The Israel-Lebanon border clash that left an Israeli officer and three Lebanese dead this week has spurred Israeli complaints about ties between the Lebanese Army and the militant Shiite group Hezbollah. The Obama administration may face a congressional challenge to a US military aid program for Lebanon.
08/06/2010 04:46 pm
The Israel-Lebanon clash today along the country's border did not involve Hezbollah, making it relatively controllable. A UN official told the Monitor that UNIFIL – the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon – was able to end today's fighting.
08/03/2010 12:45 pm
In Beirut, Lebanon, mock 'murder scenes' raise awareness that Arabic is ceasing to be a working language here. An Arabic-language festival wants to help change that.
08/02/2010 10:03 am
An Arab summit of the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Syria met in Beirut today for the first time in eight years amid rising concern that the Hariri assassination tribunal could indict key Hezbollah members – sparking Hezbollah unrest.
07/30/2010 01:58 pm
Evangelical missionaries were once leaders in creating a positive image of the US in the Arab world.
07/19/2010 07:05 am
The death of Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah paves the way for a more militant, Iranian-influenced strain of Islamic ideology to gain ground in Lebanon.
07/09/2010 01:28 pm
Civilians in the southern Lebanese town of Qabrikha, where many support Hezbollah, attacked French soldiers with the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission last weekend. The UN Security Council is expected to discuss the rising tensions today.
07/09/2010 10:50 am
In a bid to strengthen Washington's hand in the US-Iran dynamic, President Obama has sought to woo Syria. But as those efforts stall, Syria is drawing closer to Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
07/02/2010 01:17 pm
Cupcakes are a big seller at Sugar Daddy’s Bakery in Amman, Jordan. The owner has opened cupcake outlets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and in Beirut, Lebanon, to serve Arab customers who want to savor American baked goods.
07/01/2010 06:34 pm
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