Israel will release 2 Lebanese prisoners in return for the 2 soldiers abducted by Hezbollah, as part of a cease-fire agreement, government and defense officials said. The UN Security Council would call for a cease-fire in Lebanon
The Israeli air force carried out strikes in southern Lebanon despite an agreement to halt raids for 48 hours after nearly 60 Lebanese civilians were killed in an Israeli bombing, the army said. The airstrikes near the village of Taibe were meant
The 14-1 vote Monday was the first time all five veto-wielding permanent members of the council agreed to sanction Iran.
Israeli Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track websites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages.
[Hello! Dead people.] The UN Environment Programme has expressed "grave concern" over the environmental crisis unfolding off the Lebanese coast, where thousands of tonnes of fuel are gushing into the sea after Israeli aircraft bombed a powe
The Washington Post, NY Times and LA Times—have each strongly editorialized that Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon were solely responsible for sparking violence, and that the Israeli military response was predictable and unavoidable.
Palestinian protesters stormed the main U.N. compound in Gaza City during a demonstration against Israel's bombing of southern Lebanon that killed around 60 civilians, witnesses and U.N. staff said.
Tony Blair was facing a full-scale cabinet rebellion last night over the Middle East crisis after his former Foreign Secretary warned that Israel's actions risked destabilising all of Lebanon. Jack Straw, now Leader of the Commons, said in a sta
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was forced to cancel a trip to Beirut Sunday after an Israeli airstrike killed more than 50 people, mostly women and children, in the southern Lebanese town of Qana in the bloodiest attack since the hostilities beg
The US said it intended to disburse $10 million to Lebanon's army to give it the means to deploy to the southern border, which is controlled by the Hezbollah militia fighting Israel. The State Dept. also revved up efforts to cobble together an i
Police said the gunman had been arrested without a struggle inside the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where the shooting took place, and was being questioned by police. The gunman is a U.S. citizen, and police said initial contacts with him
US requests to send two more planes carrying bombs and missiles to Israel via Britain in the next fortnight are likely to be approved, newspapers reported. The reports follow criticism by British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett of alleged stopo
Israel launched a heavy air and artillery bombardment of south Lebanon after 9 Israeli soldiers were killed in the Jewish state's worst 24 hours for casualties in a 16-day-old conflict against Hizbollah. "I reckon (the offensive) will contin
The officer, who had broad experience in the Middle East while at the CIA, noted that NATO and European countries, including England, have made clear that they are either unwilling or extremely reluctant to participate in an international force.
An estimated 800,000 people have been affected in Lebanon by the current crisis, with hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes, according to the Lebanese Higher Relief Council established by the Lebanese government to deal with the crisis.
US-based Human Rights Watch says Israel has used cluster bombs in civilian areas during its assault on Lebanon. The group says an attack using the munitions on the village of Blida last week killed one person and injured 12.
The US has given Israeli forces between 10 and 14 days to finish dealing Hezbollah "a strategic blow," a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official said, as both Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas continued to volley rockets across the L
Attorneys Yehudah Talmon, Yoram Dantziger, and Nitzah Libai preparing symbolic lawsuit to be presented in US against Lebanese government for compensation to be paid to Israeli businesses, citizens for war damages
Some groups in Egypt and Jordan, the two Arab countries that have peace accords with Israel, have urged their governments to sever ties with the Jewish state.
Figures released by the Israeli army show the pace of Hezbollah rockets raining down on Israel has not slowed - and the guerrillas are nowhere close to being neutralized.
Israel has started constructing a temporary detention center designed to hold the Lebanese prisoners that will be captured during army operations in Southern Lebanon.
On Meet the Press, Tim Russert points out a stunning White House press release that calls for Israel to attack Syria. (VIDEO)
Six Questions on Lebanon for Augustus Richard Norton - Harper's Magazine
3 weeks ago, the glitzy shops in the Hamra district and the nightclubs in the chic Monot area here symbolized the Beirut that rose from the ashes of Lebanon's 1975-91 civil war. Today, the construction cranes spinning over the Beirut skyline h
In the last example of collective punishment against civilians outside Palestine -- Slobodan Milosevic's terrorizing of Kosovo -- NATO intervened to halt the killing and ethnic cleansing, and prosecuted war criminals.
Condoleezza Rice has described the plight of Lebanon as a part of the "birth pangs of a new Middle East" and said that Israel should ignore calls for a ceasefire.
The United States is expediting a shipment of precision bombs to Israel from an arms deal struck last year amid the Jewish state's ongoing assault on Lebanon, a US official said. A decision to rush the delivery of the weapons following an Israeli
The United States and Israel said that they were ready to support an international force led by NATO in south Lebanon to ease tensions. No US troops are likely to be in the force, which according to a US media report could be between 10,000 and 20
Maya Hage, 24, is a singer in a local band that plays at the hip beach resorts dotting Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast. Ms. Hage, a Maronite Christian, returned from France four years ago to enjoy her country’s many charms. Now she feels betrayed. N
They would bury their dead in mass graves, the doctors decided. The government hospital had run out of room for human remains by Friday. More than 100 bomb-wrecked bodies were already crammed into poorly refrigerated container trucks, and more cor