Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met Friday with leaders from Hamas, a militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. and Israel. The meeting sparked renewed debate over whether any negotiations should include the Palestinian group.
The leader of Hezbollah threatened Thursday an attack on Israel, blaming it for Tuesday's car bombing that left one of the group's top commanders, Imad Mughniyeh, dead. Two Middle East experts assess the repercussions of the feared terrorist's death.
Two days of gun battles in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon have left dozens of Lebanese soldiers, Palestinian militants and civilians dead in the worst internal fighting since Lebanon's civil war ended 17 years ago.