Syrian War Tests Unity of Military in Lebanon

BEIRUT , Lebanon – As spillover from the civil war in Syria increasingly threatens Lebanon’s stability, the Lebanese military remains weak, hindered by a lack of political support to confront security issues, low morale and a struggle against the pull of volatile sectarian politics.

20 Shiites forced off buses and killed in Pakistan

A Pakistani official says gunmen forced 20 Shiites off buses in northern Pakistan and killed them. The police official said the incident happened Thursday in the Naran Valley. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was worried about retribution. The Deputy Inspector General of police in Gilgit, Ali Sher, said the victims were […]