- Sectarian shooting wounds 7 people south of Lebanese capital Updated: Jul-01-15 7:35 am
BEIRUT - Supporters of rival Lebanese factions clashed early on Wednesday in a coastal town south of Beirut, leaving several people wounded, the country's state news agency and a security official said.
- As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action Updated: Jun-29-15 6:35 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border - a move that will also outflank any Kurdish attempts to create a state along Turkey's southern frontier.
- Druze anger sparks deadly attack on Israeli ambulance Updated: Jun-23-15 2:32 pm
NABI SHUAIB SHRINE, Israel - An unprecedented attack by a mob of Israeli Druze villagers who snatched a wounded Syrian rebel from an Israeli ambulance in the Golan Heights and beat him to death reflects the spiraling anger among the Jewish state's Druze minority, which has been pushing for the government to do more to help the Syrian Druze caught up in the neighboring country's civil war.
- Bloodshed in El Salvador reaching levels of 1980s civil war Updated: Jun-22-15 7:16 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this violent place, women are scurrying to salons to give up their blond hair and highlights, to dye it all black - not out of fashion sense, but out of fear.
- Israeli Druze alarmed by plight of their brethren in Syria Updated: Jun-22-15 3:43 pm
DALIYAT AL-KARMEL, Israel - Members of Israel's Druze minority, long among the Jewish state's most loyal citizens, have become increasingly concerned about the plight of their beleaguered brethren in neighboring Syria. Now, they are asking the state of Israel to help their fellow Druze next door - and some are even offering to go fight in Syria if needed.
- UN group urges Peru to do more on 'missing' from civil war Updated: Jun-10-15 7:45 pm
LIMA, Peru - A United Nations working group says Peru needs to determine the exact number of people missing from its 1980-2000 civil conflict, develop a plan for researching the violence and create a national map of graves holding those killed.
- Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria Updated: Jun-08-15 12:32 pm
BORDER GUARD FORCES COMMAND, Jordan - Jordan's military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants.
- Syria opposition in Egypt to search for political solution Updated: Jun-08-15 9:16 am
CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister says his country is hosting the second meeting of Syrian opposition this year in a bid to champion a political process amid an international and regional focus on a military solution to the conflict now in its fifth year.