One day shy of a deadline for Syria to pull its forces from cities across the country, the violence instead seemed to be spreading -- even reaching across two borders, into Turkey and Lebanon.
For centuries, Bedouins of the Middle East survived a nomadic lifestyle in unforgiving deserts by relying on animals. From camels to desert falcons, animals provided food, transportation, and even companionship in the harsh, isolated land. Today, sports utility vehicles have largely replaced the hump-backed 'ships of the desert' throughout the Middle East. But animals still play a vital role in daily life and the culture of the region.
Film director Nigol Bezjian was born in Syria, raised in Lebanon and studied in the United States, but nowhere does he feel more at home than in Little Armenia.
At least 25 people are dead after a six-story building collapsed in Beirut, the country's news agency reported Monday.
At least 25 people are dead after a six-story building collapses in Beirut.
A bomb went off near a U.N. patrol vehicle in southern Lebanon Friday, wounding five French U.N. troops in the latest attack on peacekeepers in the region this year.
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The special court trying to bring the killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to justice published Wednesday previously secret details of the case against four men it has charged.
An explosion Thursday in Antelias, a predominately Christian suburb in Beirut, killed at least two people, the head of public affairs for the Lebanese internal security forces told CNN.
Mahmoud Orabi fled his hometown in southern Syria to cross the border into neighboring Lebanon wearing only his pajamas.
CNN's Kevin Flower reports on clashes between Israeli security forces and palestinian protesters at a border checkpoint.
Clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces erupted along Israel's borders and occupied territories Sunday, leaving at least 12 dead on a Palestinian mourning day marking the birth of the Jewish state.
Nearly six years after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a prosecutor has submitted the long-awaited results of an international investigation to a judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the tribunal said Monday.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports conflict-weary Lebanese have a simple request from their leaders: stability and peace.
Beirut has long been proud of its reputation for beautiful people, nightlife and beaches but, as the city re-emerges as a cosmopolitan capital, the furor that has erupted over its architecture is distinctly ugly.
CNN's James Montague travels to Lebanon where controversy surrounds a newly rebuilt golf course.
The southern, dirt-poor Beirut suburb of Dahiyeh holds many secrets. After all, this is Hezbollah's stronghold, the powerbase of the militant Shia Muslim organization that has dominated Lebanese politics in recent years.
Lebanon has become a hub for the trade in endangered species, but moves are being made to protect the animals.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Beirut for his first state visit to Lebanon Wednesday.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah praised Saturday the upcoming visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon, his first trip to the country since taking office in 2005.
CNN?s Rima Maktabi reports on a foundation fighting to preserve Middle Eastern cultural history by salvaging photos.
A string of explosions in a weapons storage facility rattled the village of Shehabiyeh in southern Lebanon and started a fire, Lebanon's official news agency reported.
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Monday he put a hold on a $100 million U.S. military package for Lebanon's army out of increased concern American-supplied weapons could threaten Israel.
Nicole Dow: During your first visit to Beirut in 2006, the war between Hezbollah and Israel started. It's now been four years. How did you find Beirut on this second trip?
A literary festival in Beirut has showcased some of what it says is the most exciting new writing in the Arab world, and aims to introduce its writers to a global audience.
Internationally renowned fashion designer Zuhair Murad takes Inside the Middle East on a tour of his home city.
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British, French and Cypriot aircraft and a U.S. warship joined rescue crews searching the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon's coast Monday, where an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed with 90 people aboard.
Muhammad Hajj Moussa was only 11 years old when he lost both his legs. It is not at all easy for the teenager to speak about "that day," when his life was plunged into despair. He does so haltingly, in very short sentences, before ending in silent tears.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Lebanon on Sunday to pledge U.S. support for the country and its push for free elections.
A renowned blues guitarist hails from a country not usually associated with the musical genre. CNN's Brent Sadler reports.
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon says two Americans are missing in Lebanon and is appealing for information on their whereabouts
Lebanese leaders urged for calm on Thursday after the country's first political assassination in months threatened efforts to reconcile its divided factions
Syria and Lebanon agreed Wednesday to establish full diplomatic relations for the first time, taking a step toward healing tensions that have fueled decades of turmoil in Lebanon
A bomb ripped through a bus carrying civilians and members of the military during morning rush hour in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli
Five Lebanese militants, including a convicted murderer, received heroes' welcomes Wednesday as they returned to Beirut from Israel as part of a prisoner swap.
The Lebanese government announced Friday it has reached a unity Cabinet aimed at stabilizing the country torn by internal strife.
The head of the Lebanon?s army becomes president on Sunday. CNN's Cal Perry looks at the challenges he faces.
Lebanon's government and Hezbollah-led opposition reach a deal to end a political crisis.
Violence erupts in Beirut after the government moves to close down Hizballah's phone network
Some Lebanese joke that the U.S. will have a new President before they do. Others simply get on with plans to emigrate
The U.S. Navy has moved the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole and other ships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
The U.S. Navy is sending three ships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in a show of strength during a period of tensions with Syria and political uncertainty in Lebanon
The murder of a top Lebanese anti-terror investigator raises fears of heightened activity by al-Qaeda-related groups
Two Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Monday night, an Israeli police spokesman said.
Lebanon's pro-Western and pro-Syrian alliances have settled on a compromise presidential candidate, Gen. Michel Suleiman. Can he help broker peace?
Peacekeeping forces are hit and al-Qaeda allies are likely suspects. Will the border with Israel flare with warfare again?
French President Jacques Chirac kicked off an international donor conference aimed at raising billions in aid for battle-torn Lebanon by offering the government a 500 million euros ($650 million dollars) loan at "advantageous terms."
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Lebanon's prime minister has painted a picture of depleted resources, lost revenue, death and destruction during a speech given to potential donors in Stockholm.
The Israel Defense Forces will complete their pullout from southern Lebanon within 10 days, giving way to U.N. and Lebanese troops, Israel's army chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, said Tuesday.
The U.N.-brokered cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel will begin at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. ET) Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Saturday in a taped statement.
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The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a six-page proposal aimed at ending the monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon.
Israel lobbed artillery rounds into southern Lebanon late Wednesday as troops backed by tanks and armored vehicles moved across the border.
An Arab League delegation urged the United Nations on Tuesday to pass a resolution that would require an immediate Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon, diplomats said.
The U.N. Security Council met for several hours Saturday with no word on the fate of a draft resolution to halt the 25-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Talks between key Middle East players in Rome on a plan for ending the 15-day-old conflict in Lebanon Wednesday failed to reach agreement on an immediate cease-fire.
Leaders and representatives of countries around the world are meeting in Rome to discuss how to bring an end to the conflict in Lebanon and ease the humanitarian crisis. Pressure is on to achieve a swift cease-fire, but disagreements are expected as the U.S. pushes for a longer term solution to conflict in the Middle East.
The U.S. government Tuesday turned over its first shipment of aid for Lebanon to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Relatives of the two Israeli soldiers kidnapped last week by Hezbollah guerrillas pleaded with their captors to keep them safe, and to offer a sign that they are still alive.
We Americans like to think we're a pretty smart people, even when evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. And nowhere is that evidence more overwhelming than in the Middle East. History in the Middle East is everything, and we Americans seem to learn nothing from it.
Lebanon's government should play a role to bring peace to the nation which has been crippled by violence between Israel and Hezbollah, said the chief of a United Nations delegation in Beirut on Monday.
Loud explosions echoed across the southern suburbs of Beirut early Tuesday, indicating another Israeli airstrike a short time after a volley of Hezbollah rockets rained across northern Israel.
In times of crisis in the Middle East, the world often has looked to the United States for leadership. But this time the Bush administration has largely stayed on the sidelines.
Diplomacy sputtered Friday in the Israel-Lebanon conflict, as President Bush was forced to walk a political tightrope, Iran lobbed threats and insults at Israel, and Lebanon pleaded for international intervention to no avail.
As bombs fall in Beirut, pipelines explode in Nigeria and Iran shakes its fist at the West, energy traders and motorists alike are wondering one thing: How high can oil prices go?
Pleas for restraint on all sides of the latest Middle East violence have been expressed by governments around the world as tension continues to escalate in the region.
Addressing the escalation of hostilities in the Mideast, President Bush on Thursday warned that Israel should take care not to "weaken" Lebanon's government and also stressed that Syria "needs to be held to account."
Israeli warplanes early Friday bombed southern Beirut, home to the offices of Hezbollah and the group's leader, as the Israeli-Lebanese violence that has killed dozens of Lebanese civilians and 10 Israelis entered its third day.
The Israeli Cabinet authorized "severe and harsh" retaliation on Lebanon after Hezbollah guerillas kidnapped two soldiers and killed three others in a cross-border raid Wednesday.
Israel on Sunday accepted a cease-fire request from Lebanon, submitted through the United Nations, according to Maj. Gen. Udi Ada, who heads Israel's Northern Command.
Last year, when Syrian intelligence operatives were implicated in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, their motive seemed clear: to neutralize a political opponent of ...
Last year, when Syrian intelligence operatives were implicated in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, their motive seemed clear: to neutralize a political opponent of Syria's three-decade occupation of Lebanon.
The Scene spent the day in Beirut with fashion designer Elie Saab. Do you have a favorite hangout in the Lebanese capital? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.
Palestinian militants fired two rockets on Israeli targets Friday, one of them striking the home of a family of four and injuring them, according to the Israeli military.
Under pressure from the United Nations and opposition politicians, Lebanon's security chief said he was putting his fate in the hands of Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati said Tuesday he had formed a new government.
Pro-Syrian Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has named former government minister Najib Mikati as prime minister-designate.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has committed to a complete withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence services from Lebanon by April 30, according to U.N. envoy Terje Roed-Larsen.
Tens of thousands of pro-Syrian protesters are expected to crowd central Beirut one day after Damascus began pulling troops back to eastern Lebanon.
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The leaders of Syria and Lebanon have announced the pullback of Syrian troops to Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley by the end of March.
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and Syrian leader Bashar Assad will meet Monday in Damascus to discuss details of a pullback of Syrian troops in Lebanon, Lebanese and Syrian government officials said Sunday.
The United States has criticized Syria's announcement that it will withdraw its forces in Lebanon in a two-step process, saying the troops "must withdraw completely and immediately."
Syrian President Bashar Assad, facing increasing international pressure, is expected to announce a pullback of Syrian troops to eastern Lebanon, Beirut political sources have said.
The Lebanese government abruptly resigned Monday during a stormy parliamentary debate, prompting a tremendous roar from tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in central Beirut.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been killed in a huge explosion in Beirut, with several others killed as a result of the blast, with several more injured.
An Israeli army officer and a United Nations peacekeeper were killed Sunday when a gunfight erupted between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah militants in the disputed Shebaa Farms region along the Israel-Lebanon border, Israel Defense Forces said.
Cross-border fighting broke out early Friday between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah militia in the disputed Shebaa Farms region along the border with Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah said.
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