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    January 28, 2015  

    In our News Wrap Wednesday, Hezbollah rocket fire killed two Israeli soldiers on the Israel-Lebanon border. The Israeli military fired back with airstrikes and artillery fire. Also, Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general, went before the Senate for her confirmation hearing. Continue reading

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    January 19, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, Americans observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with marches celebrating the civil rights leader, as well as protests over the racial divide, police killings of people of color and income disparity. Also, Iran and Hezbollah blamed Israel for an airstrike in the Syria-controlled part of the Golan Heights that killed an Iranian general and six Hezbollah fighters dead. Continue reading

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    June 7, 2014  

    Presidential elections were held in Syria on Tuesday, with President Bashar al-Assad taking nearly 90 percent of the vote. Is the U.S. ‘behind the curve’ in its handling of the conflict? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Liz Sly, the Beirut bureau chief at the Washington Post, about what Assad’s victory means for U.S. involvement in the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis. Continue reading

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    January 5, 2014  

    A new source of conflict in the Middle East might be emerging. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the Islamic militant group, Hezbollah, is getting more advanced weaponry that could be far more precise in their attacks. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the first major winter storm of 2014 shut down cities in the Midwest as it barreled towards the Northeast. Heavy snow is expected across New England. Also, Sunni militants linked to al-Qaida battled for control of two Iraqi cities, storming government buildings and police stations. Continue reading

  • June 6, 2013  

    The Syrian civil war continues to spill over its neighboring border, with rocket attacks fired against a Hezbollah stronghold and at a town known as a haven for rebels. Ray Suarez talks to Margaret Warner, reporting from from Beirut, about the recapture of key Syrian town of Qusayr and sectarian tensions in Lebanon. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2013  

    Hezbollah troops, among the best trained and equipped in the Middle East, have been helping the Assad regime in the fight. Margaret Warner reports from Lebanon on the various sectarian and regional conflicts motivating Hezbollah’s participation in its neighbor’s conflict and the increasing attacks in Lebanon by Syrian rebels. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2013  

    Two rockets exploded in an area of Beirut controlled by Hezbollah, raising new concerns about the spread of the Syrian conflict into Lebanon and the region. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner from Beirut about Hezbollah’s support for the Assad regime and the country’s history of strife and its remaining sectarian tensions. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2013  

    In Syria, Assad government troops pushed to retake a strategic town close to the Lebanese border. Hezbollah fighters joined the Syrian regime army in laying siege to Qusayr, home to 40,000 civilians. Judy Woodruff reports on the growing involvement of Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2012  

    A century ago, 20 percent of the Middle East was Christian. Today, they are only 5 percent of the total population. As stricter, more conservative interpretations of Islam have become more widespread in the Middle East, Christians have chosen to leave their homelands fearing harassment or violence. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

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