| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:44 AM
TRIPOLI, Libya — A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, badly damaging it but causing no casualties, Libyan and Swedish officials said.
| Dec 1, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham and others on Capitol Hill are demanding further inquiries into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, apparently convinced that the Obama administration is withholding crucial information. But I often wonder...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad is implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country's ongoing civil war, the United Nations' human rights chief said Monday.
A U.N. panel of experts, which has been investigating abuses in Syria, has...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:46 PM
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Relatively few Americans remained in this eastern Libyan city as street battles raged and Islamic militants made ever-bolder forays in recent weeks. But Ronnie Smith, a chemistry teacher at an English-language school, stayed on,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:42 AM
TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan security officials say more than 1,000 detainees have escaped from a prison near the eastern city of Benghazi in a mass jailbreak.
A government security official in Benghazi, Mohammed Hejazi, said the jailbreak happened...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:45 AM
BEIRUT -- The toll from a pair of explosions outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday has risen to at least 29 with hundreds wounded, authorities said.
The explosions appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.
The bloodshed marks a serious...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:11 AM
BEIRUT -- Renewed clashes were reported Monday in the strategic Syrian city of Qusair, where government forces pressed an offensive aimed at chasing rebels from the supply and logistics hub.
There were conflicting accounts from the government and the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:52 AM
One person was killed in Tripoli and many others injured, including security forces, during Friday protests in the northern Lebanese city against a movie insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, according to the official Lebanese National News Agency....
| May 22, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A Lebanese court on Tuesday released on bail an Islamist whose arrest earlier this month triggered deadly clashes between rival Syrian groups in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli....
| May 20, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A Sunni Muslim cleric known to support the uprising in neighboring Syria was slain Sunday in northern Lebanon, raising tensions in the area following clashes last week in the city of Tripoli that left at least 11 people dead....