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  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

    August 30, 2014 | 2:38 pm

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

    The soldier, recognisable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni...

  • Report: E.U. close to branding Hezbollah military wing a terrorist group

    July 19, 2013 | 10:09 am

    A senior EU official said the union is moving closer to declaring the military wing of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

    The Associated Press on Friday reported that the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the EU could make a...

  • Hezbollah denies involvement in Burgas attack

    February 7, 2013 | 9:16 am

    Hezbollah denied it was involved in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria that killed six, including five Israelis.

    Two days after the Bulgarian government implicated two men with links to Hezbollah to the terrorist attack last July, deputy Hezbollah leader Naim Qassem said Thursday...

  • Lebanese judo team refuses to practice next to Israelis at Olympics training facility

    July 27, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli team.

    The Jordanians even erected a makeshift barrier to split their gym into two halves, according to the Times of Israel.

    The two teams were scheduled to train inside London’s ExCel...

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  • Lebanese forces prepared to repel Israeli attacks against Hezbollah

    July 20, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Lebanon’s army is prepared to defend the country following Israel’s claim that the Iran or its allies such as Hezbollah carried out the deadly terrorist bombing in Bulgaria.

    Wednesday’s explosion outside Sarafovo Airport in Burgas killed five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian bus...

  • Thai authorities arrest Lebanese man on Israeli tip

    January 13, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Thai authorities working with Israel arrested a Lebanese man alleged to have plotted a bombing attack.

    “A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further,” Chalerm Yumbumrung, the deputy prime minister, was...

  • Israel files complaint with U.N. over border infiltrations

    May 16, 2011 | 8:01 am

    Israel filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council against Syria and Lebanon over the breach of its border by protesters.

    The delegation said Monday it filed the complaint in the Security Council and with the U.N. Secretary General’s office for violation of...

  • Hezbollah candidate to form new Lebanese government

    January 25, 2011 | 9:26 am

    The choice of Hezbollah’s candidate for prime minister has led to protests in Lebanon.

    Najib Miqati, a billionaire and former prime minister, will set about forming a government after being chosen by Hezbollah and its allies, reportedly backed by Iran and Syria.

    Miqati won 68 seats...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Left

    Gary Wexler ("Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now," Aug. 4) ought not to be surprised by the wrath of his former compatriots in last week's Letters to the Editor. It is the standard fury against an apostate.

    Instead, he is to be commended for doing what too few of...

  • Chipping Away at Israel Support Endangers U.S.

    By Joe R. Hicks

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I spent a fair amount of time in Israel in the late 1990s, traveling throughout the country. One of my many impressions of that nation was that there was a pervasive desire by Israelis for a lasting, mutually beneficial peace with hostile neighbors.

    At the time of my visit, I was...

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