The country wants to offer 'retraining' for returning Guantánamo detainees. It also hopes to boost dialogue with religious leaders. Human rights groups are skeptical.
The Western-backed March 14 coalition won an unexpectedly large parliamentary majority – 71 of 128 seats – over the opposition, led by the Iranian-backed militant group.
A Hezbollah victory would strain ties with the US and with pro-Western nations like Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
The American president took his case straight to the people on his trip this week, spending limited time with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, and France.
A win for Hezbollah and its allies Sunday would tip the region’s balance of power toward Iran.
His speech should aim to launch a new dialogue between two estranged communities of the world, some regional experts say.
Two recordings from the Al Qaeda chief and his deputy may signal that Obama's overtures, particularly his speech in Cairo Thursday, have put the organization on the defensive.
Many Israelis see the president's decision to bypass Jerusalem as part of a broader shift in US priorities in the region.