Pope Francis said on Sunday that equating Islam with violence was wrong and called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism to help dispel the stereotype. Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were offended […]
JERUSALEM —Israelis and Palestinians expressed fear Wednesday that their decades-old conflict was moving beyond the traditional nationalist struggle between two peoples fighting for their homelands and spiraling into a raw and far-reaching religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims. The threat — perhaps more accurately the dread — of an incipient but deadly “religious war” was […]
Security forces defused at dawn Thursday a hand grenade found at the restroom of a Fast Food restaurant in the town of Chtaura, in Eastern Lebanon, National News Agency reported.
Israeli Nation News reported that two people were killed Thursday morning when a car bomb exploded in Rishon Lezion. The incident occurred in the center of the town next to the city’s court building. There was no immediate information on their identity. The two were in the vehicle
Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed his country will not remain silent over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “crimes”. “Every day a large number of innocent children and women fall dead in Syria,” Erdogan, a key backer of Syria’s opposition, said in a speech in the United Arab Emirates.
Beirut, Lebanon — Fledgling efforts to promote peace talks in the Syrian conflict appear to have stalled, even as the death toll rises daily and the rebellion nears its second anniversary. The major exile opposition group, irate over what it calls a “shameful” global silence about the bloodshed, has announced that it will not attend […]
A state of anger and tension escalated in the border area between Syria and Lebanon after Syrian gunfire killed Lebanese citizen Hussein Mohammad Ismael, in Wadi Khaled border area.
An explosion followed by heavy gunfire was heard late Saturday evening in West Beirut’s Cola area, near the Sports stadium, which is known as Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium.
Syria’s opposition leaders have turned their back on international talks, saying the world’s failure to stop the violence is “shameful”. In advance of another round of meetings over the crisis – namely, the Friends of Syria meeting in Rome and scheduled talks in Russia and the US – the opposition leaders have said they will […]
Gunmen stormed into Tripoli’s Islamic Hospital on Saturday and released an Islamist detainee Mohammad Youssef who was arrested for opening fire on the convoy of Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports Faisal Karami. At least four people were injured after gunmen ambushed the convoy of Minister Karami in the northern city of Tripoli