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Showing Hama in ruins, Syria says revolt quelled


Syria's government has shown off TV and still images of burned buildings and rubble-strewn streets empty of people in Hama, the epicentre of anti-regime protests, claiming it was putting an end to the

Hezbollah members confess to spying for CIA: Nasrallah


Two Hezbollah members have confessed to working for the US Central Intelligence Agency and a third is still under interrogation, the militant group's leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday.

"When the

Syrian forces open fire on protesters; 16 killed


Syrian security forces fired on thousands of protesters Friday, killing a teenage boy and at least 15 other civilians as accounts emerged of more indiscriminate killing and summary executions by the a

Attack kills 120 Syrian forces, crackdown feared


Armed men killed 120 Syrian security forces and torched government buildings on Monday in a northern region where troops have unleashed deadly assaults on protesters for days, Syria said.

The governm

Thousands of Syrian troops raid rebellious city

Thousands of soldiers backed by tanks and snipers moved in before dawn to the city where Syria's anti-government uprising began, causing panic in the streets when they opened fire indiscriminately on

Hezbollah chief to speak Sunday on Lebanon crisis

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah will speak on Sunday for the first time since ministers from his party and its allies toppled the government of Saad Hariri, the Shiite group's television said.

Lebanon PM to visit Iran amid political crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will make his first official visit to Iran this weekend when he will meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other officials, a government official said on Tues

Lebanese and Israeli troops clash on border

A senior Lebanese Army officer says Lebanese and Israeli troops have exchanged fire on the border and one Lebanese soldier has been lightly wounded.

Lebanese women to send aid to Gaza

An aid ship transporting medical supplies to Gaza is to leave Lebanon in the coming days with dozens of women activists on board, one of the organisers told AFP on Tuesday.

Israel wants US to deflect outcry


Israel can probably live with the diplomatic cost of its bloody storming of Turkish-backed aid ships bound for Gaza — unless its US ally fails to shield it.

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