Analysis: Keeping the Lid on Lebanon

The news that the European Union is again debating whether to put Hezbollah, Lebanon’s dominant political and military force, on its terrorist list is deeply worrying. The move, which reflects growing international pressure on Hezbollah following a recent intensification of U.S. sanctions — risks disturbing the fragile country’s uneasy peace.

Lebanese army frees four Syrian hostages

Lebanese security forces freed four Syrian hostages on Tuesday in a raid on a powerful Shi’ite Muslim clan, which kidnapped more than 20 people last month. The four told a Lebanese television station they had been tortured when they were held by the armed wing of the Meqdad clan and were forced to confess they […]

Syria: 4 of the 11 kidnapped Lebanese killed in an airstrike

Four of the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who were kidnapped in Syria last May have been killed in an airstrike by the Syrian air force on the Aazaz region in Aleppo, according to a report by al-Jadeed television on Wednesday. The report added that the building where the pilgrims were being held was damaged during a […]