hezbollah stronghold | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed three people at a petrol station in a stronghold of the Shi’ite militant Hezbollah movement on Lebanon’s northern border on Saturday, the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is spilling over into its small neighbour.<p>The blast occurred in the town of …

Obama’s Middle East Cowardice Confirmed

<i>Jerusalem</i> — The eureka moment in Obama’s Middle East policy, in the eyes of Israel and other U.S. allies in the region, came with the famous …