Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has
The Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, authorized construction bids on Monday for another 690 homes in the occupied West Bank in the face of pro forma American criticism. The houses will be built in Maale Adumim and Betar Illit, two settlements
PM says his calls for peace talks were rejected by his Lebanese counterpart Siniora. Lebanese official responds: We know nothing of this. These comments really don't concern us, it's just propaganda
Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the Israeli military, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the past nine weeks.
To most of the Arab public, the debate over who won the war between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbullah is already settled. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah is being feted through song in Syrian nightclubs and on Palestinian radio.
CNN International's Jim Clancy, reporting from southern Lebanon, finds that unexploded munitions are taking a toll on Lebanese children. A nurse describes the child casualties she sees as "the new phase of the war." Clancy reports that
The United States is planning to introduce a new U.N. resolution on disarming Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, but U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said this should not hold up the quick deployment of U.N. peacekeepers.
A 24-year-old Palestinian man died over the weekend trying to save four Israeli teenagers from drowning in waters just off a beach south of Tel Aviv, an Israeli newspaper has reported.
Israeli commandos dropped deep into Lebanon on Saturday, clashing with Hezbollah fighters in a raid here that left one Israeli soldier dead and put the first serious strain on the region's 6-day-old cease-fire.
More then 30,000 demonstrators filled the streets around the White House today chanting, “Stop the US-Israeli war against Lebanon and Palestine.” The New York Times reported today that the demonstration's “diverse crowd included many
"The place is full of unexploded ordnance, shells and mortars," said Chris Clark. The most dangerous of the ordnance littering south Lebanon after 34 days of Israeli bombardment are bomblets spewed from cluster bombs packed into Israeli art
The United States blocked an Iranian cargo plane's flight to Syria last month after intelligence analysts concluded it was carrying sophisticated missiles and launchers to resupply Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, two U.S. intelligence officials sa
Lebanon has a dauntingly steep path to climb towards reconstruction and a chance, though no guarantee, of recovering from the economic devastation caused by Israel's offensive, economists said.
Former Israeli Air Force Captain Yonatan Shapira reports at least 2 Israeli fighter pilots have reportedly deliberately missed bombing targets in Lebanon because they were concerned they were being ordered to bomb civilians.
Like many of her compatriots, artist Zena el-Khalil has turned to blogging on the Internet to express her longings and fears amid the fighting in Lebanon. Writing from Beirut, the 30-year-old tells of wanting to have children and worries about Isr
AS ISRAEL wages war against Hezbollah “terrorists” in Lebanon, Britain has protested about the celebration by right-wing Israelis of a Jewish “act of terrorism” against British rule 60 years ago this week. The rightwingers, including Binyamin Neta
Of the dangers presented by the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah in southern Lebanon, the possibility of a broader Middle East war is among the less likely. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli war - and repeatedly since - Israel has shown its clear mili
Islamists who are hostile to Israel and the US - and to their Arab allies who have criticized Hizbullah - are shoring up support, increasing the chances they will seize power if the elections President Bush has urged for the region take place. Ira
The two men standing on either side of the spiraling war between Israel and Hizbollah have never met, will likely never meet and could not be more different ideologically. The decisions of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert and Hizbollah leader Nasrallah
Israel, with U.S. support, intends to resist calls for a cease-fire and continue a longer-term strategy of punishing Hezbollah, which is likely to include several weeks of precision bombing in Lebanon, according to senior Israeli and U.S. officials.
The raid into Israel from southern Lebanon by the Shiite militia group Hezbollah has provided the new government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a deeper political consensus, allowing him to prosecute a war that is widely supported by the Israeli peopl
Hezbollah and Israel traded rocket and missile barrages without letup for a fifth day, as the war that has suddenly flared in the Middle East showed no sign of easing. Hezbollah rockets struck deep inside Israel, killing eight people in the northern
Because Israel and Lebanon have never signed a peace accord, the countries remain officially in a state of war that has existed since 1948 when Lebanon joined other Arab nations against the newly formed Jewish state. The two countries have been bo
Hezbollah and Israel traded rocket and missile barrages for a sixth day Monday, as warfare that has erupted in the Middle East showed no sign of easing. Hezbollah rockets struck deep inside Israel, killing eight people in the northern city of Haifa,
Syria warned on Sunday it would respond directly and by all means necessary to any Israeli attack on its territory, in its first official reaction to Israel’s offensive on neighbouring Lebanon.
Israeli and Lebanese residents are braced for increased hostilities after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vowed "open war" amid Israeli attacks that have raised international fears of a devastating regional conflict.
“Israel gave Damascus 72 hours to stop Hizbullah’s activity along the Lebanon-Israel border and bring about the release the two kidnapped IDF soldiers or it would launch an offensive with disastrous consequences.”
A missile fired by Hezbollah, not an unmanned drone laden with explosives, heavily damaged an Israeli warship off Lebanon, the army said. The attack had raised widespread concern in the Israeli military because initial information indicated that the
Israeli warplanes renewed attacks on Lebanon early Saturday, targeting bridges and fuel storage tanks and gas stations in the east and south, security officials said. [Gas stations? How petty!]
But all day, the U.S. was alone in defending Israel. At the U.N., the U.S. exercised the sole veto against a resolution condemning Israel's Gaza incursion. The European Union called Israel's attacks on Lebanon “disproportionate."