For the Syrian rebels, Qusayr has been critical to bringing in weapons and fighters from Lebanon. But the regime and ally Hezbollah want the town, which lies at an important crossroads.
Israeli aircraft bombed a warehouse in Syria Friday that reportedly held Iran-made Fateh-110 missiles bound for Hezbollah. It's the second time in four months that Israeli aircraft have hit targets in Syria.
Growers in the Bekaa Valley reap huge profits from illegal hashish crops. Lebanon's eradication efforts have failed because there is no legal crop that is as lucrative.
An organization helping teachers to promote conflict resolution in classrooms hopes the effort could blossom into a more peaceful national culture.
08/28/2009 01:00 am