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  • rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam.Syria is bleeding. Militants have taken over large parts of Iraq. Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Egypt are all battling Islamic extremists. Millions of war refugees are scattered across...

BEIRUT - Lebanon announced Saturday that Syrian refugees...countries.More than 1 million of them are in Lebanon, leaving the much smaller nation of 4...entrance and exit of Syrian citizens to Lebanon, all Syrians registered by the U.N...
Obama seeks $500 million to train, equip Syrian rebels

...moderate opposition.The military program would be supplemented by $1 billion in assistance to Syria's neighbors - Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq - to help them deal with an influx of refugees and the threat of extremists spilling over their borders...

...on a case-by-case basis for married men to become Eastern Catholic priests in America."Almost half of our priests in Lebanon are married, so it's not an unusual event in the life of the Maronite Church, though in the United States it is," Deacon...

...of its rule. Also on Saturday, it claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon.Hadi Razeij, head of the Anbar province police force, said police had left the city center entirely and had positioned...

...the survivors were found. The search for survivors is scheduled to resume Monday.The boat, carrying asylum seekers from Lebanon, Pakistan and Iraq, was headed for Australia's Christmas Island. It sank after being hit by up to 6-meter (19-foot...

...some issues are worked out.-The Associated PressBAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) - Shivering in the snow, Syrian Aisha Mohammad in tents, shacks and unfinished buildings throughout Lebanon, the family faces a miserable winter as aid organizations...

...knowing how to care for them and would let them go into the wild where hawks got them or they died.Curt Jacques, owner of West Lebanon Feed and Supply, opposes coloring chicks. He won't sell them around Easter because too many buyers don't know how to...
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...15-nation Security Council - Britain, France, China. By late afternoon, it expanded again to include Syrian neighbors Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, which are struggling to cope with massive influxes of Syrian refugees, and the Red Cross and U.N. humanitarian...

...fighters have joined Sunni rebels in the battle against Assad, while the regime troops have been backed up by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group in the past months.The fighting has triggered a humanitarian crisis on a massive scale, driving...


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