Questions for Obama: Is Israel bluffing? Is Iran bluffing?
Commentary: Overriding issues for the president in his visit with Netanyahu.
5 Syrian shells land in Lebanon border town
Shells land in a Lebanese border town, adding to concerns that Syrian violence will spread.
Saudi Arabia: 18 suspected spies arrested
Saudi Arabian officials said today that they had arrested 18 people – an Iranian, a Lebanese citizen and 16 Saudis – for spying on the kingdom for a foreign country.
Lebanon's Catholics fear incursion of Islamic fundamentalism
Post-war Lebanon is often praised as an example of inter-religious harmony, but the balance appears to be shifting.
Syrian bombs fall on Lebanon border area
Syrian warplanes bombed a border area in Lebanon, reportedly targeting rebel positions.
What was Biden signaling in his pro-war comments on Iran to Israeli lobby?
Commentary: Is the vice president building his own hardline bona fides for 2016?
Islamists kill 7 foreign hostages in Nigeria
A Nigerian Islamist militant group's claims it has killed 7 foreign hostages kidnapped last month are credible, groups say.
In Lebanon, a proxy battle for Syria
Sectarian violence in Lebanon may resemble Syria's conflict, but residents say the real problems are poverty and neglect.
Hezbollah's Nasrallah denies reports of ill-health
The speech on the militant group's Al Manar television station blamed a coordinated media campaign against the Shiite leader for creating rumors that he had cancer.
The new business of Lebanon: kidnapping
Kidnapping for ransom is one of the few forms of economic activity to flourish here as the civil war in neighboring Syria cripples the tourism industry and erodes the authority of the state.
In North Korea and Middle East, US should rework failed policies
Commentary: New strategies are needed to counter a new and threatening reality.
Former Lebanese minister indicted in Syrian terror plot
Michel Samaha, a former pro-Syrian information minister, faces the death penalty.
Winter is here: The worst winter storms and blizzards around the world (PHOTOS)
American Northeasterners, as you hunker down to weather winter storm Nemo, know that you are not alone. Record-setting snowfall has been hitting many parts of the world.
Bulgaria bus bomb attack linked to Hezbollah and Canadian, Australian passports
Suspects with Australian and Canadian passports have been tied to the deaths of five Israeli tourists in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas.
W Motors Lykan Hypersport is Middle East’s first supercar (VIDEO)
The Lykan Hypersport can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 245 miles per hour.
Foreign policy reality: changed circumstances require new answers
Commentary: Kerry has an opportunity to look anew at the world and US response to crises.
Israeli jets strike Syria: officials
Alleged Israeli military strike in Syria marks first reported since 2007.
Chatter: Did Israel just attack Syria?
Confusion abounds over whether Israel bombed Syria, the New York Times accuses China of cyber-intimidation, and 'Finnegans Wake' might just be a better read in Mandarin.
Obama’s cautious foreign policy has proved right so far
Commentary: Events, not intentions, will shape his record in the second term.
Israeli warplanes reportedly strike Syrian-Lebanese border
Israel so far has not commented on the reports, which come amid concerns of Syria's chemical weapons.
Lebanon Justice Ministry rejects civil marriage request
The Justice Ministry said that a comprehensive law needs to be drawn up by lawmakers before civil marriage can be approved.
Middle East snow and cold leaves several people dead
The region has been brought to a standstill.
Syria spills into Lebanon
Sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shiite in Syria are threatening an uneasy peace in Lebanon.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Syria's newest key battlefield: the Lebanese border
Damascus, the Syrian capital, is mere miles away from the lawless Lebanese border, where rebel guns and fighters are pouring over.
Syria’s civil war stokes tensions in Tripoli, 6 dead
Tripoli neighborhoods draw lines for, against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Lebanese fighters killed inside Syria
Syrian security forces killed as many as 20 Lebanese fighters who were fighting alongside rebels in Syria on Friday.
Hezbollah chief warns Israel, marking end of religious holiday
Nasrallah's televised warning comes just days after a tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the end of Ashura, a religious holiday for Shia Muslims.
Lebanon arrests 5 Syrians on charges of arms possession: military
Arrests underscore fears of encroaching Syrian violence.
Jordan protesters call for King Abdullah's removal as demonstrations escalate
Sparked by fuel price hikes, thousands protested for a fourth straight day, calling for the ouster of Jordan's King Abdullah II.
In skirmish, Israel confronts a newly confident Hamas
Since the Arab Spring, Hamas boasts stronger regional ties.