Trained to battle Israel, Hezbollah’s Lebanese Shiite guerrillas are pushing into a very different fight, against fellow Arab Muslims trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
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The Treasury Department announced sanctions against eight Mexicans on Tuesday whom it identified as the main bosses for the Sinaloa Cartel.
As Islamists increasingly fill the ranks of Syrian rebels, President Bashar al-Assad is waging an energized campaign to persuade the United States that it is on the wrong side of the civil war.
American TV has a long tradition of imitating foreign shows, and the fall season may include several new forms of flattery, with “Friends and Family,” “Pulling,” “Rake,” “Second Sight” and “Spy.”
The reverberations of the American-led invasion are still being felt in Iraq, which remains a deeply divided, violence-plagued country that some fear may be headed for a full-blown civil war.
A defense lawyer in Bahrain said two police officers were sentenced to 10 years in prison for the fatal beating of an antigovernment protester in 2011.
Two years of conflict have pushed a military built for repelling an Israeli invasion, not carrying out sustained asymmetrical combat, to scale back its goals and rethink its tactics.
Religious conservatives in Iran were outraged by an image of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clasping hands with the grief-stricken mother of Hugo Chávez at her son’s funeral last week.
A collection of illegal virtual private networks, or VPNs, was successfully closed by Iran, making visits to Web sites deemed immoral or politically dangerous nearly impossible.
The group’s claim of responsibility of the massacre coincided with news of a religious decree from Syria’s grand mufti suggesting Syria needs more recruits and that it was a call to jihad.
The group formally endorsed an initiative to pursue a political solution with the government, provided that President Bashar al-Assad is excluded.
Pistachio nuts, one of Iran’s most profitable products, appear to be latest victim of domestic inflation, so much so that the government has ordered a moratorium on exports.
Two videos that show Syrian soldiers and rebels dancing and singing have provoked sharply different political reactions.
Some antigovernment activists described the fighting in Syria as part of a renewed effort by rebels to seize control of central Damascus, but that claim appeared to be exaggerated.
Egyptians in Tahrir Square protested against the Muslim Brotherhood, and the military is said to have deployed armored vehicles in Suez on Saturday to restore security.
Known as “the Jewish terrorist,” Yaakov (Jack) Teitel was also convicted of other crimes, including bombings in 2008 that wounded a leftist Israeli professor.
The center is a temporary shelter for refugees before they are moved to a camp called Zaatari, which has been battered by a flash flood.