Petraeus testifies that Benghazi attack was terrorist act

After avoiding a swarm of awaiting reporters and photographers, former CIA director David Petraeus testified behind closed doors Friday that he believes the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya was an act of terrorism that did not arise out of a spontaneous demonstration, according to a lawmaker who heard the […]

Syrian rebels warily accept foreign fighters’ help

The presence of foreign Islamic militants battling Syria’s regime is raising concerns over the possible injection of al-Qaida’s influence into the country’s civil war. Syria’s rebels share some of those misgivings.

Clinton assumes responsibility for Benghazi attack

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assumed responsibility on Monday for last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which has become an issue in the hard-fought U.S. presidential campaign. “I take responsibility” for what happened on September 11,

Lebanon: Pope’s visit shows reality of coexistence in Arab world

Pope Benedict XVI’s three day visit in Lebanon earlier this month carried a meaningful message of hope in troubled times. Despite international tensions, the Lebanese people united to welcome him, demonstrating their desire for successful coexistence.

U.S. Names al Qaeda in Libya Attack

U.S. intelligence officials are investigating indications that al Qaeda’s North African affiliate is connected with militants involved in the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, the top U.S. counterterrorism official said, providing the first public acknowledgment of the extremist movement’s possible involvement in the deadly assault.

Hezbollah chief issues a fatwa against anti-Islam film makers

The leader of Lebanon’s militant Islamist political party Hezbollah has issued a proclamation calling for the death of the producers and actors of the highly controversial film, Innocence of Muslims, which has sparked outrage, protests and violent attacks throughout the Islamic world.