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Beirut garbage 'mafia' torching Lebanese governance (+video)
Five Czechs missing in Lebanon: Kidnapped for money or politics?
Is a 'rump state' of Syria inevitable? Assad digs in his heels.
'Torture videos' roil Lebanon. Why that's a cause for optimism.
For Saudis, assertive posture is answer to aggressive Iran, cautious US
How Islamic State teaches hate: insights from an ex-Al Qaeda jihadist
Why Iran is standing by its weakened, and expensive, ally Syria
Can Syria's Assad withstand latest battlefield setbacks? (+video)
Shaken by Yemen, Lebanon works to keep its balance (+video)
Syria as Vietnam? Why the war could be making Hezbollah stronger. (+video)
Iran-backed advance in southern Syria rattles Israel
Rafik Hariri: In Lebanon, assassination reverberates 10 years later
Hezbollah strikes back at Israel: Why escalation is not inevitable (+video)
After deadly attack on Hezbollah, militant group weighs its response (+video)
Experts cast doubt on Spiegel claim of Syrian nuclear facility
Is Lebanon closing its door to Syrian refugees? (+video)
How oil price slump is putting a squeeze on Hezbollah, Iran's Shiite ally
Jihadi hostage-taking: Could it get out of control in Lebanon?
British watchtowers dot a Mideast border again – this time with Islamic State
UN pushes for targeted Syrian cease-fires in hopes of delivering aid (+video)
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US-Turkey military deal: A turning point in Obama's handling of Syria crisis? (+video)
Turkey's 'risky' two-front war: political opportunity for Erdogan?
White House says no to Snowden pardon, even as attitudes shift
Seeking Refuge: Calais crisis ensnares locals as unwitting smugglers
China: As water demands grow sharply, supply is shrinking
Robots in war: Ethical concern, or a help for social ills?
Moving beyond suspicion, Muslims and Evangelicals seek common ground
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FDA cilantro ban: Why cilantro from Puebla, Mexico is prohibited in the US
How did missing Florida teens end up so far off course? (+video)
Texas authorities hope Sandra Bland booking video will quell rumors
Lithium found in exploding star clears up stellar mystery
Tom Cruise on 'Tonight Show': How the lip-sync battle segment got so big (+video)
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